Letters to God (Movie Tie-in)

Letters to God (Movie Tie-in)

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by Patrick Doughtie, John Perry
     
 

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This novel is inspired by the major motion picture, Letters to God, scheduled for theatrical release in spring 2010. Viewers of the film will be eager to read more of this inspiring story. Tyler, a nine-year-old boy, is stricken with incurable brain cancer and begins to write letters to God. He turns his suffering into spiritual lessons for his widowed mother, his

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This novel is inspired by the major motion picture, Letters to God, scheduled for theatrical release in spring 2010. Viewers of the film will be eager to read more of this inspiring story. Tyler, a nine-year-old boy, is stricken with incurable brain cancer and begins to write letters to God. He turns his suffering into spiritual lessons for his widowed mother, his embittered adolescent brother, and a troubled postman. Letters to God probes some of the most important and most-often-asked questions that trouble people of faith: 'Why do we suffer?' 'Where is God?' 'Why do godly, faithful children have to battle cancer?' This inspiring story of hope will help readers from all walks work toward greater understanding of God's presence and care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310327653
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Series:
Letters to God Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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letters to God


By Patrick Doughtie Heather Doughtie

Zondervan

Copyright © 2010 Patrick and Heather Doughtie
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-72013-3


Chapter One

This morning I woke up excited. My fishing trip with Grandpa was only two days away!

I had to find my special compass that he gave me. It helps us find the hidden lake where we catch the big fish.

So I looked ...

and looked ...

but I couldn't find it.

"You need to clean your room or no trip this weekend," Mom said. But I had to find my compass!

Dad always says that if I have a problem, I should talk to God about it.

"HEY, GOD. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY COMPASS?"

I waited. Then I looked some more. I still couldn't find it.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from letters to God by Patrick Doughtie Heather Doughtie Copyright © 2010 by Patrick and Heather Doughtie. Excerpted by permission.
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Meet the Author

Before focusing his creative energies on fiction, Patrick Doughtie honed his artistic skills as a newspaperman, recording artist, and screenwriter. He was one of the youngest newspaper general managers in California when he and one of his four brothers decided to move to Nashville to pursue a music career. In 1996, after his son Tyler was born, Patrick left the late nights and long trips of the music world to start a construction business in Nashville. After his son's death in 2005, he began his career as a screenwriter. Patrick has written five screenplays and two short-subject scripts in a variety of genres: comedy, drama, thriller, action, and a children's story.

John Perry graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, with additional studies at University College, Oxford, England. Before beginning his career as an author in 1997, he was an award-winning advertising copywriter and radio producer. John has published 21 books as an author, collaborator, or ghostwriter. He is the biographer of Sgt. Alvin York, Mary Custis Lee (wife of Robert E. Lee and great granddaughter of Martha Washington), and George Washington Carver. Among other books, he has also written about the 1925 Scopes 'monkey' trial (Monkey Business, with Marvin Olasky, Band H Publishing, 2005) and contemporary prison reform (God Behind Bars, Thomas Nelson, 2006). He is a two-time Gold Medallion finalist and Lincoln Prize nominee. He lives in Nashville.

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Letters to God 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
WigglesNSquiggles More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few books that I have read that has changed my life. This book made me laugh, cry, get angry, and above all trust that no matter the situation in life God is there for you...even if it doesn't make a bit of sense. A must read for anybody and every body...just make sure to have a box of tissues handy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie on this so sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best of the best thid book is so amazing like is a true story and you get lost on the book it make e cry wen i read it!!! ;-)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is amzing but sad sadness+good : asome!!!!!!!!:)'):):):()
Haley-shea More than 1 year ago
I read this at a time where my faith was a bit shaky and it really strengthened it. Great inspirational book for anyone at all. It was such a well plotted story and the story itself was so heartbreaking and compelling. Really an amazing book.
christina alperi More than 1 year ago
Is+it+the+book+or+the+movie+that+im+buying+here%3F
Matthew Monahan More than 1 year ago
One+word.+God.+He+had+a+great+idea+to+make++this+book.+It+is+so+inspirational.
Matt Twehues More than 1 year ago
seen the movie reading the book!
maximunridelover23 More than 1 year ago
The movie was so insperational. I cried at the end. Love it.
Alyssa Schultz More than 1 year ago
the movie is great. But you should read the book, you understand it alot more.
Kaye Doughtie More than 1 year ago
precious story about a little boys faith.
Colby Carlson More than 1 year ago
Havent read the book though
Paige whitfield More than 1 year ago
i seen the movie
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AJ_G More than 1 year ago
This book is a touching tale of life and tragedy. It was an extremely easy read...plot and general flow of the storyline was very elementary. I would recommend if you want a quick afternoon read. However, if you are looking for a challenge, this is not the book for you. In all fairness, the book's storyline is one that can very much happen to anyone anywhere at anytime. Tugs at your heartstrings!!
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Stylen More than 1 year ago
I just paid $9.99 for a book I thought was about a movie. But this book is only 10 pages long & I still can't believe I just paid $9.99 for this. Now I have to go & spend another $9.99 for the version that the movie is based on. Ugh!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cause I think I saw the movie to it. The cover looks different. In the movie it had a kid fighting for his life against Chemo. Sad sad movie.