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Road to a Miracle

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Soon after Mark Shaw’s stepsons and the infamous Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight made international headlines leading to the coach's firing, Shaw woke up to a spiritual journey that led him down the road to a miracle. Born in Indiana after WWII, he traversed America trying his hand at a multitude of careers. As a criminal defense attorney, newspaper co-publisher, television personality, radio talk show host, film producer, and prolific author, he crossed paths with celebrities including Paul ...

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Overview

Soon after Mark Shaw’s stepsons and the infamous Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight made international headlines leading to the coach's firing, Shaw woke up to a spiritual journey that led him down the road to a miracle. Born in Indiana after WWII, he traversed America trying his hand at a multitude of careers. As a criminal defense attorney, newspaper co-publisher, television personality, radio talk show host, film producer, and prolific author, he crossed paths with celebrities including Paul Newman, James Stewart, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Palmer, and Joan Baez. But it wasn’t until losing his marriage and stepchildren to the drama of the “Knightmare,” that he could face his demons and welcome a Higher Power into his world. After falling in love again and graduating from seminary, Shaw, childless at 65-years-old, was now ready for his destiny, one that would complete him. An inspiring and true tale filled with stories that will surprise, amuse, and move you, Road to a Miracle will open your heart, mind and spirit to any miracle that may be winding its way toward you.

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"What an eclectic life Mark has experienced!  From F. Lee Bailey to Pastor Rick Warren; Bobby Knight to Don Larsen; and then the John Denver look-alike to a blessed miracle. This is a fun read." SQuire Rushnell, bestselling author, When God Winks.”

 “Sharing the human journey is one of the great signs of humanities common heritage and one of the most powerful witnesses to Donne’s adage that “no man is an island.” Shaw’s story, told with immense passion, is one to grip his reader as they accompany him on a journey filled with surprising twist and turns, to a final, unexpected ending, overflowing with joy and great blessings.” Dr. Paul Pearson, Director, Thomas Merton Center

Road to a Miracle is truly a miracle!  What a great read!  Once I started reading it, I could not put it down!  Mark Shaw is one blessed man and it was a real treat to read the story of how he found his daughter and granddaughters!  Everyone should be so lucky!” – David Brofsky, ESPN Senior Producer

"As a television personality, author, and radio talk show host, Mark Shaw gets up close and personal with Hollywood’s glitterati and some of the biggest stars in the world of sports. Only then does he discover how the double-edged sword of celebrity culture cuts both ways, forcing him to confront his own demons and find new life in a faith and a family that come – seemingly -- out of nowhere." Don Lattin – bestselling author of The Harvard Psychedelic Club.

“Mark Shaw's book is compelling. I felt like he was speaking with me directly as he draws us into the ups and downs of his fascinating life journey.” Dr. Lewis Rambo, Author and Professor Emeritus, San Francisco Theological Seminary

“This story will fascinate you and bring you joy. An intriguing tale with a marvelous ending.” – Hall of Fame golf course designer Pete Dye and his wife Alice

"Mark Shaw's Road to a Miracle is more than his own story.  It's the "duobiography" of himself and of the divine presence urging and guiding him along his way.  I've witnessed his openness to transcendent serendipity.  But of all the wonderfully improbable events in his life, the stunning surprise that prompted the writing of this book is the most fantastic.  It gives resolution and blessing not only to him, but to his readers as well."  -- Rev. Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California, author of Open Christianity and Birdlike and Barnless.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936905003
  • Publisher: People's Press
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Shaw is a former criminal defense attorney and television personality turned author of 24 books. They include biographies of Thomas Merton, Jonathan Pollard, and Melvin Belli, and the novel No Peace for the Wicked, to be released in the fall 2011. More about Mr. Shaw is at www.markshawbooks.com and at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_William_Shaw.

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