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Broken Mary: A Journey of Hope

Broken Mary: A Journey of Hope

by Kevin Matthews

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In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well-known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As the drive-time radio host for seventeen years and also the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and other characters, Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in front of 65,000 fans at Grant Park. He traveled around the world, met the famous, had babies named after him, and helped countless charities. He entertained hundreds of thousands of people inside prisons, army bases, and backyards. His promotions included comedy jams, a band, barbeque throw downs, and golf outings. Broken Mary is Matthews' story of his early years in radio and stand-up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with MS, his awakening to the dignity of women, and, importantly, his chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that happened as a result. Told with Matthews' signature good humor, this confession of the brokenness of mankind is touchingly honest, personally inspiring, and full of hope.

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ISBN-13: 9781942611707
Publisher: Wellspring
Publication date: 07/25/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 516,203
File size: 327 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Part I Radio Man

On Air 3

1 The Early Years 5

2 Pontiac to Grand Rapids 11

3 State College 13

4 Comedy with a Clear Mind 17

On Air 23

5 Grand Rapids to Chicago 25

6 Indians 31

7 Grandpa Sana 33

8 Reclaiming the Land 37

9 Do You Truly Believe? 39

10 Chicago to Grand Rapids 45

11 The Presence of Mary 51

On Air 53

12 Bad News 55

13 To the Doctor 57

14 MS 65

15 Dave Mason 71

16 Go to the Cemetery 75

17 Home from the Cemetery 81

18 The Rosary and the Church 85

Part II Broken Mary

19 Finding Mary 93

20 Broken Mary 99

On Air 103

21 A Circle 105

22 Putting Mary Together 111

23 Trust Me 117

24 Are You Listening? 121

25 Traveling Mary 125

26 The Rosary App 133

27 Pilgrim Mary 137

28 Who Found Whom? 141

29 I Love Radio 145

30 It's Just Beginning 147

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