Fourth and Forever

Fourth and Forever

by Bert Carson


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ISBN-13: 9781470130473
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, 68 years ago. Currently I live in Huntsville, Alabama, which is a little over 100 miles north of Birmingham. I didn't get to Huntsville via Interstate 65. Rather, I arrived here after living in Trussville and Childersburg, Alabama; Palatka and Jacksonville, Florida; Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Vietnam, Mobile (Alabama), Laurel (Mississippi), Memphis, and Mentone, Alabama.

I've been a construction worker, soldier, corporate manager, car dealer, minister, professional speaker, small business owner, and writer. I've been married four times, bankrupt twice, homeless once, and a millionaire once.

I currently live, very happily, with my wife, Christina, whose CV is as long (or longer) than mine. With our partner, Adrienne Wall, we operate a small photography business, specializing in Day Care portraits

I love to read and write.

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AdrienneW More than 1 year ago
Fourth and Forever is an absolute gem of a book. It is heartwarming, uplifting, and filled with insight, yet contains all the strength and toughness you'd expect from the Vietnam vet protagonist, Josh Edwards. I was hooked after the first paragraph and found myself laughing, crying, and cheering along with the characters. The story takes place in present times and flashes back to Josh's experiences in Vietnam, so the reader gets to see inside the heart of a man who, by doing what's right for his son and for himself in the face of a painful situation, finds himself in an extraordinary circumstance. The story is a rare account of a life of a man with integrity and so well-told that I forgot I was reading and felt like I was listening to a master storyteller. Josh's life wasn't easy, but he was true to himself, so he never lived from anger or hate or resentfulness, even though the circumstances of his life weren't easy. There are so few Josh Edwards's out there, in either fiction or life, that I found myself wanting to reread the book, just to see again what it looks like to live life with no agenda, no games, nothing except the intent to live honestly and with integrity, and it was delightful to see how Josh's life turned out. I hope this author will write more like this because so few examples of this caliber of person exist in the world. The book resonated with me in the way that deep truths penetrate; when I was finished, I felt like I'd had a brush with greatness. The story is about the big truths in our lives, and if we let it, Fourth and Forever shows us how to live. The author quotes the last few lines of Neville Shute's Round the Bend in which the main character realizes he's walked and talked with God. When I finished this book, I knew that I, too, had walked and talked with God, this time in the form of Josh Edwards.