In Miracles, Father Jake Austin's life is hurled into the vortex of three storms: A dying sister, a bleeding statue, and a comatose infant in the intensive care unit. What will be left standing after these tempests have passed?
Father Jake Austin's life is turned upside down by three intersecting plots that focus on the relationship between miracles and science, the clash of facts and faith, and the inexplicable production of unexpected miracles from disastrous events.
As a priest, he counsels a young couple whose baby is in a coma but wonders whether he is dealing with an accident or child abuse.
When his sister is hospitalized with leukemia, he assumes the role of caregiver for her child, as well as her bone marrow donor.
Newspaper reports of miracles at a nearby parish draw Jake to St. Wenceslaus Church. When he arrives, he witnesses a statue weep blood, and his Bishop assigns the investigation to him.
With each challenge, his faith is tested. One thing is for certain, Jake is not your conventional Catholic priest.
Book 2 in the Father Jake Austin Mystery series.
About the Author
John Vanek received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University, his medical degree from the University of Rochester, did his internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. His poetry has won contests and has been published in a variety of literary journals, anthologies, and magazines. John lives in Florida, where he teaches a poetry workshop for seniors. For more information, go to JohnVanekAuthor.com.