Sam and Holly Foster seemed to enjoy near-perfect lives. Each claimed a successful career and a legacy of goals set and achieved. Held above their possessions and accomplishments was their only child, James. He was the son they promised to raise together and the reason they came home each night. But when a life crisis jolts the Fosters from their comfortable routines, Sam and Holly find the foundation of their family tested to the breaking point until chance encounters guided by a higher power bring the couple back together.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Edition description:||Second Edition,anniversary edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. He is the author of The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); Recovering Charles (2008); Christmas Jars Reunion (2009); Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle (2009); The Cross Gardener (2010); The Seventeen Second Miracle (2010); The Wedding Letters (2011); and The 13th Day of Christmas (2012). Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He has been seen on FoxNews, CNN, CSPAN and on many local and national radio shows. He lives with his wife, Kodi, and their four children in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Read an Excerpt
A very wise philosopher once said over hot caramel sundaes after middle school graduation: "Life's miracles happen when you least expect them." He said it wasn't the well-planned, made-for-television moments that change and define us. Instead, our destiny is determined by how we choose to weave into our lives the random, unexpected happenings on seemingly normal Thursday afternoons. "Be prepared for chance, change, and miracles," he offered with a wise wink. He preached that miracles would come in a thousand and one different packages. "And some will feel better on your soul than others," he finished with a wrinkled smile, tapping the end of my nose with his dripping oversized dessert spoon. Sadly, that wise man died when I was too young to fully appreciate his wisdom. It's a shame; my father was a genius.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
FUN TIDBIT On December 24, 2003, Jason F. Wright went to a copy shop and had them print and bind ONE copy of The James Miracle manuscript. He had been secretly writing before work, during lunch, and when his small family slept. He wrapped this precious gift for his wife as a Christmas present. This is what Jason wrote about Christmas morning: "The next morning, after our two little girls had opened their presents, I handed the package to my wife and nervously watched her open it. Her eyes went wide at the dedication and title page. 'You wrote this?' she asked, flipping through the pages. 'All of it?' I laughed and assured her it was an original work. Then I explained that the book wasn't really the gift--it was the message." The book was cherished and shown to a few close friends. With their encouragement James had the book published..."and, against all odds, his writing career was born." NOW 10 YEARS LATER We get to once again read the wonderful story of a family who are going different directions because of different demands... Until one fateful accident rocked them to the bottom of their world... A stranger and a string of events will show them what really matters in this life. "The James Miracle isn't just a novel - it's a message." I absolutely LOVED this book! GREAT writing! FABULOUS story!
5 STARS This is a fast read, but could have read it a lot faster if I could see through the tears. This is touching story, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. It makes you want to reach out and hug your family. Sometimes we get so busy and forget to slow down spend more time with your family. Sam and Holly Foster seemed so real to me I had a hard time thinking it was fiction. I liked them. It starts out before they met and how they met. Then James they brought James into their family. Sam & Holly both worked full time and led super busy lives. The setting for this book was VA, Washington D.C. area I was impressed that this was first book. It was written as a Christmas present. I don't think I will at sail boats the same way again. Miracles and prayers do come answered, just sometimes it is not the answer we want, but what is needed. I like Jason F. Wright writing style. He writes characters that we want to see more of. Story is short to the point but filled with wonder and emotional up and downs. I will keep reading his works with a box of tissue handy. I was given this book to read from Shadow Mountain so I could give an honest review and be part of its blog tour.
"At any given second, somewhere in this grand old world of His, someone kneels beside a bed, or a couch, or inside a mildewed cardboard box underneath some remote highway overpass, and asks, 'God, do miracles exist?' They do. And not just on Thursday afternoon." I love it when you pick up a book that changes your life for the better. One that you will never let be far from arms reach, so when you feel life is slowly unraveling beyond your reach, you can grasp it with both hands and never let it go. The James Miracle from best selling author Jason F. Wright is that book for me. Short, sweet and too the point, their is something so powerful and moving tucked between the covers of this book, you feel like you've been given a secret. One that is whispered in the quiet as you read the words on the pages, and ones you know will stay with you long after you close the book. Sam and Holly Foster are that couple that you would see and know that without a doubt they had each found their soul mate and was inevitable that they would meet and have that ideal marriage we all dream about. Sam was the one who his father claimed "could sell sand at a desert flea market."He was someone so committed to work harder than those around him, and he knew he would find a way to provide for his family, a talent he simply called, "The Sam Show." Holly Foster would be the one woman in Sam's life that would prove to be the exception to every rule Sam would ever establish. Sam learned from sage advice from his father that life's miracles happen when you least expect them. "He said it wasn't the well-planned, made-for-television moments that change and define us but instead our destiny is determined by how we choose to weave into our lives the random, unexpected happenings on seemingly normal Thursday afternoons. 'Be prepared for chance, change and miracles.' He said that miracles would come in a thousand and one different packages and some would feel better on your soul than others. Sadly Sam's father dies before Sam could truly appreciate his wisdom. Sam's father in his mind was a true genius."(pg 2) Now those hard learned lessons will come to test Sam and Holly in a way they never expected and would change their lives forever. I received The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright compliments of Shadow Mountain Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions are my own except where notated. This is a book you will need to read more than once because each time you do, you discover something you didn't see before. You will discover that miracles happen when you least expect them; that miracles can be granted by strangers; that if you can't see miracles, perhaps you're looking in the wrong direction and will prepare our hearts to say, 'Father, what is thy will?" This is easily a book that you will not only read in a single sitting, but will undoubtedly read again and again. There is a pure hope that comes from this story and I can't wait to find even more books by Jason F. Wright to add to this one in my permanent library. This one by far is worth 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.