|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2010|
|Number of Pages:||291|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 7.5 x 0.75|
Jason Wright is a bestselling author and a political commentator and the co-founder of PoliticalDerby. com, a website for political junkies. His articles have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the US. He is the author of several books including The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); Christmas Jars Reunion (2009) and Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle (2009). Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on the origin of the Christmas Jar, the lost art of letter writing, service, and other topics. Jason is from Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah. Jason is married and has 4 children.
Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole.
Cole Connor has become a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him on his front porch to learn about Rex Connor-and the Seventeen Second Miracle. Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest of acts could change the world for good. And the students, each with their own secrets and private pains, will begin to understand that even tragedy brings lessons. Even pain brings comfort. Even death brings miracles. A seventeen second miracle can change a life-if you let it.