by Douglas Scott Hall
This is a book about hope. This is a book about love. This is a book about transformation. This book is a journey of one manís life to which many people can relate.
This is a book that takes a comedic look at pregnancy from a manís perspective followed by the awe-inspiring awakening of fatherhood and how that miracle has changed and refocused my lifeís meaning. It includes coping with the news that our son was born with a rare metabolic disease called PKU and how that caused our faith to grow stronger and deeper as we came to realize the bigger purpose for which we are here and how special our son is.
The joy of the book is in its ultimate message: There is no greater calling for a man than fatherhood. The lessons we both learn from and teach to our children are Godís greatest gifts. To see the world through their innocent, honest perspective is total truth and helps restore some perspective back into this broken world in which we live.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a forty-two-year-old who lives in Corona Del Mar, California, with my beautiful wife, Heather; our son, Maximillian; and a daughter who is due to arrive in September. I became a father for the first time at age forty. This event is what ultimately will shape the remainder of my life as it brought new meaning and focus to my life. My son, Maximillian, and his love, truth, and beauty have restored my faith in God and brought renewed perspective on the true meaning of life.
I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and our family owned an amusement park in Ontario, Canada, called Crystal Beach. That is where, as a child, I learned to dream. I dreamed anything was possible. I was blessed to be around the fun and joy an amusement park can bring to people, and I realized at a young age that life is all about enjoying each moment and living for the present.
I have always enjoyed being able to touch peopleís lives, to make them smile and be happy, and it is my sincere belief that this book will achieve that purpose. Writing has long been my preferred platform of reaching people with a message of hope and love. It is with that goal in mind that I have written this book.
(2007, paperback, 74 pages)
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