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"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
Pharmacist Frank J. Nice has traveled to Haiti for nearly twenty years, making the trip several times many years. This is the story of the medical mission (and more) began by Dr. Nice and those many people who served there with him. It is also the story of the many Haitians he met, helped through the work of the medical missions, and worked and planned with to improve health and education in Haiti. (I should say I know Frank as he is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Derwood, MD where I am social concerns minister. We serve together on the parish Haiti Mission committee, with perhaps ten others.) Frank is about as dedicated as anyone can be to the people of Haiti, contributing much time, talent and treasure, beyond belief, to the Haitian people.
The book tells much about the life and culture of Haitians. Much is "beyond belief." It reflects the joys and hopes, griefs and anxieties of volunteering in Haiti and promoting health and education programs. The book includes many practical stories that will likely benefit people who are thinking of making a medical or education trip to Haiti. It also includes many amusing and sad stories of daily life in Haiti--the buses, planes, roads, food, cats and dogs, the beauty of nature, the harsh storms, the mosquitoes, spiders and other bugs . . . you name it and Frank has likely touched upon it in this book.
I do believe that Frank is a mystic, that is, a person (as described by Evelyn Underhill in her book "Mysticism") who sees God in the small and great things of life and of the day. He writes about many of those things in this book, not in a holier than thou way, but in a way that shows that God is indeed beyond belief as well. "Bondye bon!!!"
This book is easy to read and delightful too, filled with the charm imparted by a natural story-teller.
This book is an amazing memoir told in a down to earth manner about the people that live in Haiti and of the hero’s that came to serve them. It’s a serious topic told about real people with plenty of humor to keeps one ‘s interest to the very end. This is also a spiritual book in so many ways as Dr. Frank lets you know of his spiritual observations along the way. it’s a message of hope. Shawnee will shine tonight! PJ