- Perfect Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Lost Borders Press (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0977763226
- ISBN-13: 978-0977763221
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,176,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marley Rides Perfect Paperback – November 1, 2007
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This story is gold! The central theme is COURAGE. Not the individualized courage of Horatio at the bridge, but Prince Hal rallying his men, telling them that men now abed in England, will consider themselves robbed, because they were not there. Marley s courage was magnificent; a courage that spread to others. This story ennobles us to rise above our stolid, stultifying lives and, for a little while, be greater than we are. We can borrow some of his courage, faith and hope. Marley was the victim, yes, but he was also Commander of the Legion of Hope. We have given him much, but he has given us more. --Jeff Cheek, Combat Veteran, Korean War
Marley Rides is about connection the connection between family members and, through the fierce toughness and fragile tenderness of that bond, the connections between that family and the rest of us. I have learned...
A little more about the power of faith and prayer and their role in healing
A little more about letting go of any delusions about how we can take over and steer another s life no matter how much we love the person or know the right thing to do
A little more about how to acknowledge the unthinkable my child might die before I do
A little more about how to be vulnerable
A little more about how to feel the power of joining with each other in love --Sue Reis Lamb, Senior Executive Consultant, CPS Human Resource Services
While reading Marley Rides, I was spellbound and deeply moved. It is a superb book on so many levels, moving back and forth from the personal story to the larger story. For weeks, I lived in a space of deep sorrow that was equally a place of powerful expansion.
Marley Rides is the story of a mother. Her devotion, her humor, her unfailing stamina and dedication to find meaning in Marley s journey through cancer. It blesses all mothers everywhere.
I loved how the author captured Marley' s speech, his affection, his social nature, his wildness, and gusto for having fun. That experience of him through the story is stamped indelibly on my heart, and is such a perfect reminder of the joy inherent in all of us as human beings.
Marley Rides. is a masterpiece testimonial to a young warrior and his unique way of living life, to a mother's steadfast, bottomless love, and to the infinite possibilities and generosity of spirit elicited through Marley's Network. --Nancy Jane, Teacher and Wilderness Guide
About the Author
Jennifer Hart lives in the woods outside of Ashland, Oregon doing her best to stay fully alive while listening to the voices of Those Who Have Gone Before, or her Intuition. After experiencing the deaths of her brother-in-law, Steven Foster and her son, Marley Pratt just weeks apart, Jennifer has spent her time delving into the meaning of life and death, writing from her heart, supporting her daughter's dreams, and living a life full of laughter and tears. Her calling is to help her international family rediscover the art of supportive networking, the deep communal feelings and inherent sacredness of joy and loss, and the care for the dying which incorporates the wisdom of the old ways.
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I hope you will take a look. I found it hard to put down. It is an opus that nurtures and fills the reader with awe and wonder. Jennifer is a compelling writer. It was most generous of her to commit Marley's tale to these pages.
It is a special resource to recommend to those with close friends or family members dealing with a terminal illness.
Reading about the way Marley and his family lived, really lived in the face of cancer was inspiring. The choices that they made, the love they shared and the community they created and encouraged was and is a beautiful and powerful thing.
Thank you for writing such a powerful and emotionally available book. I am changed from reading it.
This story of a boy who lived like there was no tomorrow, gave me the kick in the pants I needed to stop whining and to start living while I have the chance. The story is also about connecting with family, friends, and an extended e-community. This book made me re-think what I believed individuality and strength are.
Simply put, reading MARLEY RIDES has made me a better person, because I'm not so afraid to live, love, or die anymore.