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The Seventeen Second Miracle Paperback – September 28, 2010
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About the Author
Jason F. Wright is the national bestselling author of Christmas Jars. He’s also a consultant whose editorial articles on politics, pop culture, and public policy have appeared in newspapers and magazines nationwide. He serves as founder and managing editor of the widely read political destination, PoliticalDerby.com.
Jason fell in love with Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley while researching the area for The Wednesday Letters, and with the enthusiastic blessing of his wife, Kodi, he recently relocated with her and their four children to the historic town of Woodstock. A sign on their door says, “Friends welcome. Family by appointment only.”
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Just today, I was at a movie theater and in the bathroom I found an over-sized gaudy ring that is popular among teens--worth maybe $5.00. I thought about leaving it on the counter, with the chance that someone might come looking for it. But then I thought about what Rex Conner (or his son, Cole) might have done. I took the extra time, even though it meant missing more of my movie, and delivered it to the manager of the theater. Perhaps it will sit in lost and found forever, or perhaps it will be recovered by a grateful teenager. But taking the extra time, be it 17 seconds or several minutes, to do something that might make a difference to someone else, helps me become a more compassionate person.
In The Seventeen Second Miracle, Rex Connor leaves behind a legacy--a legacy that began when he made the worst mistake of his life--one that forever changed him. His son, Cole, is determined to continue sharing the life lessons he learned from his father by holding Discussions with groups of high school teenagers.
Each year, the local high school principle selects teens to become part of the Discussion group. This year, only three are selected, but it proves to be the most impactful group yet as they struggle to face the realities of life and make the right choices despite significant roadblocks.
The Seventeen Second Miracle is one of those books that make you think about all aspects of your life. Its insightfulness touches the heart and delivers a message that is simple, yet profound. A message that is universal and essential in order for us to co-exist in harmony and has the power to literally change lives.
"The Seventeen Second Miracle" however, left me forever changed. No book, nor reading of any kind has ever left me in my current state. From this reading, I felt as if I was litterally broken open. Blind and now seeing. Seeing things there were always there, but went unnoticed. I've always believed in miracles, but never ever, did I think that "I" had the ability to create one. The opportunities to create miracles abound!
If you never read another book, please read this one and share it with as many as you can.
As an individual/teacher, I've noticed a lot more "service" going on around me. Instead of kids running to get through the door before me (practically mowing me down in the process), they're rushing to open it for me! I see the great big grin on their face when I tell them they've done a "Seventeen Second Miracle"! They know what that means and it's making a difference! I also notice I'm looking for opportunities to do something to help someone else. It's changed my outlook as well.
There are a lot of times we think it's just the "right thing to do" but in our society, it's becoming less and less obvious. It's great to have this reminder to bring it to our attention again and to see the improvements it's making in peoples' lives!