Friday, December 27, 2013

The Cross Gardener by Jason F. Wright

Synopsis :

Married and the father of a young daughter, John Bevan had finally found the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child. But all that disappears when a fatal car accident steals away his wife-and the unborn child she carried.

Filled with sorrow, John withdraws from life and love. He erects a small cross at the scene of his wife's accident and visits daily, grieving. Then one morning he encounters a young man kneeling before the cross, touching it up with white paint. John's conversations and travels with this mysterious man-known to him only as the Cross Gardener-will forever change his world.

From Jason F. Wright comes a timeless tale that explores the questions we ask when our lives are touched by loss: How do we carry on? And who will show us the way? The answers John Bevan finds illuminate the hope that even in our darkest hours we are not alone.

The first thing that attracted me to this book is the colour of the cover.  I love this green and even the image above just look so fresh.  The second thing that attracted me was the title, The Cross Gardener and I remember reading an article somewhere at one time on planting of crosses at accidents sites.

Reading Jason Wright reminded me a bit of reading Mitch Albom although their approach are pretty different from one to the other.  The Cross Gardener is one book that you will need to read ad reflect on.  It would caused you to feel the loss of John and if you wonder who the Cross Gardener is, I am no telling.  It would just amazed you when you read this book. 

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