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Overview Jacob Rico's journey to faith is full of action, suspense and romance. God's mercy abounds and is everlasting; it cannot be sabotaged, even by Rico's self-destructive behavior. Within the deep recesses of his mind and heart, the twice-orphaned former Delta Force commando, realizes that God is steadily pursuing him. He also knows that acknowledging God means coming to terms with his past. God's mercy and unfailing grace are showcased in this novel that features an ethnically diverse cast of characters. Set in the desert southwest town of Las Cruces, New Mexico, this is a story of amazing patience and love for the fatherless and the forgotten.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher VMI PUBLISHERS LLC
ISBN 1933204230 ISBN13 9781933204239
Availability 0 units.
More About J. F. Arias
Born in El Paso to immigrant parents, Jaime F. Arias, Jimmy to family, grew up in Southern New Mexico. After the first 12 years living in the rancheros of one of the world's largest pecan farms, he moved with his family to nearby Las Cruces. He spent most of his middle school years avoiding (mostly) fights, until his elementary school friend, who had moved into town earlier, found him and became his protector. Jaime did not thrive in school. But his love of reading was his saving grace. He was more likely to be found in a secluded part of the school yard with a good book, than off causing trouble with his friends. But by the time he reached high school, he found every excuse not to attend. So, after the second week of his freshman year, the counselors invited him to leave. Afraid to tell his mother he was kicked out of school, he secretly earned his GED and enrolled in college. But even that was short lived. Eventually, however, he completed a building trades program at the local community college. Jaime came to know the Lord at age 19 via his older sister Lourdes. Not long after, he joined the Air Force as a security policeman. Sadly, his first marriage did not last and eventually Jaime and his young son moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he was an instructor at the Security Police Academy. It was there he met and married his current wife. His Air Force career took Jaime to McChord AFB, Washington, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, Lackland AFB, Texas, and Malmstrom AFB, Montana. He also served two 6-month deployments to Honduras. After ten years Jaime left active service and returned to school. Eventually, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Regents College, and then his Master of Science in Curriculum Development from New Mexico State University. It was during the six years of teaching at an elementary school when Jaime began to write. And what began as an avenue for stress management has now become a major part of his life, which has produced six books comprising "The Jacob Rico Series". All of his experiences have inspired the story lines and characters. His characters are composites of real people portrayed in historical adventures, in the sense of biblical events, and framed in the constructs of his imagination. It is hoped that the southwest brand of Hispanic culture and flavor is well depicted; both the good and not so good aspects. Jaime resides in Las Cruces with his wife, children and grandchildren.