Item description for Junior's Hope by William Roushey, Jr....
Overview Bill's father had a profound influence on his life. As his dad neared death after a battle with prostate cancer, Bill's family prayed for healing. Find out in this volume if the miracle came. (Motivation)
Publishers Description Bill's father had a profound influence on his life. As a child Bill adored him. He abandoned his father's ideals as a teenager, choosing his own path. When he had kids of his own, Bill emulated his father's parenting style. At midlife, God placed an unexplainable urge within him to draw close to his father. Almost immediately after they resumed close ties, Bill's father developed prostate cancer. While doctors fought to save his life, Bill searched for purpose in his own life. As his dad neared death, Bill's family prayed for healing, yet a miracle never came-or did it?
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
Publisher Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN 1933899239 ISBN13 9781933899237
Reviews - What do customers think about Junior's Hope?
A College Student's Review Apr 18, 2007
Every once in a while, one is faced with the opportunity to review a book which reaches into the soul and connects the reader with the very human and God-like relationship between a father and his son. The book Junior's Hope: A Memoir by a Father's Son by Bill Roushey Jr. is one of those books.
The story begins with the Roushey family awaiting the outcome of surgery to remove the cancer from Bill Roushey Sr.'s prostate. The family is struck by the ominous news after long hours of surgery, that they doctors may not have gotten all of it. From this point on the author flashes back to his childhood, teenage, college, and middle age years in an attempt to give the reader a better understanding of the man Bill Roushey Sr. was. Over the course of this flash back, the reader gains insight into the character and struggles of both men as they work on their relationship in spite of the real threat of prostate cancer.
This autobiographical look at the relationship of a father and son is one which is easy for men to relate to. One of the themes in this book is the desire for a son to become separated from his father. Bill Jr. does separate himself from what he believes are his father's antiquated ways. Only years later does he realize the time lost and begins his efforts to build and strengthen their relationship. Another theme is the family's ever-present reliance upon God to be faithful and to have "Thy will be done." Bill Roushey Sr. led his family with faith in God and a permanent calm nature. The literary styling of this book causes the reader to be drawn into the emotional conflict and the eventual resolution.
I would recommend this book for that one day where you can spare two or three hours to sit down and read a book in one sitting. This story deserves to be enjoyed and pondered uninterrupted. This book is an excellent look at what the relationship between a father and son is designed by God to be.