Item description for Charlie's Touchdown by Mary Jo Stopher & Henri A. Forget...
Overview A lifelong dream to play football tugs at the heart of a young boy with congenital heart disease. His mother shares her profound spiritual journey as her son faces each trial.
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Studio: 1st Books Library
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2001
Publisher 1st Books Library
ISBN 1588204774 ISBN13 9781588204776
Availability 110 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 26, 2017 03:25.
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More About Mary Jo Stopher & Henri A. Forget
Stopher is an LPN at Baptist Hospital East, working on the Mother-Baby Unit.
Mary Jo Stopher currently resides in Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about Charlie's Touchdown?
Hurdling Toward a Touchdown Mar 20, 2008
I first had the pleasure of reading "Charlie's Touchdown" in 2004. I have recently savored the story again and enjoyed it just as much. The story, told through the eyes of his mother, focuses on Charlie, a courageous and inspiring boy who was born with multiple heart anomalies. The book is written in a conversant manner; you can't help but feel like you come to know Charlie and his family. The summation of Charlie's life is so much more than his medical problems. The truest meaning of life is exemplified by the example of this young man. His life, though relatively brief, was a woven tapestry of hope, determination, faith, trust, love, humilty, joy and gave validity to the value of suffering. I highly recommend this book. After reading "Charlie's Touchdown" you will readily see the appropriateness of the book's title.
Sustaining Faith Dec 16, 2007
This book is an inspiring example of how much we can rely on God to help us through the pain of this life. Mary Jo's reliance on faith to provide strength in her most painful and difficult experiences helped me see that we can and must TRUST God ... His plan is eternel and reaches far beyond this life. Thank you, Mary Jo, for sharing this experience with the world and demonstrating the very faith and trust that Jesus told us was possible.
Faith, Hope, and Love -- A True Story! Dec 12, 2007
"Charlie's Touchdown" is an awesome testimony of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness (no matter the daily struggles, the never-ending challenges, the pain of human suffering, and the grief of the human heart). Charlie, his family, and their faith will inspire you. And you will find plenty of the Holy Spirit all along the way!
A powerful read for anyone; an especially uplifting read for bereaved parents and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Value of suffering Dec 12, 2007
"Charlie's Touchdown" is a very personal account of a family's joys and sorrows in living with a member with a physical disability. As I read this true story, written by the mother, I felt as though she was actually taking me with her and her husband and her family as they lived with Charlie and his gift. I laughed and I cried as I went through the years with Charlie. One wonders why I would call Charlie's disability a "gift", especially in our society, which no longer values people with disabilities and actually eliminates them through untold abortions and the growing tide of euthanasia. I call it a "gift", because when seen with the eyes of faith, one is able to connect all sufferings up to the Cross of Christ, which is the greatest gift we have been given. Then, our sufferings can, indeed, become redemptive as St. Paul states in Colossians, chapter 1, verse 24: "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, the Church..." God gives us the opportunity, as He gave Charlie and his family, to grow in love through suffering. I highly recommend this book for all, especially those who struggle to see the value of suffering in our world today. Read the book and you will be uplifted.
A story like no other- Charlie's Touchdown Dec 10, 2007
This is a beautiful and well written true story of love, perseverance, tragedy, humor, and faith. Every parent, no, every person, should read this story!