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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Proof of Heaven

This week, the
is introducing
Proof of Heaven
William Morrow Paperbacks (November 1, 2011)
Mary Curran Hackett

Author Bio:  Mary Curran Hackett is the mother of two children, Brigid Claire and Colm Francis, and is married to Greg Hackett. She received an MA in English Literature from the University of Nebraska and a BA from the University Honors Program at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Born and raised in Danbury, CT, she has traveled extensively and lived in various places throughout the U.S., but her favorite place in the world is home with her kids, husband, and her stacks of books. Like her character Colm Magee, Mary suffers various heart and brain ailments, but thanks in part to her brother, a physician, as well as her own doctors, she now has a pacemaker and a heart that beats on its own at least most of the time. This is her first novel.

About the book:  A mother’s faith, a child’s courage, a doctor’s dedication—a moving and thought-provoking tale of hope, love, and family.
He might be young, but Colm already recognizes the truth: that he’s sick and not getting better. His mother, Cathleen, fiercely believes her faith will protect her ailing son, but Colm is not so sure. With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has come to terms with his probable fate, but he does have one special wish. He wants to meet his father who abandoned his beloved mother before Colm was born.
But the quest to find the dying boy’s missing parent soon becomes a powerful journey of emotional discovery—a test of belief and an anxious search for proof of heaven.
A magnificent debut novel, Mary Curran Hackett’s Proof of Heaven is a beautiful   and unforgettable exploration of the power of love and the monumental questions of life, death, and the afterlife.

You can read the first chapter by going HERE.

The author's website can be found HERE.

My thoughts about the book:
I have to be honest by telling you that I did not finish this book.  I only made it to page 83 (chapter 12).  I couldn't finish the book, because in those 83 pages, Ms Hackett used the Lord's name in vain multiple times in the most profane way possible.  Not only that, but other expletives were used as well.  I'm actually a little shocked that this title was accepted by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance as part of their blog tour.  I am all for creativity and "telling a story", but in my opinion the use of this kind of language to do so goes beyond the boundaries of decency and reverence for Almighty God.



CarlybirdK said...

Wow, you got all the way to page 83? I only made it to page 18. Your honesty is appreciated and I am thankful that I am not the only person who felt this way about the book.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Sorry you didn't like it, but this book is from William Morrow. That is a Christian imprint of HarperCollins. Shelly Shepard Gray's endorsement is on the front of the book.

And sorry but I don't read the books from well-known Christian publishers before I assign them tours. :-)