Jeff Conners teaches boys to swim in Oxford, Mississippi for seven dollars and twenty-five cents an hour. Three years earlier, he was on the verge of becoming the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic games. Banned from competitive swimming for blood doping, Conners is struggling to make sense of his failed life until he accidentally discovers an amazing young swimmer who has autism.
A life-changing journey begins, canvassed upon the odd and often comical challenges associated with placing a child with autism onto the U.S. Olympic Team, but it's not just the boy who's changing. A beautiful young mother and an over-protective grandmother raise this special boy together, struggling to make ends meet, but living in a depth of love few families will ever touch. It's a type of love Conners has never experienced before and it has him thinking about what truly matters in life.
Once again, Jeff stands at the familiar threshold of Olympic greatness as his protege has advanced to the 1500-meter Olympic Freestyle Finals, but now Conners faces a choice he hadn't anticipated. Choose between the athletic redemption he desperately craves or the new life and love that's blossomed along his journey back to the pinnacle of athletic competition. He can't have one without sacrificing the other.
Healing Waters: Some Things Are Better Than Gold is Rob Wierick's debut novel. Timely and poignant, Healing Waters pulled me in from the very first chapter. I'm pleased to announce that I have a free copy to give away to one lucky reader!
There are three ways to enter to win a copy of Healing Waters.
1. Tweet a comment to me @SpectrumHope and mention the book giveaway.
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A winner will be selected at random on Sunday, March 10th and notified via the method used to enter the contest.
Thanks to author Rob Wierick for providing review and giveaway copies!