If you cry and laugh within one of the essays in this collection, don't be surprised. Real stories, observations, rants should evoke emotion. Ideally, they should also warrant deposit into the inner "Hmm . . . box" we all have inside our heads.
The messages herein span everything from the author's first encounter with God through a decision to bequeath his body to science after two unforgettable Irish wakes. In between are encounters with a pedophile priest, a remarkable homeless man who found a life of purpose in homelessness, and a man the author sent to prison. There is also an encounter with God on a golf course; time in a church cult; the inevitable mountaintops and painful tumbles from them with family; love lost and love found; death on the "installment plan" and much more.
Forty Days is pointing us toward the light. The essays are points on the author's life path, but yours as well. Discover, as you look into your own heart through the author's, faith, faithlessness, hope, loss, restoration, blessing, you.