Revealing the Power of the Human Spirit
The newlyweds who arrived in San Francisco just in time for the devastating earthquake...
The centenarian who recalls learning to drive at age 11 and taking over the household duties when she was only 15...
The man who survived the Luby's Cafeteria massacre of 1991 in Killeen, Texas...
When disaster strikes, it often brings out a strength you never knew you had. The stories of these people are no exception. But there are ordinary triumphs, too. Adopting dogs that might otherwise get put to sleep. Retiring on the beach, even if you don't have a lot of money. Finding love in your family and friends.
These things-from the seemingly small to the overwhelming-make up life as we know it.
Real Human Connection in the Internet Age
In the age of the internet, we like to believe that we're all more connected than ever before...but is that really true? Chances are, you don't really know your neighbors, let alone the events that have shaped their lives. Everyone has an interesting story to tell-it's just a matter of asking the right questions.
What is the Meaning of Life?
Former newspaper reporter John H. Clark has a gift for getting people to open up about their lives, and with these stories, he's woven a compelling tapestry of American life in People: Inside the Lives of Everyday Folks from Sea to Shining Sea. Stories of strife are strung alongside tales of triumph, leading the reader on a reflective journey to the heart of what it means to be a human in today's world. Though many of the subjects can be traced back to Texas, all are highly relatable and lead one to grapple with the biggest question of all-what is the meaning of this human life?
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About the Author
John Henry Clark is an award-winning journalist, freelance writer, author and avid golfer who was born and raised in Texas. He grew up in northwest Houston playing sports at Oaks Dads Club and attending church with his parents, but decided as he got older that things he learned in Sunday school no longer made much sense.
Since then, he has spent a lifetime seeking answers and exploring a variety of beliefs. After a successful career as a newspaper reporter, Clark turned his lifetime love for learning into a new career as a public school teacher, and that gave him time during the summer months to pursue his project to research and write a book describing what people believe about God and why they believe whatever it is they believe.
He crisscrossed his beloved state, interviewing fellow Texans at random, and uncovered dozens of fascinating, sometime gut-wrenching stories that reveal not only how life experiences, tragedies and triumphs can shape a person's view of the world and beyond, but also the commonalities shared by all people -- the desire for love and happiness. Read his book, Finding God in Texas, and find answers to the meaning of life, and maybe discover something new about yourself.