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Author: Jack Perkins Narrator: Jack Perkins Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9780310318286
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For twenty-five years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator, and anchorman. People were familiar with his face, his bearing, and his rich, reassuring bass.


Yet at the age of fifty-two and at the height of his career, Jack Perkins disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast ofMaine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.


In the busy years of Jack’s career inLos Angeleshe hadn’t felt the need for God. In their new, quiet, and difficult life, though, he began to rethink everything he thought he knew. For thirteen years they endured (and learned to enjoy) snowbound winters, shuttling supplies from the mainland, testing themselves and their marriage, and discovering the rewards of a close-to-nature life, acknowledging that the hand guiding their blessed new lives was the hand of a gracious God who knew them long before they acknowledged him. 

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  • “With equal parts humor and humility, Perkins sketches out his own road map to God and a more fulfilling life, leading the reader along with meandering grace through the major stops in his journey before hitting upon simple yet profound points. Journal entries, poems, and the use of datelines sprinkled throughout the book add to the feeling of being privy to a journal where the author has written his most personal ruminations on pursuing a simpler life and a deeper understanding of his Christian faith. Lively, contemplative, and heartfelt, Perkins makes a compelling argument for straying from the beaten path, and in doing so does Thoreau proud.”


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About the Author

Jack Perkins, a renowned correspondent, commentator, and anchorman, was named the “most literate network correspondent” by the Associated Press and nominated for an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1972 Olympics in Japan. Beginning in 1990 he hosted many of A&E’s most acclaimed programs hosted the network’s flagship series, Biography. He was also an occasional host on NBC Nightly News, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, and The Today Show.