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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Tabb Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a Sunday in May 2008, an F-5 tornado struck the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people and destroying two hundred-fifty homes and businesses within thirty-four seconds. The next day, Parkersburg’s beloved football coach, Ed Thomas, made a stunning prediction: ‘God willing, we will play our first home game here on this field this season.’ One hundred days later, the home team scored a victory on the field they dubbed ‘The Sacred Acre,’ serving as a galvanizing point for the town to band together and rebuild. But just as Parkersburg was recovering, another devastating tragedy struck. While working with a group of football and volleyball players early one morning, one of Ed’s former students walked in and gunned him down point blank. Ed Thomas was 58. The murder of this hometown hero spread across national news headlines. Ed’s community and family reeled from shock. Yet the story doesn’t end here. What happened next proves that even a double tragedy is no match for faith, love…and the power of forgiveness.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/19/2014

    " A must-read! A very powerful book about an amazing man! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 2/6/2014

    " This book is amazing. Shows how a small town can overcome adversity in the wake of tragedy both nature and human tragedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 1/23/2014

    " A gripping true story about the life of a man who built up others through adversity. It's so hard to review and rate such a moving peace. It goes far beyond football and spirituality. In all it is a book about a life well spent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristi | 1/11/2014

    " The book, The Sacred Acre, is now at the top of my list of all time favorite books. I highly recommend you take the time to read this inspiring book! "

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