Tomorrow, October 8th is the last day to pick up your free copy of Junior’s Hope for your Kindle or Kindle reader device. I hope you will join the dozens of others who have already done so. For those of you who are Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscribers, my book will continue to be offered as a free read after this promotion is over. If you are undecided, here is a book review by B. Walsh, a student at my Alma Mater a few years back. He writes:
Every once in a while, one is faced with the opportunity to review a book, which reaches into the soul and connects the reader with the very human and God-like relationship between a father and his son. The book Junior’s Hope: A Memoir by a Father’s Son by Bill Roushey Jr. is one of those books.
The story begins with the Roushey family awaiting the outcome of surgery to remove the cancer from Bill Roushey Sr.’s prostate. The family is struck by the ominous news after long hours of surgery, that they doctors may not have gotten all of it. From this point on the author flashes back to his childhood, teenage, college, and middle age years in an attempt to give the reader a better understanding of the man Bill Roushey Sr. was. Over the course of this flash back, the reader gains insight into the character and struggles of both men as they work on their relationship in spite of the real threat of prostate cancer.
This autobiographical look at the relationship of a father and son is one, which is easy for men to relate to. One of the themes in this book is the desire for a son to become separated from his father. Bill Jr. does separate himself from what he believes are his father’s antiquated ways. Only years later does he realize the time lost and begins his efforts to build and strengthen their relationship. Another theme is the family’s ever-present reliance upon God to be faithful and to have “Thy will be done.” Bill Roushey Sr. led his family with faith in God and a permanent calm nature. The literary styling of this book causes the reader to be drawn into the emotional conflict and the eventual resolution.
I would recommend this book for that one day where you can spare two or three hours to sit down and read a book in one sitting. This story deserves to be enjoyed and pondered uninterrupted. This book is an excellent look at what the relationship between a father and son is designed by God to be.
Blessings on your day!