Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan
An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith he's lost is stil alive-and stronger than ever...
Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he's raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he's turned his back on his faith-that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door...and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ's life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned-or worse-and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history's most necessary and shattering heartbreak-and that pain an dloss must happen if Michael is to be set free: to live, love, and reclaim hte blessings he has in the present day.
About the Author:
Michael J. Sullivan is a sports journalist and author whose previous titles include seven sports-themed books for children. In the New York City area, where he lives, he has hosted several sports radio shows and has worked with ESPN and Sporting News. Check out his site at www.whentimeforgets.com