Abbot Public Library, Marblehead
What exactly is a miracle? That’s the question three women try to answer when one of them faces a sudden tragedy. In the process, they transform a simple friendship into a powerful spiritual odyssey. Joan’s son had survived a catastrophic illness. Katie had, perhaps with the aid of Divine intervention, escaped serial killer Ted Bundy. And Meb’s 6-month-old daughter had suffered abuse and was now blind; she coped through the power of prayer and faith. Katie was a skeptic, Meb a believer, and Joan struggled to mediate faith and doubt. The Miracle Chase is a story of how these three friends tried to discover what the voices of history and the traditions of religions around the world have to tell us about miracles, why some people are blessed with miracles when others aren’t, and how anyone could believe in miracles in an age of science. Perhaps all miracles require us to suspend disbelief, if only for a moment; but it is in that moment that we may find the secret of life.
About the Authors
Joan Hill has spent over twenty-five years in the health care industry. For ten years, she was President of the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education. She lives in Pebble Beach, California. Katie Mahon is a three-time past President of the San Francisco Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization that she helped take from a grass roots movement
"What exactly is a miracle?" That's the question three women try to answer when one of them faces a sudden tragedy. In the process, they transform a simple friendship into a powerful spiritual odyssey.