** Hints foretelling deaths of my mother and brother. A clock set to alarm at 12noon forwarded the alarm time to 11:40am,exact time my brother died. **.
MARTHA; A widower for over thirty years, suffering from self pity slumped into remorse,blaming herself for lack of communication between the couple while her husband was dying of cancer.
JESSICA; Deceived her husband by conceiving a child with another man; taken to the cliff of an incestuous relationship with the son she didnt even recognize.
**SAMMY SPADES; **From police officer to senior manager, turned pig farmer took us on life's precipituous journey and the pinnacle of forgiveness. He lost his mobility after an accident caused by a drunken driver,who gave him invaluable services after.
CASSANDRA: Suffered a double betrayal,by her best friend and her fiancee. She took the disappointment to a new level of forgiveness when she unearthed the truth behind her girlfriend's motive for betrayal. Caught up in the circle of deception, her own infidelity during her boy friend's overseas trip brought her committment into question.
MIRANDA; Brought up in the Ghetto parented by a gangster father and her mother a brothel operator. Her life while hanging on a cliff of despair, used her strength and mental fortitude to turn it around , also motivating her mother's sex slaves to grasp the opportunity as well
JOHNATHON AND JACKIE ; They thought they were able to swim out of the pool of poverty after Jackie landed a well paid job but then she had to face the monster of sexual harrasment by her boss instructing her to sleep with a foreign executive or be fired.
BELINDA; One of the most heart-rending episodes, about a young lady who became the victim of evil men. They took her into the world of drug addiction, using her as a sex machine,surrendered to death, broken mentally and physically . Unfortunately,she did not accept the life line of a second chance as is divinely ordained.
Forgiveness has been focused throughout episodes of the book, as these instances will leave a indebile mark on the readers,who themselves may be living the interviewees' experiences.
Dr Glen Ashby the book reviewer stated: Surely we can argue that the power of forgivenes has been pontificated on tens of thousands of pulpits and beamed globally almost daily. So what makes this undertaking different? For starters, the written words, read multiple times, embeds itself into the unconscious, impacting us on sublimal levels. Also, there is an unmistakeable authenticity to Miles'writing. His empathy is contagious and long before the curtain drops, we are moved, taken up by a sea of emotions. Indeed, we mirror the experiences of Miles'many interviewees. We search our moral compass. Are we really sound, good-spirited and communal minded?Are we really compassionate?
**The answers lies within the pages of the book, as the Author has afforded the readers the opportunity to assume the role of the interviewed by questions posed at the end of each episode. **
** Why should I read this book?**
Episodes relating to death,highlights the courage and strength the victims display, will likely diminish your own fear of death.
The contents takes you on an emotional journey and a self examination trip.