When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood at age eighteen, he hungered for freedom, fame, and fortune. Eleven years later, his track record of failure results in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death’s doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former lover, and Jesse’s own secret son. But Jesse’s renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son’s advanced illness calls for a sacrifice—one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From the Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy.
This was an interesting book to read. First we see Jesse in the darkest hours of his life. Then we watch his struggle to find himself once again and become the man that he truly wants to be.
John Herrick has spun a wonderful tale of redemption in this book. All of the characters were believable and felt like they were coming off the page.
I really felt bad for Jesse and what life had thrown him. It was truly inspirational to see him be able to pull himself up from the depths of despair.
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