It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories

by Raouf Mama, Illustrated by Professor Afarin Rahmanifar & With Dr. Carmen R. Cid



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781512762150

About the Book

It Was A Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories is a collection of powerful, inspirational stories. It captures personal, life-changing moments of redemption from utter despair to radiant hope, of astonishing transmuting of sorrow into joy, agony into a song of thanksgiving. It is a celebration of our sense of the “mysterious,” which Einstein called “the fundamental emotion of true art and true science.” In an increasingly skeptical world, amid the rush and roar of technology, these stories echo John O’ Donahue’s call to all of us to “celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.” They are a joyous song in praise of the human capacity to marvel and to wonder.

About the Author

Dr. Raouf Mama is a Distinguished Professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, a writer, and a storyteller of international renown, the only one in the world today who tells in English, French, Yoruba and Fon, folktales from his native Benin. He is the author of five books including Fortune’s Favored Child, (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Why Monkeys Live in Trees (Curbstone Press 2006), winner of the 2008 National Children’s Book Award, Tropical Tales (Barefoot Books, 2001), Pearls of Wisdom (Pro Lingua Associates, 2000) and Why Goats Smell Bad and Other Stories from Benin (Shoestring Press, 1998).