The Seventeen Second Miracle

The Seventeen Second Miracle From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener a story of small kindnesses and life changing miracles Seventeen seconds can change a life forever This is w

  • Title: The Seventeen Second Miracle
  • Author: Jason F. Wright
  • ISBN: 9781101443651
  • Page: 252
  • Format: ebook
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses and life changing miracles Seventeen seconds can change a life forever This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred Forty years later the waves of thFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses and life changing miracles Seventeen seconds can change a life forever This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole Cole Connor is a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him to learn about Rex Connor and the Seventeen Second Miracle Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest acts of kindness could change the world Cole s students come to understand miracles can happen but you must participate in them A seventeen second miracle can change a life if you let it.

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    About “Jason F. Wright

    • Jason F. Wright

      Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author.Jason is a weekly columnist for the Deseret News and Northern Virginia Daily and articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes He is the author of The James Miracle 2004 Christmas Jars 2005 The Wednesday Letters 2007 Recovering Charles 2008 , Christmas Jars Reunion 2009 Penny s Christmas Jar Miracle 2009 The Cross Gardener 2010 The Seventeen Second Miracle 2010 The Wedding Letters 2011 and, The 13th Day of Christmas 2012.Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on faith, the Christmas Jars movement, the Joy of Service, the lost art of letter writing and many other topics He has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C SPAN, and on local television affiliates around the country.Jason is from Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah In 2007, while researching Virginia s Shenandoah Valley for his novel The Wednesday Letters, Jason fell so in love with the area that he moved his family westward from northern Virginia to the Valley.Jason is married to Kodi Erekson Wright They have two girls and two boys.



    125 thoughts on “The Seventeen Second Miracle

    • A "miracle" is defined as an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers. The Seventeen Second Miracle, by Jason F. Wright, is a story about tragedy, forgiveness, hope, love, healingd miracles. The theme of this book is that it only takes a few seconds to change another person's lifer the good or for the bad. The title of the book refers to the 17 seconds it took for a young girl to drown. Seventeen year old Rex Conner was swimming with his girlfrie [...]


    • I feel like a jerk saying that I didn't much like this book, but I have to be honest. I have read The Wednesday Letters and Christmas Jars by Wright and enjoyed them very much, so I was excited to get Seventeen Second Miracle. I was certain I was going to love it. I was shocked when I didn't - I had to force myself to finish it. It's not that the story itself or the idea of the seventeen second miracle is bad - I think reminding people to notice others' needs and offer help and kindnesses in all [...]


    • I absolutely loved this book. It was very uplifting and left me feeling positive and hopeful. Each and every time I started to read a page I found myself not wanting to put it down.


    • Rex Conner was a teenager when he met and fell in love with "spark" on the lake where he was a life guard. Spark was a nicknames he gave her and "flick" was the name for her younger sister. The 3 spent all summer together. Then "flick' had her 8th birthday party at the beach and ended up drowning. Flick and Spark's mom blamed Rex because he was flirting with Spark for "seventeen seconds" and not watching out for Flick. Rex blamed himself for Flick's life being cut short and even tried to take hi [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book. Another one with shorter chapters and not real long (less than 300 pp.). Some are probably going to say (and probably have said already) how cheesy it is, and it is a bit, but I still liked it. Christmas Jars was super cheesy, and this one was much better written, along the lines of The Wednesday Letters. It really is probably 4.5 stars for me. Some of it was predictable for me, some not. I didn't think the tragedy was at all Rex's fault and it bothered me a lot that [...]


    • When bad things happen to people, you usually think that that will never happen to you. You are always on alert. You know the proper way to resolve ANY situation. You can act in a split second. You totally have this.Until that very incident happens to you, or to your loved ones. And it only takes seventeen seconds. And when that happens, it changes your life forever.Now seventeen seconds doesn't seem like a long time to change your life forever, but count it down: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, [...]


    • Saw this book on the library shelf was worn and invitingI read the first few pages before leaving the libraryuth be told, I first was interested because it is set in Charlottesville, VAose enough to me that I know many of the places described within captured me before I finished the prologue. I have to admit I had to keep reminding myself this is a work of fiction felt so realI believed Rex and Sparks and Connor and jade and the kids were all really living this story. I LOVED IT! It only takes 1 [...]


    • It is because of Jason Wright's bestseller, "Christmas Jars" that I will be giving away my first jar this Christmas season. And now after reading Wright's latest, "The Seventeen Second Miracle",(SSM) I purchased a journal to record daily SSMs -- ones that I make happen and the ones that happen to me. The SSM is a book that causes self-reflection that leads to action. It is about the capacity of humanity to make positive differences (small and large "miracles") in the lives of fellow human beings [...]


    • I really enjoyed this story (just as I enjoyed his other two books). It was a very sweet, heartwarming story that really makes you think about how quickly life can change, just how easy it is to do service for others and how the world would be a much better place if everyone did what small miracles they could. This book has inspired me to be more aware of the "seventeen second miracles" in my own life. I especially love the idea of "love" being a verb.<3


    • I don't know if the writing of this book is brilliant but I think the message of it is brilliant. It takes only 17 seconds to change a persons life either for good or for bad. Something can happen in a split 17 seconds and it will alter your life. What you do with it is up to you. Take 17 seconds a day to make someone elses day better. hold the door, smile at them, compliment them and in doing so, will make your own day better.


    • An exceptional story clearly showing what it means to "Love one another". I was in tears at the end (happy tears). What a wonderful world this would be if we all had our daily Seventeen Second Miracle.


    • I think everyone should read this book. It's a happy ending type of book, but the message it teaches and the way it makes you want to improve yourself is something everyone could benefit from. The background stories were well developed to all come together to tell the current story. Loved it!


    • Being a devoted Jason Wright fan, I was so excited to read this book! Through all his books, "Christmas Jars" has remained my favoriteuntil now. This one jumped to the top in one reading! Life changing!!


    • I loved this book. Stories of redemption and second chances always touch my soul. I encourage everyone to read this book.


    • A young man vows to carry on his father's legacy by teaching three troubled teenagers the power they have to change the world, seventeen seconds at a time.This story was tender and inspiring, with a few tear jerker moments. Unfortunately, I felt it also moved at a very slow pace and was almost too sappy for me. I like books with a good message, and this had one, but it was a very simple message for how long the book was. I would have enjoyed learning the lesson more if it had been taught through [...]


    • I liked this book in the end. It really taught me something about life. I had to push through a few chapters but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. If you want a feel good book after dramatic things happen in life definitely give this book a read!!!


    • *A feel good story. A look at how 17 seconds can change your life and what you can do to make those seventeen seconds count for someone else. The book was a little jumpy - but I think it worked pretty well. And it is a good reminder to look for ways to help others every day.




    • I loved how this book teaches we should Be the Good and that you can make an impact on someone's life, for good or bad, in a very short period of time.




    • So now I've read two of Jason F. Wright's books on the recommendation of my sister-in-law, and I hope to never pick up another one again! Before this, I read The Wednesday Letters. I rated it a 0, but had to go with a 1. The Seventeen Second Miracle didn't irritate me as much, so I'm being generous and giving it a 1.Wright's writing is really sappy. He should be writing for the Hallmark Channel. First part of the story was really slow and boring. It finally picked up, and then I got to the anti [...]


    • The Seventeen Second Miracle by John F. Wright, was a book that contained much emotions and was easy to understand what was going on in the context. During the introduction, we are introduced a few characters that will later evolve due to the fact that the new generation will speak about their experiences growing up. The names of the characters are Rex, "Flick," "Sparks," and "Sparks" family. I can create a scene in my mind by the detail the author put by what he was referring to, for example th [...]


    • The Seventeen Second Miracle: For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. It is an inspirational tale pointing out how one can make a big difference in another's life - in mere seconds. Rex Conner experiences tragedy when a little girl drowns in the 17 seconds he is distracted. But, instead of letting it ruin his life, he starts a journal noticing all of the good things that happen to him every day (what he doesn't mention are the good things he does for others). His son carries on his legacy [...]


    • Agree whole-heartedly with the message: we could all use a discourse in the art of helping others for the sake of spreading a little love throughout the world on a daily basis. I get it, the very nature of altruism. These selfless acts are, in fact, "miracles", but only because we live in a world that rears its ugly head more often than it shows its sunny side. Otherwise, these deliberate, and not random, acts of kindness would be the norm, ergo, not miracles. But the book, as it stands, reads l [...]


    • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses-and life-changing miracles.Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole.Cole Connor has become a patient t [...]


    • I think this book has officially changed my life. I love the characters in the book, especially their growth. Even the main character, Cole, goes through major changes of his own; he has a beautiful faith in his students that they are good people and will always come to his meetings. He has faith whereas many others would have given up and not care to get a whole story or understand the problem before setting the blame. As for Jade, Cole's wife, she has had her own share of problems: not making [...]


    • When bad things happen to people, you usually think that that will never happen to you. You are always on alert. You know the proper way to resolve ANY situation. You can act in a split second. You totally have this.Until that very incident happens to you, or to your loved ones. And it only takes seventeen seconds. And when that happens, it changes your life forever.Now seventeen seconds doesn't seem like a long time to change your life forever, but count it down: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, [...]


    • The Seventeen Second Miracle is a fine example of the kind of feel-good book that I love to immerse myself in once in a while. Poignant and heart-warming, this novel evokes a desire to do better, to love more and to be aware that all of us can perform seventeen second miracles every day of our lives. As a teenage boy, Rex Connor, has a young girl drown while on his "watch" as a lifeguard, a girl who is the sister of his girlfriend, both of which he adores. If being distracted by someone with who [...]


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