by Daron Fraley
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Water and Other Stories by Daron Froley contains three moving stories that touch your heart.
The first story, Petitions, tells the story of a homeless man named Mark. Petitions takes you deep into Mark's life and allows you to see his personal struggles which have landed him on the street corner. Mark's act of selflessness at the end of the story gave me goosebumps. Petitions reminds us of the timeless saying, "never judge a book by it's cover."
The second story, Angel's Song, is "a companion short story to the novel The Thorn book one of The Chronicles of Gan." Angel's Song is about healing, forgiveness, and hope as Jacob deals with the death of his father, which he blames himself for. When angel's bring Jacob news of the birth of the King he realizes all is forgiven and he is surprised by the presence of one very special angel.
The third story, Water, is "based on the account found in the Gospel of John, chapter 5, versus 1-16, and the painting by Carl Bloch, Healing at the Pool of Bethesda." Moshe is a thin feeble man who is unable to walk. He waits everyday by a pool hoping for a miracle that will heal his frail body. His son has lost hope and believes his father is foolish, yet Moshe's faith never wavers. One day he is visited by a stranger. Moshe is afraid, but finds comfort in the stranger's tender eyes. Is this who Moshe has been waiting for? Water teaches us that no matter how bleak things appear, never lose faith.
Water by Daron Fraley is available at www.amazon.com.