The Cross Gardener
Format: Paperback, 304pp
Pub. Date: April 2011
Praise for The Cross Gardener
“Passionate, spiritual and thought-provoking…[A] beautifully written book.”
The Cross Gardener is an inspiring story of a man touched by tragedy – and a quiet stranger who helps him rediscover the joy to be found in life, love, and family…
John Bevan believed life was complete. Married to his high school sweetheart and father to a young daughter, John finally had the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child. But that all disappears when a fatal car accident changes his world.
Filled with sorrow, John withdraws from life and love. He erects two crosses at the scene of the accident and visits daily, grieving. Then one morning, he encounters a young man kneeling before one of the crosses, touching it up with white paint.
Conversations with the mysterious stranger – known to him only as the Cross Gardener – begin to heal John’s heart.
But only when they undertake a journey together does John truly come to see what he must embrace in this world – from the secrets of his own past to the sorrow of the present – if he is to start his life anew. And only as the journey ends does John divine who his guide may really be.
In The Cross Gardner, Jason F. Wright tells a timeless tale that explores the questions we ask when our lives are touched by loss: How do we carry on? Who will show us the way? The answers John Bevan finds may illuminate your world as they did his – for even in our darkest hour, we are not alone.