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On Higher Ground: A Journey to Faith

This memoir recounts how a veteran journalist was able to find his way back to God through heartbreaking assignments at disaster sites around the world. In recollections from his childhood, Torres tries to pinpoint what caused him to fall so far from his faith, and he takes the reader on a journey to faith as he reports from Indonesia on the tsunami, from Africa on the AIDS pandemic, and from Haiti on the earthquake.

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The Plentiful Harvest

Jack Hopkins is unemployed but enjoying life in his Bronx neighborhood when by a freak accident he gets a job managing an airport in southern Sudan. With his generous, outgoing personality he makes friends and motivates his workers. Then he meets Jenelle, a dedicated teacher at the Catholic elementary school, and he falls in love with her. But their happy time together is cut short when an army from the north invades the area, ruthlessly killing men, women, and children, and Jack is thrust into the role of saving what remains of the world that Jenelle revealed to him.

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