Coaltown Jesus {Pdf ebook} by Ron Koertge


  • Hardcover
  • 128
  • Coaltown Jesus
  • Ron Koertge
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9780763662288

10 thoughts on “Coaltown Jesus

  1. says:

    Favorite line Jesus nodded I know He was mad whenhe prayedNoah prayedOh yeah One night out on Bethel RoadHe was by himself and he got out of the carlooked up at the sky and said 'Who am I anyway Really who the hell am IThat doesn't sound like a prayer to meJesus said Sure it was He leaned and petted Shadow who let his tongue loll out in ecs

  2. says:

    “You're a miracle Walker Your fingers are Your toes are Your crushing sadness and guilt are”Walker and his mom are trying to survive after the death of Walker's wild brother Noah Walker prays for comfortfor his mom What he gets is Jesus in the flesh walking beside him asking him uestions getting to know Walker and his own lifeSee what Walker doesn't know is his own grief is crushing himand Jesus with his new red hi

  3. says:

    This book was sacrilegious and heartbreaking As someone who has recently experienced major loss this book really hit homeJesus moved closer 'Walker listen to me okay You ask what happens when someone dies Well the body decomposes and the worm play pinochle on your snout but Walker my dear Walker the light inside never goes out 87

  4. says:

    This story so reminds me of what my own personal relationship with Jesus is like Pure Simple Honest It's hard to take Him at His word when our emotions fears and doubts run interference Walker finally learned an important lesson Jesus may not answer prayers the way we want him to but He does answer them

  5. says:

    I don't know what to say about this book except that it touched me

  6. says:

    Why was Jesus at the foot of Walker's bed and why couldn't he just perform a miracle to stop Walker's mom from crying over Noah  Turns out miracles take time and a lot of effort  Besides it's not just anyone that Jesus visits  So why Walker  Told through a series of poems Koertge expertly tells the story of a family trying to process their grief and understand just how they came to be in this position 

  7. says:

    I read about Coaltown Jesus somewhere either the New York Times or the Horn Book review I believe I reuested it from the library and by the time it arrived I had forgotten whether I reuested it for me or my daughters Turns out it was really for both My thirteen year old read it first and told me it was good but neglected to tell me it would make me cry in the best wayFourteen year old Walker's brother died tw

  8. says:

    An amazing book about loss family and Jesus Written in verse Recommended by the Unshelved Bookclub page

  9. says:

    This is a wonderfully written story about a 14 year old young man as he tries to emotionally deal with the death of his 17 year old brother Both he and his mother are struggling emotionally his father died when he was an infant and he prayers for God to help his mother To his surprise Jesus shows up in person What happens next is a well told

  10. says:

    Richie's Picks COALTOWN JESUS by Ron Koertge Candlewick October 2013 128p ISBN 978 0 7636 6228 3 Never been a sinner I've

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Coaltown Jesus

Rsing home were waiting to die And why would he send Jesus to Coaltown Illinois to pick up the piecesIn a spare and often humorous text renowned poet Ron Koertge tackles some of life’s biggest uestions and humanizes the divine savior in a way that highlights the divinity in all of u This is a wonderfully written story about a 14 year old young man as he tries to emotionally deal with the death of his 17 year old brother Both he and his mother are struggling emotionally his father died when he was an infant and he prayers for God to help his mother To his surprise Jesus shows up in person What happens next is a well told moving but sometimes funny tale of how God can move and work in our lives It is a bit like the story The Shack by Wm Paul Young in its surprising presentation of Jesus If you liked The Shack you will enjoy this bookVery easy uick read I read it in one sitting Red Tail (Travis Trilogy year old Promises in Tumble Creek young man as he tries to emotionally deal with the death of his 17 Mischief and Marriage year old brother Both he and his mother are struggling emotionally his father died when he was an infant and he prayers for God to help his mother To his surprise Jesus shows up in person What happens next is a well told moving but sometimes funny tale of how God can move and work in our lives It is a bit like the story The Shack by Wm Paul Young in its surprising presentation of Jesus If Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, you liked The Shack Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you will enjoy this bookVery easy uick read I read it in one sitting

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Walker shouldn’t have been so surprised to find Jesus standing in the middle of his bedroom After all he’d prayed for whoever was up there to help him and to help his mom who hadn’t stopped crying since Noah died two months ago But since when have prayers actually been answered An This book was sacrilegious and heartbreaking As someone who has recently experienced major loss this book really hit homeJesus moved closer Walker listen to me okay You ask what happens when someone dies Well the body decomposes and the worm play pinochle on your snout but Walker my dear Walker the light inside never goes out 87

review Coaltown Jesus

D since when has Jesus been so irreverentBut as astounding as Jesus’ sudden appearance is it’s going to take than divine intervention for Walker to come to terms with his brother’s sudden death Why would God take seventeen year old Noah when half of the residents in his mom’s nu I don t know what to say about this book except that it touched me Let Sleeping Dogs Lie year old Noah when half of the residents in his mom’s nu I don t know what to say about this book except that it touched me


About the Author: Ron Koertge

Ask Ron Koertge what he brings to the realm of young adult fiction and the seasoned author responds matter of factly I write dialogue well and I'm funny he says an assessment few would argue with I like iconoclasm and practice it in my fiction I don't like pretense or hypocrisy I'm almost always irreverent A faculty member for than 35 years at Pasadena City College where he has