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Coaltown Jesus

By Ronald author Koertge

When Jesus shows up in Walker’s life, healing triumphs over heartbreak in Koertge’s finest and funniest novel yet.

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? And since when has Jesus been so . . . irreverent? But as astounding as Jesus’ sudden appearance is, it’s going to take more 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 nursing home were waiting to die? And why would he send Jesus to Coaltown, Illinois, to pick up the pieces? In a spare and often humorous text, renowned poet Ron Koertge tackles some of life’s biggest questions — and humanizes the divine savior in a way that highlights the divinity in all of us.

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Book

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2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • TF Koertge, Teen Fiction
  • TF Koertge, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0763662283


Format: Book
Author: Koertge, Ronald author
Summary: Praying for help after the sudden death of his brother, Walker is astonished by the appearance of an irreverent Jesus in his bedroom who imparts unexpected strength and comfort while helping him understand some of life's biggest questions.
Title: Coaltown Jesus / Ron Koertge.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Massachusetts, : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Subject: Jesus Christ -- Teen fiction. Brothers -- Death -- Teen fiction. Grief -- Teen fiction. Illinois -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0763662283 9780763662288
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TF Koertge
Oclc: 12711346
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Bib Id: 461589

Format: Book
Author: Koertge, Ronald author.
Summary: Praying for help after the sudden death of his brother, Walker is astonished by the appearance of an irreverent Jesus in his bedroom who imparts unexpected strength and comfort while helping him understand some of life's biggest questions.
Title: Coaltown Jesus / Ron Koertge.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: Candlewick Pr 2013
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Massachusetts, : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Description: 122 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Jesus Christ -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Brothers -- Death -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Grief -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Illinois -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2013931470
ISBN: 0763662283
ISBN: 9780763662288
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF Koertge