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Wish James McConnell s one wish is that his nine year old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch Then he and his wife Emily receive news they ve dreaded Aaron s cancer has relapsed As

  • Title: Wish
  • Author: Jake Smith
  • ISBN: 9781414391564
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • James McConnell s one wish is that his nine year old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they ve dreaded Aaron s cancer has relapsed.As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime a personal visit from one of his favorite profeJames McConnell s one wish is that his nine year old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they ve dreaded Aaron s cancer has relapsed.As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players and the chance to make a bold request, his wish to see his dad play in one major league game.A former college standout, James fears he doesn t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he ll miss what could be Aaron s precious last weeks Yet how can he refuse his dying son s wish Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father s love, a family s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.

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    1. Read the book blurb and you know this can't be an easy or a fun read. Nine year old boy whose leukemia has come back, plus the most boring sport in the world to me, baseball.  This will take all my perseverance, I thought, to not get too depressed by the cancer, or too bored by the baseball talk.The boy and his cancer story was beautifully told.  Little Aaron's one wish is that he will see his dad play pro ball one day, which the  local Detroit Tigers will try to make possible.   The baseb [...]

    2. by Andrea Renee CoxWhen I first saw Wish on the shelf at LifeWay, I knew I had to read it. But since I’d never read a book by Jake Smith before, I didn’t know what to expect. Would the story hold up to the expectations the back cover presented?The main character, James McConnell, wishes his nine-year-old son could play a game of catch with him in the backyard, but remission is over and the leukemia is back to ravage its way through little Aaron’s body. One day, Aaron makes a wish that Jame [...]

    3. As far as "missional fiction" books go this was probably the best I've read yet. I love reading fiction but at the same time I like to read books that challenge me as a person or promote valuable organizations or programs. This book was written to raise awareness for the great need for bone marrow donors and promoted the "Be the Match" website.The story of nine year old Aaron is heartbreaking. He's already battled cancer once and entered remission and now it is back. And he has a rare type to ma [...]

    4. In preparation for researching my next book, I came across this title and couldn't resist. This book will leave you breathless right up to the very end. I especially liked the depiction of the children in this story. Very well done. My least favorite part of the book was the description of the baseball scenes, though it did firmly set me as the reader in the story world. And I realize that sports' lovers will really appreciate all the description. Highly recommend this heart-wrenching story.

    5. This is definitely a must read book! It is powerful, gut wrenching and although not a true story, could be a story of too many with ill children.This is the story of the McConnell family, consisting of dad-James: baseball coach whom gave up baseball in college to have a family, mom-Emily, Aaron, 9, baseball statistics wizard, in remission from cancer and little sister Lizzie,and all that they face as Aaron's cancer returns and all that entails. It is about their dealing with it as a family, as a [...]

    6. This is an emotionally-intense story of James, a man facing every parent’s nightmare. His nine-year-old son, Aaron, has been battling leukemia for 5 year; and now after a brief five months in remission, he has relapsed and must start the fight all over. The baseball gloves that sit on Aaron’s shelf, unused, waiting for the day he might be strong enough to play a simple game of catch with his dad, serve as symbols of his lost childhood. Little sister has only known life with Aaron being sick, [...]

    7. My sister's always been a nut about baseball. She had all the cards and bats and game balls and knew all the stats about her favorite players. I could never get into it. Baseball gave me the heebie-jeebies. Until I saw my first live game.I discovered that I loved the sound of the ball cracking off the bat. I loved how the grass smelled and the energy of the crowd. I loved trying to find that tiny white projectile in the bright lights of the stadium. Even though it was just a bush league team, I [...]

    8. Great book. If you really hate baseball, you may want to skip it though! There is a lot of baseball.The main character in the book is James, who is coaching high school baseball as the story opens. He once was quite good at baseball, but he walked away to start a family. Now that family includes his 9-year-old son, Aaron, who is a cancer survivor. But within the first few pages, we learn that he is sick again. In fact, the leukemia is back.Aaron is a huge baseball fan, and at the amazing hospita [...]

    9. What can I say about this book but a big WOW! A powerful story about the McConnell family. James, his wife Emily, son Aaron and daughter Lizzie. They are facing a parents worse nightmare. Their son has leukemia that is no longer in remission. A story of wishes, heartaches but yet heartwarming, emotional but uplifting, faith, love, and courage. Be sure to have your tissues ready. I cried a lot throughout the story. Both tears of sadness and happiness. A wonderful story and well written.James play [...]

    10. Wish by Jake SmithWanted to read this book because it's about baseball and I miss the journey and dreams.This one is about a boy, Aaron who's no longer in remission. His dad, James has grown up playing baseball and is now a coach. Young daughter Lizzie and wife Emily are all surrounding Aaron at the hospital where they are able to live while he goes through his tests, chemo and hopefully more bone marrow transplants.Aaron immerses himself in baseball, stats-I love stats! To me it's his way of no [...]

    11. Wow, what an awesome book! I can't say enough good things about this book. Aaron is in the battle of his life as his cancer has relapsed, but little does James his father know, that he too will have a little battling to do of his own. Aaron has a wish for his father, one that only baseball player can make come true. Will Aaron's dream come true ? Will Aaron see his dream come true or will he lose his life to cancer? This book is worth a read. The premise of this book is centered around baseball, [...]

    12. James McConnell, a former collegiate baseball star, has had his life change within a heartbeat – and the heart belongs to his son, Aaron. Aaron has cancer. It has been a struggle for Aaron and the family with the treatments and the hospital visits. But Aaron has kept a great attitude.Aaron's dream is to play baseball like his dad, but he knows he can't. So when some of his favorite professional baseball players come to visit him, Aaron decides the one thing he wants is to have his dad play in [...]

    13. I was a little hesitant to read Wish by Jake Smith because I'm not much of a baseball, or any type of sport fan, really. But the cover drew me in and the premise was intriguing, despite the heavy emphasis on baseball. I'm a sucker for books about kids with cancer (why???), and this had all the elements of a tear jerker, sentimental story. I did enjoy this story even though I'm not a baseball fan. I think the heart wrenching story of the McConnell family will draw just about anyone in. This story [...]

    14. Great book. Even though I am not a baseball fan, this tale revolving around the sport caught my attention and kept me up till the wee hours of the morning to finish it. A dying boy's wish is granted and the reader is on a trip through the ups and downs of an aspiring baseball player. Despair and hope, family love and conflict through a young child's fight with returning leukemia, Wish reminds the reader what life really is all about. Wish will tug at your heartstrings, educate you about bone mar [...]

    15. I went in with a preconceived notion of what this book would be about and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not a big sports book nut, but thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters throughout the book are well written and interesting. Without giving too much away, I enjoyed perspective of the father James regarding love, loss and regrets. Heartfelt with just the right touches of hope, heartbreak and love I would recommend to not only readers of "sports" stories but to anyone that enjoys a well cr [...]

    16. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful book! I was in tears. I'm still in tears. The characters are perfectly sympathetic, the writing beautiful, and the message important. And the insider baseball details! Jake Smith weaves a tale of a father simultaneously coping with his child's heartbreaking illness and the joy of getting a second chance at his professional baseball dream--at the request of his dying little boy. After reading this, you will want to go out and join the blood marrow registry, and I [...]

    17. Wish I could give this book more than five starsWish I could give this book more than five starsI am not a big fan of baseball but I am a huge fan of this book. It's about baseball but it also is a beautiful love storye love of a father and his son for each other and the love they both have for baseball. I will remember this book for a very long time and will undoubtedly read it several more times in the future.

    18. Aaron has leukemia His remission just ended He wants his dad to play in a Major League baseball game so he arranges for his dad to have the opportunity to try out by first going to minor league teams.This is what gives Aaron the strength to fight the leukemia.ing his dad in his dreamAnd be prepared for a big surpriseGod bless All of youI was given this book by TBCN and the publisher for my honest review

    19. Wish by debut author Jake Smith is a story of family, of caring and sacrifice, of people coming together to help in time of great need. It's very real, poignant, touching, heartwarming, and motivational. Highly recommended!Please see my full review at booksmusicandlife

    20. this book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. I started late at night and read half before I fell asleep then had it finished by late morning. it's a very emotional book taking you through a family's terrifying journey through childhood cancer and a child's selfless wish.

    21. Faith, family and foul balls“Wish” is a story about a 9 year old boy who has been dealing with cancer for half his life. While he hasn’t been physically able to play baseball, he is completely immersed into the game as a statistician. He cannot be stumped on trivia pertaining the Twins or MLB ! Thru a “Make a Wish” type meeting with his favorite player, Aaron gets the opportunity to grant his own special “Wish” to his dad and off we go! The story is well written, the characters dev [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this book. It was a perfect combination of sports story and medical story. The characters were easy to relate to and the writing provided a roller coaster of emotions. I love how real-life information was included in the story to encourage people to look up the bone marrow donation registry. I want to read others by this author!

    23. One reviewer said, "You don't have to love baseball to love this book."Inasmuch as the entire middle of the book was almost all baseball, yeahyou kinda do have to love baseball.It was okay, but I'm glad it was free for me.

    24. This book is sad and heartwarming. It will really make you realize how lucky you can be with your own children or how irrelevant your own problems may be.

    25. Wish is a beautiful story. It is not overtly Christian but the reader understands that this is a believing family. I was ready to give this book a 5 star rating until I got to the section where Aaron asks his father what heaven would be like. This is what James said:“Well, I take that to mean that the place prepared for each of us is full of the things we loved when we were here. It’s not something untouchable or something we can’t understand.” James held out his hand for the baseball, a [...]

    26. A fantastic read about a family's struggle against cancer and despair that will pull at your heart. James McConnell is ripped from life as he knows it when he gets the news that his nine-year-old son's cancer has relapsed. He struggles against despair as his dream of playing catch with his son, who shares his passion for baseball, starts slipping away. The family digs in for another battle with the disease they thought they had defeated. Then Aaron gets a visit from his favorite baseball player [...]

    27. Jake Smith in his new book “Wish” published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. takes us into the life of James McConnell.From the back cover: James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they’ve dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed.As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit fr [...]

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