Thursday, May 22, 2014
Facing Incurable Cancer, this 'Hockey Dad' and His Friends Went in Quest of a Miracle
NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Metastatic cancer strikes a father of thirteen children. He receives a terminal diagnosis from a team of Boston's best physicians, with a survival chance of just five percent. Facing the abyss, he throws himself on God, and makes the arduous trip to a controversial shrine in the former Yugoslavia, in search of a miracle. Two of his best friends come along, and these three "hockey dads" enter a whole new world of visionaries, pilgrims, and persecuted priests. They encounter a message that demands that they change their lives--and meet people whose own lives were transformed by that message of prayer, sacrifice, and love.
That's the story of Artie Boyle, a Boston-area businessman, and his confrontation with death. His quest, and the amazing outcome, have been covered by 20/20, Good Morning America, The Boston Globe, and The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel. Artie and his family have become leaders in a movement of prayer and hope that has touched the lives of thousands. But never before has Artie told the world what went on in his heart and soul on this astonishing pilgrimage and its aftermath, and how he and his family were changed forever. Now he does, in the moving new book Six Months To Live: Three Guys on the Ultimate Quest for a Miracle, by Artie Boyle and Eileen Boylen. Here's what people are saying about the book:
"One of the most important lessons Artie beautifully communicates as you follow his healing journey is the need for men to be intimately involved in the spiritual leadership of their families. His words and story of an impossible healing will not only stay with you for a very long time, but challenge you to the person God called you to be." -- Jim Caviezel, star, The Passion of the Christ
"A chance conversation in a hockey rink leads to a life-changing experience for Artie and his friends. Having known the Boyle family for many years I am certain that his story will be an inspiration to anyone who reads this book."-- Bobby Orr, NHL Hall of Fame, member, and author of Orr: My Story.
"With the severity and progression of Artie's disease, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, it is difficult for medical science to explain why he is alive today. But, every time I see him, I am sure there is a God. This story proves there is always hope. I am a believer." -- Francis James McGovern, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital