The Sender

A Story About When Right Words Make All the Difference
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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A few months ago he was a high school football coach. Now Charlie Cristo is a cancer patient, battling not only an aggressive disease but also years of bitterness and disappointment. Then anonymous letters start arriving from a source known only as The Sender. Lift your spirits. Work the process. Help one another. The short, wise counsel in the letters challenged Charlie Cristo to fight the disease ravaging his body and the anger threatening his soul. Based on actual letters sent to Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano during his cancer treatment, The Sender blends creative storytelling and inspiration to communicate a powerful message of endurance and strength. As you journey along with Charlie, you will uncover profound lessons that challenge you (just as they did Coach Pagano) to live a life serving and loving others no matter what trials you endure.

©2016 Kevin Elko and Bill Beausay (P)2017 Tantor

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" The Sender will touch your heart and change your life." (Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The Traveler's Gift)

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Be where your feet are

Get inspired by this book and make sure you share it with the world around you. I was blessed with an amazing friend who shared this book with me and even more blessed to get to meet Dr Elko live in one events where he was a keynote speaker. I wish everyone to experience the energy of this amazing person in their lives and if you read the book once and it didn't change your life you should probably do it again and listen more carefully into his words.

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Beautiful story about how the right words can completely transform a life!

Life is full of choices. We can stay in our circumstances or we can live in the vision!

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Inspiring messages

Inspiring messages about handling life's challenges, embedded in the milieu of a football coach's battle with cancer.

From a literary standpoint, the writing is mediocre and reads like a morality play with every part of the plot predictable. Every bit of the plot and character development seems to exist as a vehicle or "solute" for a series of 30-40 "life lessons" or quotes, memes, and bumper sticker wisdom...

... that are actually quite nice little homilies, truly, that many in your life who don't think a thing about watching dumb movies will probably love. So, I'm sure that I'll recommend this book to many. But buyer beware, this book is not a piece of literature.