Margaret Cotton Tells Charlie and Florentina Mada’s Account of God’s Passionate Pursuit Following Their Son’s Tragic Accident; “Raised!” Couldn’t Happen, and yet It Did

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“Raised!”, by Margaret Cotton, is an incredible, faith-building memoir of God’s miraculous intervention that transformed two young parents’ agony into joyful-strong faith. In front of their eyes, death became life, and three lives were saved.

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Charlie and Florentina Mada believe they have everything. They are wealthy, on vacation, and parents of an adorable sixteen-month-old son. Then suddenly, during a picnic at an idyllic spot along the Danube River, their son disappears. After finding him submerged in a pipe, their desperate efforts to save him are not enough. His swollen, discolored body clearly shows no signs of life, but they rush him to the hospital because it is all they can do. Over the next seven hours, the doctors examine their son four times each hour to prove there is still no heartbeat, breath, reflexes, or signs of life. No first aid or treatment is administered; the baby is not even admitted. Charlie and Florentina are given time to grieve at his bedside.

What happens late that night is impossible. No one at the hospital is prepared for what is witnessed! “Only God can do this!” the head doctor shouts over and over to everyone. She instructs the Madas to go to church to thank God. They are unbelievers, and so they think all that should be done is to light a candle and make a donation.

What follows is a cascade of inexplicable miracles, blessings, and mysteries that compel Charlie and Florentina to leave their country, careers, property, family, and friends and travel half-way around the globe. The events that bring them to the foot of the cross defy reason, but create an action-packed story that is compelling and inspirational.

In a world that seems disturbing and increasingly out of control, Charlie and Florentina Mada share their miraculous, true story to boldly proclaim that God is compassionate and powerful enough to create holy miracles from human tragedies! Not just for them on that day, the greatest miracle is offered freely by Jesus Christ to everyone every day. This is a fast-paced, page-turning story that is well-documented with witnesses’ letters, hospital records, and medical book notations.

View a synopsis of “Raised!” on YouTube.

Readers can purchase “Raised!” at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Raised!”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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