Book invites readers to celebrate personal, quiet miracles

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Raouf Mama shares ‘It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories’

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Raouf Mama returns to the publishing scene with the release of “It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories” (published by WestBow Press), a collection of powerful, inspirational stories that captures personal, life-changing moments.

The book consists of stories that celebrate “the transmutation of sorrow into joy, of fear, despair and grief into a song of thanksgiving,” Mama shares. It transcends his personal sense of gratitude for unexpected moments of grace in his life as it reaffirms the possibility of miracles in people’s daily lives.

Moreover, the book taps into the universal appeal of miracles and invites everyone to recognize and celebrate personal, quiet miracles that may otherwise pass unnoticed in one’s daily life.

“In an era of widespread unbelief and skepticism, this book is an attempt to awaken the reader to a sense of the miraculous and the mysterious in the world and sounds a warning about the insufficiency of our senses as the exclusive basis for our judgment and our conclusions,” Mama adds.

A snippet from the book reads:
Dressed in my Sunday best, my car washed and waxed to a dazzling sheen, I set out to fetch my son. The sky was just as clear as it was two weeks earlier on Father’s Day, the air just as sweet, the day brighter still; but the joy that lifted and brightened my heart on that day, poetry and oratory will labor in vain to capture. One would have to envision the ecstasy the apostles must have felt after the agony of Good Friday, to get the full measure of my felicity.

“It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories”
By Raouf Mama
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781512762150
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Raouf Mama is a Faculty Row super professor, a distinguished professor of English and an award-winning storyteller of international renown, the only one in the world today who tells in English, French, Yoruba and Fon folktales from his native Benin and from other parts of the world. Mama’s style of presentation blends stories with poetry, music and dance. His publications include his memoir titled “Fortune’s Favored Child” (published by Northwestern University Press), “Why Goats Smell Bad,” “Tropical Tales,” “Pearls of Wisdom” and “Why Monkeys Live In Trees,” winner of the 2008 National Multicultural Children’s Book Award.

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