Richard Cacioppe Heaven On Hold

ISBN 13: 9781483578712

Heaven On Hold

5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781483578712: Heaven On Hold

Ted Watkins never had much use for sentimentality in his own life or in others. The tough, hard-bitten businessman had long ago buried his feelings about the tragedies which had afflicted him in his childhood and marriage. The death and destruction he saw in Vietnam as a young Marine officer had only served to confirm and harden his cynicism. A series of events begin to soften Ted’s cynicism. A chance meeting with Father Mike Kelly, also a Vietnam veteran, and other events start to chip away at Ted’s flinty exterior. An emotional experience at a fellow veteran’s funeral results in an epiphany that seems destined to change his life. However, before Ted can act on his plan to remake his life, fate intervenes. Ted suffers a massive stroke that leaves him near death. Ted’s incapacitation allows his unscrupulous nephew, Theodore, to begin the devious plan he has been plotting to seize control of Ted’s company. Ted’s docile and long suffering wife, Eleanor, tries to thwart him, but she is no match for Theodore’s heavy handed machinations. Ted, had for many years ridiculed and excluded Eleanor from any decision making. Now she was the only one who could prevent her evil nephew form succeeding in his sinister plot. While Ted clings tenuously to life in a coma, a seemingly unrelated tragedy takes place. A seven week old girl, Kelly Rose, dies for no apparent reason. Because they could find no evidence of disease or any other cause which could explain the tragedy, the doctors and the coroner listed the cause of death as SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the medical profession’s default diagnosis for the mysterious death of over 7,000 babies a year. When Ted miraculously awakens from his coma several weeks later he reveals an incredible story. He relates in intricate detail the story of his time in heaven where he encountered two angels, Maximus and Optimus who help him to review his life. They reveal aspects of his life he had only partially understood on earth. He also meets friends and loved ones who have passed away, and are now able to help him understand the true fullness of his life. His transformation completed, Ted is able to convince the angels that he should be allowed to return to earth to finish his curtailed plans to reconcile with those he left behind and to deal with his evil nephew. The symmetry of the tragic death of a child and the amazing rebirth would probably have gone unnoticed except for Ted’s incredible story. Only one person saw these events as an opportunity for in depth analysis and further objective investigation. That person was Father Mike Kelly. The contrast in this case was too ironic for him to ignore. One person had accumulated a lifetime of cynicism and tired of life and yet was given renewed life. The other, pure and innocent, had her life taken almost before it began. He wondered what God’s role was in this seemingly egregious inequity? He saw Ted and Kelly’s story as an excellent test case that would finally allow him to scientifically reconcile an event which heretofore had to be accepted solely by faith. It was at moments exactly like this that Father Mike felt again most intensely the gnawing conflict between his formal engineering education and his faith. As a young priest, faith had easily overwhelmed his inclination to seek evidence to satisfy the doubts and questions he had had in similar situations. As he had grown older, his faith had grown stronger, but it just wasn’t enough anymore to explain why things like this happened, at least not to his satisfaction. He longed for the serenity and peace of those earlier days when his faith had been enough to suppress his doubts and the questions whenever they had arisen. As hard as he had tried, he had never been able to regain the clarity and peace he had felt before Vietnam.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Cacioppe is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After graduation in 1962, he became an Infantry Officer and served in the Army for six years, with two tours in Vietnam. He left the Army and worked at IBM and a number of other companies before retiring in 2008.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cacioppe, Richard
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cacioppe, Richard
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 28544687-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cacioppe, Richard
Published by BookBaby (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Richard Cacioppe
Published by BookBaby, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ted Watkins never had much use for sentimentality in his own life or in others. The tough, hard-bitten businessman had long ago buried his feelings about the tragedies which had afflicted him in his childhood and marriage. The death and destruction he saw in Vietnam as a young Marine officer had only served to confirm and harden his cynicism. A series of events begin to soften Ted s cynicism. A chance meeting with Father Mike Kelly, also a Vietnam veteran, and other events start to chip away at Ted s flinty exterior. An emotional experience at a fellow veteran s funeral results in an epiphany that seems destined to change his life. However, before Ted can act on his plan to remake his life, fate intervenes. Ted suffers a massive stroke that leaves him near death. Ted s incapacitation allows his unscrupulous nephew, Theodore, to begin the devious plan he has been plotting to seize control of Ted s company. Ted s docile and long suffering wife, Eleanor, tries to thwart him, but she is no match for Theodore s heavy handed machinations. Ted, had for many years ridiculed and excluded Eleanor from any decision making. Now she was the only one who could prevent her evil nephew form succeeding in his sinister plot. While Ted clings tenuously to life in a coma, a seemingly unrelated tragedy takes place. A seven week old girl, Kelly Rose, dies for no apparent reason. Because they could find no evidence of disease or any other cause which could explain the tragedy, the doctors and the coroner listed the cause of death as SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the medical profession s default diagnosis for the mysterious death of over 7,000 babies a year. When Ted miraculously awakens from his coma several weeks later he reveals an incredible story. He relates in intricate detail the story of his time in heaven where he encountered two angels, Maximus and Optimus who help him to review his life. They reveal aspects of his life he had only partially understood on earth. He also meets friends and loved ones who have passed away, and are now able to help him understand the true fullness of his life. His transformation completed, Ted is able to convince the angels that he should be allowed to return to earth to finish his curtailed plans to reconcile with those he left behind and to deal with his evil nephew. The symmetry of the tragic death of a child and the amazing rebirth would probably have gone unnoticed except for Ted s incredible story. Only one person saw these events as an opportunity for in depth analysis and further objective investigation. That person was Father Mike Kelly. The contrast in this case was too ironic for him to ignore. One person had accumulated a lifetime of cynicism and tired of life and yet was given renewed life. The other, pure and innocent, had her life taken almost before it began. He wondered what God s role was in this seemingly egregious inequity? He saw Ted and Kelly s story as an excellent test case that would finally allow him to scientifically reconcile an event which heretofore had to be accepted solely by faith. It was at moments exactly like this that Father Mike felt again most intensely the gnawing conflict between his formal engineering education and his faith. As a young priest, faith had easily overwhelmed his inclination to seek evidence to satisfy the doubts and questions he had had in similar situations. As he had grown older, his faith had grown stronger, but it just wasn t enough anymore to explain why things like this happened, at least not to his satisfaction. He longed for the serenity and peace of those earlier days when his faith had been enough to suppress his doubts and the questions whenever they had arisen. As hard as he had tried, he had never been able to regain the clarity and peace he had felt before Vietnam. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cacioppe, Richard
Published by BookBaby
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1483578712 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.2. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Richard Cacioppe
Published by BookBaby, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ted Watkins never had much use for sentimentality in his own life or in others. The tough, hard-bitten businessman had long ago buried his feelings about the tragedies which had afflicted him in his childhood and marriage. The death and destruction he saw in Vietnam as a young Marine officer had only served to confirm and harden his cynicism. A series of events begin to soften Ted s cynicism. A chance meeting with Father Mike Kelly, also a Vietnam veteran, and other events start to chip away at Ted s flinty exterior. An emotional experience at a fellow veteran s funeral results in an epiphany that seems destined to change his life. However, before Ted can act on his plan to remake his life, fate intervenes. Ted suffers a massive stroke that leaves him near death. Ted s incapacitation allows his unscrupulous nephew, Theodore, to begin the devious plan he has been plotting to seize control of Ted s company. Ted s docile and long suffering wife, Eleanor, tries to thwart him, but she is no match for Theodore s heavy handed machinations. Ted, had for many years ridiculed and excluded Eleanor from any decision making. Now she was the only one who could prevent her evil nephew form succeeding in his sinister plot. While Ted clings tenuously to life in a coma, a seemingly unrelated tragedy takes place. A seven week old girl, Kelly Rose, dies for no apparent reason. Because they could find no evidence of disease or any other cause which could explain the tragedy, the doctors and the coroner listed the cause of death as SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the medical profession s default diagnosis for the mysterious death of over 7,000 babies a year. When Ted miraculously awakens from his coma several weeks later he reveals an incredible story. He relates in intricate detail the story of his time in heaven where he encountered two angels, Maximus and Optimus who help him to review his life. They reveal aspects of his life he had only partially understood on earth. He also meets friends and loved ones who have passed away, and are now able to help him understand the true fullness of his life. His transformation completed, Ted is able to convince the angels that he should be allowed to return to earth to finish his curtailed plans to reconcile with those he left behind and to deal with his evil nephew. The symmetry of the tragic death of a child and the amazing rebirth would probably have gone unnoticed except for Ted s incredible story. Only one person saw these events as an opportunity for in depth analysis and further objective investigation. That person was Father Mike Kelly. The contrast in this case was too ironic for him to ignore. One person had accumulated a lifetime of cynicism and tired of life and yet was given renewed life. The other, pure and innocent, had her life taken almost before it began. He wondered what God s role was in this seemingly egregious inequity? He saw Ted and Kelly s story as an excellent test case that would finally allow him to scientifically reconcile an event which heretofore had to be accepted solely by faith. It was at moments exactly like this that Father Mike felt again most intensely the gnawing conflict between his formal engineering education and his faith. As a young priest, faith had easily overwhelmed his inclination to seek evidence to satisfy the doubts and questions he had had in similar situations. As he had grown older, his faith had grown stronger, but it just wasn t enough anymore to explain why things like this happened, at least not to his satisfaction. He longed for the serenity and peace of those earlier days when his faith had been enough to suppress his doubts and the questions whenever they had arisen. As hard as he had tried, he had never been able to regain the clarity and peace he had felt before Vietnam. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cacioppe, Richard
Published by BookBaby
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1483578712. Bookseller Inventory # Z1483578712ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cacioppe, Richard
Published by BookBaby
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1483578712. Bookseller Inventory # Z1483578712ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cacioppe, Richard
Published by BookBaby
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1483578712. Bookseller Inventory # Z1483578712ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Richard Cacioppe
Published by BookBaby
ISBN 10: 1483578712 ISBN 13: 9781483578712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 306 pages. Ted Watkins never had much use for sentimentality in his own life or in others. The tough, hard-bitten businessman had long ago buried his feelings about the tragedies which had afflicted him in his childhood and marriage. The death and destruction he saw in Vietnam as a young Marine officer had only served to confirm and harden his cynicism. A series of events begin to soften Teds cynicism. A chance meeting with Father Mike Kelly, also a Vietnam veteran, and other events start to chip away at Teds flinty exterior. An emotional experience at a fellow veterans funeral results in an epiphany that seems destined to change his life. However, before Ted can act on his plan to remake his life, fate intervenes. Ted suffers a massive stroke that leaves him near death. Teds incapacitation allows his unscrupulous nephew, Theodore, to begin the devious plan he has been plotting to seize control of Teds company. Teds docile and long suffering wife, Eleanor, tries to thwart him, but she is no match for Theodores heavy handed machinations. Ted, had for many years ridiculed and excluded Eleanor from any decision making. Now she was the only one who could prevent her evil nephew form succeeding in his sinister plot. While Ted clings tenuously to life in a coma, a seemingly unrelated tragedy takes place. A seven week old girl, Kelly Rose, dies for no apparent reason. Because they could find no evidence of disease or any other cause which could explain the tragedy, the doctors and the coroner listed the cause of death as SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the medical professions default diagnosis for the mysterious death of over 7, 000 babies a year. When Ted miraculously awakens from his coma several weeks later he reveals an incredible story. He relates in intricate detail the story of his time in heaven where he encountered two angels, Maximus and Optimus who help him to review his life. They reveal aspects of his life he had only partially understood on earth. He also meets friends and loved ones who have passed away, and are now able to help him understand the true fullness of his life. His transformation completed, Ted is able to convince the angels that he should be allowed to return to earth to finish his curtailed plans to reconcile with those he left behind and to deal with his evil nephew. The symmetry of the tragic death of a child and the amazing rebirth would probably have gone unnoticed except for Teds incredible story. Only one person saw these events as an opportunity for in depth analysis and further objective investigation. That person was Father Mike Kelly. The contrast in this case was too ironic for him to ignore. One person had accumulated a lifetime of cynicism and tired of life and yet was given renewed life. The other, pure and innocent, had her life taken almost before it began. He wondered what Gods role was in this seemingly egregious inequity He saw Ted and Kellys story as an excellent test case that would finally allow him to scientifically reconcile an event which heretofore had to be accepted solely by faith. It was at moments exactly like this that Father Mike felt again most intensely the gnawing conflict between his formal engineering education and his faith. As a young priest, faith had easily overwhelmed his inclination to seek evidence to satisfy the doubts and questions he had had in similar situations. As he had grown older, his faith had grown stronger, but it just wasnt enough anymore to explain why things like this happened, at least not to his satisfaction. He longed for the serenity and peace of those earlier days when his faith had been enough to suppress his doubts and the questions whenever they had arisen. As hard as he had tried, he had never been able to regain the clarity and peace he had felt before Vietnam. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781483578712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book