A Book of Prayers: To the Heavens from the Stars

by Chuck Spinner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/11/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781434332653

About the Book

                 A Book of Prayers: To the Heavens from the Stars

Author Chuck Spinner has very successfully compiled a book of favorite prayers from over 100 well known celebrities.  Included among these famous people are Oscar winners; Heisman Trophy recipients; Olympic Gold Medalists; Four-star Generals; a Nobel Peace Prize recipient; and even a Monarch and three former Miss Americas.  Prayers have come from the only pitcher to ever record a perfect World Series game; from the player who hit "the shot heard round the world"; from the only two time Heisman trophy winner; and from the only undefeated four time NCAA wrestling champion.  Former Cleveland Browns All-Pro lineman, Doug Dieken writes the Foreword and Spinner writes a chapter on the qualities and power of prayer along with engaging introductions to each of the celebrities.  To the Heavens from the Stars concludes with quotes from famous historical figures on the significance and power of prayer.  The book highlights both religion and history and illustrates that athletes, entertainers, and governmental officials can and do provide models for prayer in one's life.  Former Detroit Tiger pitcher Virgil Trucks wrote Spinner that he thinks the author's book of prayers will be the greatest book ever written.  The author is more comforted by the words of former U.S. Open winner, Scott Simpson, who wrote him that he hoped that "God honors you for honoring Him."

About the Author

    Chuck was born in 1946 and raised in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  He graduated from Conception Seminary College in 1968, but left his seminary studies at that point and began a 33-year teaching career in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.  Spinner taught high school Social Studies classes for twenty-one years in the Parma City School District and for twelve years for the Shaker Heights City schools.
    Chuck and his wife, Patrice, have been married 37 years.  Their son Scott and his wife, Ellen, have two boys, Caleb and Joshua, who are the apples of their grandparents' eyes!
    Spinner was named a Jennings Scholar and a Jennings Master Teacher Award recipient in 1979 and has also been designated as a Kent State Read Scholar and a John D. Rockefeller Scholar.
    Since their marriage in 1970 Chuck and Patrice have vacationed each summer at Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York.  In 1998 they realized a life long dream by buying a cottage on the lake.
    Spinner has always enjoyed writing and since retirement has enjoyed creating articles in the program for the local single A Jamestown baseball team.  He also has composed a religious song "My God has been good to me".

He is now working on completing his second book on the Naperville, Illinois train wreck of 1946.