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The Path of Least Resistance: True North

James Heffernan

Pages: 244
ISBN: 978-159858-530-8
List Price: 10.99
Available: February 2008
Edition: Perfectbound

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Time Travel Just Sucks: A Kid in the ʻ70s is a journey back into time that will show the effect of a dysfunctional family situation on a young, open-hearted child. Lurking in the balance, however, is a creativity and an uncanny sense of humor that enables a little boy to live in a world that he couldnʼt bear to look at. In and out of trouble with the law, walking the line between delinquent and mischief, it appears that this young man may be losing the battle. Amazing things happen while at the bottom, however, and a seven-teen year old boy takes a leap a faith that has remained true for over thirty years. The message contained within is an old cliché, “Ainʼt nothinʼ over ʻtil itʼs over.” What seems to be failing today could be a work in progress for tomorrow, while what is already soaring may be destined for a crash. Brought to the surface in these memoirs is the pain that drives us, the means that we use to distract ourselves from that pain, and the understanding and forgiveness that is only obtained with a very precious resource, time. Come take a flight back into time with author James Heffernan, you might see the difference between True North and variance

James’s path to writing this book has taken a long, twisted, and painful road, which finally handed him the direction needed to complete what he considers a prophetic vision. He is quick to point out that it wasn’t his vision, but the vision of a prophetic minister who picked James out of a crowd to come front and center to speak with him. The future-seeing guide explained to James that the Lord knew he had been through the fire and had emerged on the other side. The prophet then went on to list many things about James’s life that, quite frankly, James couldn’t relate to. Believing it was all just a show or misunderstanding, James all but forgot about this meeting. Four weeks later, however, James’s life took a detour that would illuminate every word that had been spoken to him on that night.

James is known by his friends as laid-back yet quick-witted when challenged. He has been employed in the airline industry since 1978 and loves the world of aviation. “It’s not just the airplanes I love, it’s the people that get them into the air that make this occupation what it is. Rumors fly fast, and we never let the truth stand in the way of a good story,” he jokingly adds.

As a single father, James is not your typical middle-aged man. He often views himself as a dysfunctional Tom Corbitt from the 1969-1972 ABC TV show, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” but he quickly points out that being a father is the only thing in his life he has ever been naturally good at.

In short, James is a product of the path of least resistance.

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