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Fortunes Crossing by Lowell Teal
An Inspiring Story of Selfless Courage and Life-Changing Determination

"Fortunes Crossing" is an inspirational narrative promoting personal values of faith, charity and self-discipline.

Chet, a young businessman suffering from a terminal illness, devotes the last year of his life to "dying with class" and to helping Gus, a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Chet guides Gus in fulfilling his own purpose in life by helping and giving unselfishly to others, so becoming a productive member of society.

The problems these two men face and the courage and mutual support with which they face them convey a powerful message: that the path to self-fulfillment is found, in large part, through helping others to find their way as well.
Bath Pond
  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Bath Pond Publishing
    (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886939713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886939714
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Bath Pond Publishing
    (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886939748
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886939745
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

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  • File Size: 269 KB

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  • File Size: 280 KB

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“Fortunes Crossing” tracks the life of Chet, a widower in his thirties, who is dying from an untreatable heart condition. During the year that he has left to live, he turns control of his company over to a trustworthy employee and focuses the rest of his time on helping Gus. Gus is a drug addict and alcoholic that Chet rescued off the street. He was disowned by his wealthy family. Chet helps Gus discover the true purpose of his life which is to help others escape from addiction. Both Chet and Gus are able to discover that self-fulfillment comes from helping others. The story also involves other endearing characters that help complete the relationships of these men.

“Fortunes Crossing” is a fictional story that held a very powerful, spiritual message for me about how letting go of what is not important will allow me to find self-fulfillment as I seek my true life’s purpose. To quote the author, “…we should relax and live life to it’s fullest in accordance with one’s calling and purpose… Life is about learning how to die. Dying is learning how to let go of the unimportant and holding on to what is really
important, what really matters.”

This book will hold a great deal of value for people that are going through recovery. It will give them hope. I also highly recommend it to people who feel like they need something more in their life. This story will help reveal what you need to do in order to discover what that ‘something’ is.

- Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (4/06)