07 September, 2012

#BookSpotlight :: Tears for the Mountain by Chris Rakunas

On Tuesday, January 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti. The United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll to be somewhere between 46,000 and 85,000 people, with 220,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. Many organizations, both from the U.S. and abroad, responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid. Dr. Stephen Schroering and Chris Rakunas went to Haiti to deliver over 21,000 pounds of medical and surgical supplies to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and several other hospitals. In Tears for the Mountain, Chris recounts his mission to deliver these supplies to the earthquake-ravaged island nation. Chris discusses both the triumphs and heartbreaks of the trip, the problems with distributing aid in a nation lacking the most basic infrastructure, and his unexpected encounter with a notorious Haitian warlord. A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Raves & Reviews for this Book

"I have bought over 100 nonfiction books on Amazon, but this is the first time I feel compelled to write a review. The author's writing style is clear and authentic and the message is inspiring. The book is accessible to young and mature adults and provides a great account of a very important international incident."
~~ Ajay on Amazon

Overall, if you want a quick, well-written and sentimental read, I recommend this book. ”

~~ Amy (CafeReads) on Amazon

“He will have images in his mind that will probably stay with him forever.”
~~ Beeshon  on Amazon

“This was a special read for me as I was able to observe as Chris went through this special part of his life. ”
~~ Jose F Morillo on Amazon

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On Tuesday, 11th September  Chris Rakunas will be on live radio in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl on WNTH to discuss Tears 
for the Mountain. You should be able to get  the program streamed live at www.reality-radio.net
If you're so inclined to call into the live show, it is broadcast from 9-11 pm EST, and the call in numbers are 800-310-9205 or 954-903-0960.

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