The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story

(Hardback - Aug 2011)
$22.99 - Online Price
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On a Sunday in May 2008, an F-5 tornado struck the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people and destroying 250 homes and businesses within 34 seconds. The next day, Parkersburg s beloved football coach, Ed Thomas, made a stunning prediction: God willing, we will play our first home game here on this field this season. One hundred days later, the home team scored a victory on the field they dubbed The Sacred Acre, serving as a galvanizing point for the town to band together and rebuild. But just as Parkersburg was recovering, another devastating tragedy struck. While working with a group of football and volleyball players early one morning, one of Ed s former students walked in and gunned him down point blank. Ed Thomas was 58. The murder of this hometown hero spread across national news headlines. Ed s community and family reeled from shock. Yet the story doesn t end here. What happened next proves that even a double tragedy is no match for faith, love and the power of forgiveness."


  • SKU: 9780310332190
  • SKU10: 0310332192
  • Title: The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2011
  • Pages: 245
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.95
  • Dimensions: 9.10" L x 6.10" W x 1.00" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Price on Product, Illustrated, Dust Cover
  • Awards: 2013-2014 Iowa High School Book Award (Nominee - Young Adult)
  • Subject: Sports - General