In Tuesday's LocalLit newsletter, I'll be reviewing "Of Sojourners on the Narrow Road" by Kathy Wagner.
Kathy, who died in 2016, published the book in 2014 about her son Kyle Wagner's enormous faith and hope even as he bravely fought muscular dystrophy. Kyle was 26 when he died on Thanksgiving Day in 2008.
In a 2014 Herald-News story, Kathy said Kyle was in junior high when she realized God would not deliver a miraculous healing.
“When you get the news that your child is going to die,” Kathy said, “you know your life is not going to be that white picket fence.”
In The Herald-News story, Kathy said she disliked writing but wanted the example of Kyle’s life – what he believed and how he chose to live those beliefs – to affect others experiencing devastating challenges.
“Sometimes we feel like we have nothing to offer,” Kathy said. “Kyle showed me that we can be in a state of almost total helplessness and still influence people. There’s no excuse for not doing anything.”
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