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From The Dead A Novel


A preacher’s son. A father in hiding. A guilty heart filled with secrets.

When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood at age eighteen, he hungered for freedom, fame and fortune. Eleven years later, his track record of failure results in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death’s doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse’s own secret son. But Jesse’s renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son’s advanced illness calls for a sacrifice—one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained.

A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From The Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy.

“Eloquence with an edge. In a single chapter, John Herrick can break your heart, rouse your soul, and hold you in suspense. Be prepared to stay up late.”
- Doug Wead,
New York Times bestselling author
and advisor to two presidents

“A solid debut novel” - Akron Beacon Journal

“Powerful” - Midwest Book Review

“Evocative ... I felt breathless ... You'll want to get this book.”
- Michelle Sutton,
Author of Danger at the Door

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2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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