In the small Lake Erie township of Benning, someone is at work cultivating a supernatural garden …
Andy Kemp’s young life has been as ravaged as his scarred face. Disfigured by an abusive father, the teenager hides behind his books and an impenetrable wall of cynicism and anger.
As Andy’s mother struggles to reconnect with him, his Uncle Rip returns transformed from a stint in prison and wants to be a mentor to the reclusive boy, doing everything he can to help end Andy’s pain. When Andy begins hearing strange music through his iPod and making near-prophetic announcements, Rip is convinced that what Andy is hearing is the voice of God.
Elsewhere, police officer Heather Gerisch responds to a late-night breaking and entering in one of the poorest homes in town. She soon realizes that the masked prowler has left thousands of dollars in gift cards from a local grocery store.
As the bizarre break-ins continue and Heather pursues the elusive “Summer Santa,” Andy and Rip discover an enormous and well-kept garden of wildflowers that seems to have grown overnight at an abandoned steel mill.
Soon, they realize who the gardener is, and a spree of miracles transfigures this small town from a place of hopelessness into a place of healing and beauty.
This is really a great book for everyone to read. It's about redemption and the least likely hero that nobody knew that was there all the time.
Andy finally gets to understand what really happened to him when hot boiling water was thrown and he got the full force of it but he was never the intended victim. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This story will give you hope that God does exist and he does talk to people if only they would listen. When Andy finally does understand this, his mind is open to all the possibilities. He also knows who the bad guys are and who the good ones are. Growing up is hard, but when God is on your side, all things are possible!