The Upper Zoo

Destiny Image Publishers
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Discover the Truth There are many kinds of “smart” and many kinds of “wise.” The Upper Zoo tells a story of a twelve year old Jewish boy in the 1960s who is impacted by the life and love of an autistic child with a firm commitment to Jesus. After being placed in a class for under-achievers, Jonathan finds his life changed forever. The book takes an unusual approach, revealing a world of dysfunctional pain and spiritual triumph through the eyes of a twelve-year old boy. Through surprising twists and turns, Jonathan uncovers secrets that will drastically affect his life and the lives of those closest to him. No one who reads The Upper Zoo will be able to put it down—it is an inspirational and poignant novel.
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Michael Robert Wolf has led Beth Messiah Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past 33 years. He is past president of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and presently serves on their executive committee. He has produced several children’s video movies and is presently working with Kingdom Pictures on an independent film he wrote called “Sound of the Spirit,” due to be released early in 2012.

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Destiny Image Publishers
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Feb 21, 2012
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Fiction / Christian / General
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