A Carpenter's Story

Item# 978-0-8059-5856-0

by Fernando P. Esquivel

Born in America of Mexican parents just before the Great Depression, Fernando P. Esquivel and his seven siblings had a less than idyllic childhood. Faced with a struggle to eke out an existence, the family split up for a time, and it was at his seriously ill motherís bedside that Fernando and his siblings began to learn about God and his son, Jesus. Fernando was inspired by Jesusí story and thus began a burning ambition to become a carpenter, following in his footsteps.

However, life took a series of unfortunate turns for Fernando, and although he served his country in World War II with bravery and honor, he eventually found himself floating from one construction job to another and seemingly trapped in a world of alcoholism, bad marriages, and failed business attempts.

Ironically, it was the very disease which cost him so much that eventually led him to open his heart again to Jesus. Joining Alcoholics Anonymous, he found the love, support, and acceptance he needed to overcome his addiction, finding his way back into Godís mercy and grace and the rewards contained therein.

This is his inspirational and moving story, A Carpenterís Story.

(2003, paperback, 224 pages)


A Carpenter's Story Reader Review
A Carpenter's Story Reader Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Fernando Esquivel....A Godly Man, February 24, 2003 By Penny Warren (Riverside, Ca United States) - Amazon

I know Fernando personally, so my opinion might be a little biased, but, I think this book is a great tribute to what a real family is supposed to act like. They stayed together through the worst times and when they had to split up, it was for the good of the whole family. Not something you see in families too much anymore. I have seen the Lord do some mighty things for Fernando and through him and I am proud to be his friend. His life has been very interesting with many ups and downs. He is a walking testimony of the Lords mercy and grace. A good read.

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