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The Cokeville Miracle: When Angels Intervene

About the BookOn May 16, 1986, a bomb went off that should have leveled the Cokeville Elementary School in Wyoming, yet only two people lost their lives.

"The Cokeville Miracle: When Angels Intervene" by Hartt Wixom & Judene Wixom is the true story of a dramatic hostage takeover in the small, close-knit community of Cokeville, Wyoming. David Young and his wife, Doris, entered the town's elementary school, taking 154 people hostage and demanding more than 300 million dollars in ransom. When a bomb manufactured by Young accidentally exploded, first responders expected the worst, but in a twist that even bomb experts couldn't explain, only the hostage-takers died that day.

This book chronicles the story of the day when angels intervened to protect the victims and keep them safe. If you've seen the movie, don't miss this companion book that will inspire you with hope of help from above. Now a major motion picture. 

My review: After seeing this movie a month or so ago, I was excited to see this book and be able to read what some of the people who experienced this situation said about it. And I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed reading this book, there is quite a bit of information here, so I was left really understanding what happened that day. I especially enjoyed reading the appendix accounts of what the survivors actually said, both right after it happened and their recollections later. This really was a situation that if you have the right perspective, you can see the hand of angels and ultimately a loving Heavenly Father working to save the hostages and make sure that all are protected who should be. Don't miss this great book! 

About the AuthorsHartt and Judene Wixom were engaged 58 years ago while working on their college newspaper together. They have since written many books and articles in their lifetimes.

The parents of seven children and one foster child, Hartt and Judene now have twenty-nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and they both continue to write. Since retiring, they divide their time between Cokeville, Wyoming; and Ivins, Utah.

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