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In this inspiring memoir of religion and perseverance, Bob Massie recounts how a early life disease laid the root for a lifestyles jam-packed with compassion and activism.

Bob Massie used to be born with classical hemophilia, a painful ailment that triggered repeated bleeding in his joints and slowly robbed him of the power to stroll. even though certain to leg braces and wheelchairs as a baby, his interest and exuberance pulled him relentlessly outward towards wisdom and other people. progressively he fought again and at last succeeded not just in strolling back yet in touring broadly via a lifetime of ardour and dedication. He graduated in background from Princeton, the place he prepared the outlet up of the university's particular membership approach, and later was once ordained as an Episcopal minister. After numerous years instructing young children and dealing with the homeless in ny urban, he moved to the demanding halls of Harvard enterprise university, the place he earned a doctorate whereas tending to a faithful yet suffering congregation within the working-class urban of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Though the clinical hazards increased—he had bought the HIV and hepatitis via transfusions for hemophilia—he persevered to press for justice. He wrote a prizewinning ebook on South African apartheid, led one in all America's so much leading edge environmental teams, ran for lieutenant governor in Massachusetts, and created  the world's prime ordinary for company sustainability. Then, in 2002, an analogous 12 months Massie was once named one of many a hundred so much influential humans within the box of finance by way of CFO journal, he bought extra devastating well-being information. The hepatitis was once inflicting his liver to fail, and Massie used to be introduced on the subject of loss of life in 2009.

After surviving those amazing demanding situations, Bob Massie is now able to percentage his tale. notwithstanding his trip has no longer been effortless, he writes approximately it with large grace and candor. In an period rife with disillusionment, A track within the Night will motivate each person who reads it.

"A buddy and a visionary chief, Bob Massie has mixed foresight, ardour, and ability to create lasting swap within the US and round the world. In A music within the Night, Bob stocks deeply own tales that support describe how he overcame nice demanding situations to forge such powerful commitments for his paintings and kin. Bob has lived a massive lifestyles, and we're so lucky that he has shared it with us during this excellent new book." —Al Gore

"I recognize and deeply appreciate Bob Massie’s braveness, his compassion, and his eloquence. he's a great man. His life's paintings has occupied with social justice, public carrier, and religion, and that i be aware of he'll proceed to paintings tirelessly to make this a extra simply world." —Elizabeth Warren

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