[[ download Best ]] A Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness: The Dan Synder and Dany Heatley StoryAuthor John Manasso – Bilb-weil.de

Touching On Family, Forgiveness, Sport, And Making Peace With Tragedy, This Narrative Captures The Lives Of Two Unlikely Friends From Very Different Backgrounds Dan Snyder Was Not A Sure Thing In Professional Hockey, But Defied Expectations By Playing For Both The Minor League S Chicago Wolves And The NHL S Atlanta Thrashers Dany Heatley, On The Other Hand, Had Been Tapped For Success From The Start As A College Star And High Draft Pick In September Of , However, Their Lives Were Tragically Altered When The Then Year Old Heatley Lost Control Of His Speeding Ferrari And Snyder, Who Was Thrown From The Vehicle, Died In A Hospital Six Days Later The Loss Of Their Teammate, Friend, And Son Sent Those Who Knew Snyder Looking For Redemption Or, In Some Cases, Revenge As The Legal Story Unfolds, So Too Does A Story Of Forgiveness, Rooted In The Canadian Mennonite Tradition From Which Snyder Hailed Updated To Include An Afterword By The Snyder Family, This Story Shows How The Afflicted Family, Taking An Approach To Their Loss Dictated By Their Faith, Chose To Make Peace With Both Heatley And His Parents


8 thoughts on “A Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness: The Dan Synder and Dany Heatley Story

  1. Max Max says:

    Initially I bought this book as a fan of the game with the hope to learn about the real world of hockey and everyone involved Having recently finished reading it, I can say that it has given me so much .To learn about Snyder s hard work ethic and determination to make his childhood dream come true was not only inspirational but it really opened my eyes His story is a story that needs to be heard as he seems to have been the kind of person that this world needs to be filled with many times over His attitude to the sport and to the people he encountered along the way has influenced those teammates, coaches, neighbours, friends and family members of his into continuing his legacy They are all trying to live their lives as they know Dan would have wanted them to despite having to live with such a huge loss.I have already recommended this book to several people, some of whom are not even hockey fans but the message of forgiveness on the part of his family and motivation on the part of Dan himself is a lesson worth learning It has certainly made me think about how I can benefit others and pass on the message in the future as purely by reading it you feel that you have learned one of lifes great lessons.I shall leave you with one quote which has stuck with me Luck is when preparation and opportunity come together Dan SnyderThat sums up the kind of person you will read about in this tragically inspiring read.


  2. R. H. Griffiths R. H. Griffiths says:

    Can t agree with the previous reviewer s synopsis, which was a major reason I bought the book, together with my love of all things ice hockey Brilliantly written with the co operation of the Snyder family, you will certainly have a lump in your throat on than one occasion A compelling read very sad, but also uplifting due to the positivity of the Snyder family a true example for all of us.In many ways this book is a story of several journeys for several people, and after reading, I definately feel as though I ve been on a journey of my own it definately makes you think about things


  3. Mikey Mikey says:

    Tragedy occurred on the night of Monday 29th September 2003 to two NHL hockey players Canadian All Star Dany Heatley was driving home his Atlanta Thrashers team mate fellow Canadian Dan Snyder when Heatley s Ferrari tore apart and landed both occupants in hospital Snyder, 25 died shortly after as a result of the accident This excellent book follows the early years of Snyder s battle to hit the NHL big time and his short lived Atlanta career An enormously popular guy suddenly taken away, his good friend Heatley coming to terms with responsibilty for his actions.This remarkable story shows how the Snyder family were quickly able to forgive Heatley and testify their wishes that a custodial sentence was not what they would want for Heatley They wanted him to pursue his NHL career and not end up being deported from the US The book gives a generous account of Snyder s early hockey days, his huge popularity with practically everyone he met and the shock of the accident We also find out how the Snyders, the Thrashers and Heatley coped with the tragedy, the goodwill messages and gestures from hockey fans all over North America, the indictment and the final judge s decision the punishment Heatley must face.You may shed a tear or two through this Well worth a read The Snyder family are a fantastic example for many to follow.


  4. Mikey Mikey says:

    Tragedy occurred on the night of Monday 29th September 2003 to two NHL hockey players Canadian All Star Dany Heatley was driving home his Atlanta Thrashers team mate fellow Canadian Dan Snyder when Heatley s Ferrari tore apart and landed both occupants in hospital Snyder, 25 died shortly after as a result of the accident This excellent book follows the early years of Snyder s battle to hit the NHL big time and his short lived Atlanta career An enormously popular guy suddenly taken away, his good friend Heatley coming to terms with responsibilty for his actions.This remarkable story shows how the Snyder family were quickly able to forgive Heatley and testify their wishes that a custodial sentence was not what they would want for Heatley They wanted him to pursue his NHL career and not end up being deported from the US The book gives a generous account of Snyder s early hockey days, his huge popularity with practically everyone he met and the shock of the accident We also find out how the Snyders, the Thrashers and Heatley coped with the tragedy, the goodwill messages and gestures from hockey fans all over North America, the indictment and the final judge s decision the punishment Heatley must face.You may shed a tear or two through this Well worth a read The Snyder family are a fantastic example for many to follow.


  5. Victor Ignatiev Victor Ignatiev says:

    A really good book about the loss of a goo hockey player to a tragic car accident The book is about the death of Dan Snyder in a car accident driven by his friend Danny Heatly The book talks about the struggles that Heatly faces from on the ice to the court room Talks about forgiveness from the family and friends A good book for the hockey fan in all of us


  6. Kelli Kelli says:

    An amazing story of how a tragedy involving two friends brought out the best in a family who suffered the ultimate loss This in depth book by John Manasso is not just for hockey fans.What really is striking and heartwarming about this book is the openness of Dan Snyder s family as they struggled through their grief The closeness of this amazing family and their beliefs allow them to try to pull whatever positive they can from their nightmare as well as forgive, support, and befriend Dany Heatley As a reader, you are left drawing strength and inspiration from the Snyders.This is the second time that I have bought this book First, when it was originally published, and now with the afterward by the Snyder family And, I can t count the number of times that I have read it, or at least portions of it.sometimes, you just need a little reminder that humanity still exists Just have your tissues ready.


  7. Luke Luke says:

    Awesome job, telling the Heatley, Snyder stories Good dudes, bad circumstances.


  8. Lindsey Kataskas Lindsey Kataskas says:

    The book arrived in an extremely timely fashion and in perfect condition The overall speed was fantastic