Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention - Biography/Memoir
As a high school basketball hero in a small Kentucky town, Ron Adams seemed to be on track to a promising career in the NBA. Then, at the age of 19, his dreams vanished when a coal mining accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Determined to escape a life of poverty and abuse, Ron struggled through college and beyond, eventually becoming a successful lawyer, despite physical and other personal challenges which would seem insurmountable.
In Coal Mine to Courtroom, Ron shares his remarkable story of survival and his journey of faith, driven by a desperate search for a miracle. Along the way, he encountered Hollywood psychics, TV preachers, heartless professors, a dishonest lawyer, tough judges, and a few good friends.
Coal Mine to Courtroom is painfully honest, often revealing uncomfortable details, but always with humor and sensitivity. It is an uplifting, compelling story about relationships, loss, love, survival, and salvation. This book will entertain and inspire readers from all walks of life, regardless of their personal beliefs.