Miraculous

A new book by Kevin Belmonte

For thousands of years, the hope of heaven has called to people through miracles. When we stop to consider their stories, God’s voice calls to us as well.

In our age of constant innovation, technological achievement, and the sad tendency to see ourselves as the captains of our fate, we may be tempted to make little time for miracles, or give little credence to them. But to live our lives without a sense of the miraculous is to live impoverished lives. Our word for miracle comes from the Latin word mirari, “to wonder.” And well might we wonder when we consider the nature of miracles and their purpose.

It is here that a grand conversation beckons. God has been our help in ages past. He is our hope for years to come. To learn of holy events and people—supremely, to look upon the Savior—is to see the power of God, and how He has always sought to draw us to Himself. He is our eternal home. Miracles point the way there.

Look at a night sky, studded with numberless constellations of stars. Each is a celestial shard of glory—bestowing glimpses of the eternal. Miracles in Scripture are like the stars. They, like the heavens, declare the glory of God.

In these pages are scenes and lives touched by eternity, settings of almighty declaration, moments marked by deliverance, by mercy, or visionary unfoldings of God’s divine intent.

Kevin Belmonte provides learned insight into the profoundly important history of miracles. Miraculous is a richly researched text of wondrous things that have taken place from ancient times to the present.

About the Author

Kevin Belmonte

An award-winning author and historian, Kevin Belmonte served for six years as the lead historical and script consultant for the major motion picture Amazing Grace. His biography of William Wilberforce has also been taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and he is the author of Defiant Joy, a critically acclaimed literary biography of G. K. Chesterton. On several occasions he has served as a script consultant for the BBC, and also for PBS. He resides in New England with his wife, Kelly, and their five-year-old son, Sam.

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Endorsements

“A wonderfully stimulating survey of miracles through the ages.”
—Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia and The Narnia Code, Chaplain of St. Peter’s College, Oxford



"A great read, and inspiring new book--quite a different book than I was expecting--beautiful!"
—Steve Bell, Juno Award winning singer/songwriter, creator of the album, "Keening for the Dawn."



"The miracles of God are many faceted in scope and breathtaking to behold. Kevin Belmonte enriches our joy in the Lord as he takes us through a selection of God's wonders in Scripture and history. The eyes of your soul will be riveted upon the kaleidoscopic glories of God as you ponder afresh what the Almighty has done and can do!"
—Dorington G. Little, Senior Pastor, First Congregational Church, Hamilton, MA



“Not since I read C.S. Lewis' work, "Miracles," have I seen such an emphatic, eloquent argument about the existence and impact of miracles...Kevin Belmonte is, without question, one of the finest authors of our day...Purchase this book and cherish it, as I do. You too will discover one of the finest displays of wisdom and devotion produced by our generation.”
—Dr. Crystal Hurd, writer and literary scholar

Other Work

A Year with G.K. Chesterton

Pull a comfy chair up to a warm hearth and enjoy 365 daily offerings of wit and wisdom from G. K. Chesterton.

A Year with G.K. Chesterton gives one the feeling of being welcomed to an inn where a fire blazes in the hearth and a hearty meal awaits. Chesterton bids readers enter. Scarcely anything worthy of comment seems to have escaped Chesterton’s notice, and his reflections on all manner of subjects—faith, literature, the visual arts, or philosophy—are as trenchant and moving as they are wise.

People walked to places in Chesterton’s day and took their time over things in ways that reveal what we have lost in our constant rush to get to who-knows-where with ever-increasing speed. Chesterton reminds us that it is well worth consulting a map of the cosmos before a swift departure from the station.

Those who read one passage a day from the collection that follows will be glad of the chance to keep company with so thoughtful a friend as Chesterton. The recurring themes of his writing are so many boon companions—travelers well met as we journey to the far country—the place where things we now see in twilight will become reality in the swift sunrise of God’s making.

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Endorsements

“A Year with G.K. Chesterton will be a treasure, both for those who are coming to his wit and wisdom as a fresh discovery, and for those who have known and loved his work for years. . . . Chesterton’s talent for paradox, and his ability to embody profound truth in simple images, makes him as compelling now as he was a hundred years ago. . . . He was a prophet in his own time and a prophet for ours, speaking out against insidious evils and kindling us all again to a common love of the common good.”

—The Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite, chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge University.

“This world of ours has some purpose; and if there is a purpose, there is a Person. I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story, there is a Storyteller.”

—G. K. Chesterton


A Year with G. K. Chesterton daily brings this truth to life. And we are heir to the winsome, arresting, utterly original outpouring of Chesterton’s reasons for hope. During his lifetime, a host of perspectives clamored for his attention, but he saw nothing as vital and alive as Christianity. Readers of this book will find their faith strengthened and enriched, even as they see the many reasons why George Bernard Shaw called Chesterton “a colossal genius.”

A true anthology, the best of Chesterton’s many works are presented in concise, memorable selections. From New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve, each page contains a passage of Scripture and myriad moments for reflection, appreciation, and laughter.

Share Your Miracle


Tell us about your personal miracle and how it helped you connect with God. Upon approval, your story will be listed here for others to be encouraged by! Email us at miraculous@thomasnelson.com to share your story. Upon review, your story will be listed here.