COUNTING CANDLES was released JUNE 2014!

--James Smith is struggling. His fortieth birthday is looming on the horizon giving him a reason to evaluate his life. Just like his name, James feels his ordinary life is mundane and mediocre. He has no awards, no great accomplishments and nothing to show for the his past. What James doesn't realize is that his ordinary acts of kindness are answers to prayers and have life changing impact on those around him. Sometimes being extraordinary only requires you being yourself. 

Read recent reviews for COUNTING CANDLES:

"...Anyone that reads my blog knows that I read A LOT of books! I read books that entertain me, books that enrich me and then there are books that are life-changing. Counting Candles is life changing..."
--Why Not? Because I said so...

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What I love about this book is the overall message that the little things do matter.  Kindness matters.  You just never know when a small gesture of kindness will change the world for someone else.  Every person has the opportunity for greatness through integrity and kindness...

It was a good reminder that even I, in my ordinary and maybe even mediocre life can bring about good by small and simple things.  Every choice matters..."
--Getting Your Read On

"...This book really made me think about how I treat others and ways that I can be more thoughtful as I go about living my own ordinary life. And also to let others know the positive impact they have had on my life. This book is life changing and is high on my list for best books I've read so far..."

--Mel's Shelves


"...a well told story. I loved the different characters and wanted to know more about them. I even shed tears with them and laughter. I want to be like James Smith who was such a good example to everyone around him. He truly made a difference. So many people have helped me in my daily life and I don't always take the time to say thanks you..."
--Readalot


"...THIS IS A BOOK TO BE READ AND THEN TALKED ABOUT!
A TERRIFIC READ!
I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!"
--I Love to Read and Review Books

"...Counting Candles points out that each person has opportunities to make others feel better about themselves, to give encouragement, and do small acts of charity that can change lives for the better..."
--Meridian Magazine

"...By book's end, my heart was full..."
--Books that Tug the Heart





Dustin W. Bradshaw

COUNTING CANDLES