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Kiss of God (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Wisdom of a Silent Child

Contributions by Troylyn Ball / Foreword by Habib Sadeghi / Introduction by Chris Martin
Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The awesome and inspiring bestseller, now in a revised 20th anniversary edition. Marshall Ball brings love to all through the words he wrote as a silent child, and as an adult teacher. 

The public first noticed Marshall Ball, a handicapped, nonverbal, child prodigy writer and thinker, in 1999 when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His mesmerizing thoughts and words touched millions and have continued to inspire many, including Chris Martin of Coldplay. This 20th anniversary revised edition of Kiss of God is sure to enchant and inspire readers. It features more than a dozen new thoughts and poems Marshall has written since it was first published and includes an introduction by Chris Martin. This is a book you will want to keep and share.


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Raves and Reviews

“Marshall views himself as a teacher. In Kiss of God, he will teach you life’s most important lesson: love. This is one ‘textbook’ that will surely leave you inspired and uplifted.”

– Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul series

“ . . . if there is one thing that I have learned from Marshall, it is that economy of words is as, or even more powerful, than their abundance. I don’t have his gift for succinct jewels of wisdom; I've barely even gotten going and I’m already on word eighty. By eighty Marshall will have changed someone’s view of the world! Kiss of God . . . changed my life and I’m sure it will change yours too. He is responsible for the turn around in our attitude about life.”


– Chris Martin, lead singer Coldplay

“Marshall reminds me of that verse from scripture which says, 'The love of God constrains us.' To constrain means to push in on all sides in order to propel something forward. God pushed Marshall and me in on all sides but, oh, the gifts which have been advanced forward!”

– Joni Eareckson Tada, JAF Ministries

“Some call him a boy genius.  Others call him a prophet. One thing is certain about poet Marshall Ball: Anyone who has ever used the phrase ‘simple but profound’ doesn’t know the meaning of that phrase until he or she reads Marshall’s Kiss of God.”

– Ron Jaeger, editor Northwoods Journal

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