By Jeff Rasley. Midsummer Books, 2016. 216 pages. $12.95/paperback; $4.95/eBook.
What happens when heroes make mistakes or don’t live up to their outsized image? What makes a person a hero? Like many other terms that confer ultimate achievement, “hero” deserves a compassionate examination. Friend Jeff Rasley tells the story of a hero of his own and looks at how heroes appear in literature and history. Not everything can be “awesome” or “epic.” What happens when we give ordinary things the words we once reserved for the stuff of legends?