Faith and Air (Paperback)
The Miracle List
Light Messages Publishing, 9781611532258, 188pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
List Price: 14.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
A longtime journalist grounded in facts confronts stories that ask for faith. Throughout his thirty years on the air, television reporter Scott Mason has interviewed countless people who unexpectedly offered up miracle stories. Such as the legendary golf broadcaster who makes for a wonderful personality profile—and then says, “Oh, and by the way, I died and came back to life.” Or the sole survivor of a plane crash who describes his harrowing ordeal—and tells of a radiant vision he says he witnessed while catapulting through the fuselage. One after another the miracle stories kept coming, but Scott Mason suspected these stories would never find their way onto the air. So he made a miracle list and dug deeper into these intriguing accounts on his own. As he pursues the leads throughout this book, Scott shares a compelling narrative of fact and faith and his personal struggle to balance them both.
About the Author
Scott Mason is a broadcast journalist with 32 years of television experience. He has won dozens of awards for documentaries, writing, and feature reporting, including three National Edward R. Murrow awards and 20 regional Emmys. In both 2004 and 2005, theElectronic NewsAssociation of the Carolinas named Scott the North Carolina Television Reporter of the Year. Scott has worked as a reporter and bureau chief for network affiliates in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Winston-Salem,North Carolina; and Dayton, Ohio. In 1991, Scott joined the PBS affiliate inRichmond, Virginia, where he created, wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly news magazine. Virginia Currents won more than 100 awards for journalistic excellence during Scott's six-year tenure. The United States Information Agency distributed the program to embassies worldwide. Scott's success caught the attention of WRAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina. InApril, 1997, Scott became the station's Documentary Producer. He researched, wrote, and produced nine documentaries before adding his talents to the nightly news team as a reporter specializing in features. Today, Scott is known as the Tar Heel Traveler. His Monday-Thursday feature series on WRAL takes viewers along the back roads of North Carolina where he meets memorable characters, finds out-of-the-way places, and unearths fascinating historical footnotes. The series has become so popular it has led to Tar Heel Traveler half-hour specials, which Scott produces each quarter. Scott has also published two books about his television adventures: Tar Heel Traveler: Journeys acrossNorth Carolina (2010) and Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys across NorthCarolina (2014). Both are published by Rowman & Littlefield Press. Scott graduated in 1984 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington,Virginia, where he majored in Journalism and Communications. He earned his MFA degree in creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte in 2015. Scott lives in Raleigh with his wife Nina, daughters Lane and Genie, and son Scout.
Praise For Faith and Air: The Miracle List…
"When Scott Mason was a little boy someone must have told him to stop, look and listen. He took those orders to heart. For he sees and hears like few others. And that’s what makes him so darn good at telling stories."
–Harry Smith, NBC News Correspondent
"Scott is a gifted writer and his book of miracles is entertaining, insightful and will inspire every reader."
–The Honorable Jim Hunt, Former Governor, North Carolina
"Scott's book is very special! He is quite the wordsmith and stirs my memory of unexplained happenings and very close calls I've personally had in the outdoors... This is a must read."
"Faith and Air is like a frame that displays verbal photographs of what I love most about North Carolina—the people! Simple. Real. Down-to-earth. Unashamed of faith in God."
–Anne Graham Lotz, Author, Speaker
“I am encouraged spiritually by the strength of the stories in Faith and Air: The Miracle List.”
–U.S.Congressman Walter Jones, North Carolina
“For years I have loved the Tar Heel Traveler and the way Scott reveals the beautiful people and culture of the Old North State. These miracle stories will invite the curious, strengthen the faithful and bring a smile to every reader.” —Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry