"Saving Grace" is the surprising true story of a box turtle who was rescued outside a preschool in St. Louis, Missouri. Battered, sick, and missing a leg, the turtle might easily have been given up for dead. However, it was discovered and adopted by the dauntlessly hopeful children of the preschool, who brought it to a nearby veterinarian. Grace, so named by her young guardians, became an overnight celebrity, appearing on local news, CNN, and Oprah, when she was returned to the children in good health and bearing a novel prosthesis. It is a story of hope, of the relentless compassion of children, and of the unexpected wisdom that comes from learning to live with a disability.
J. Augustine Wetta is a monk of St. Louis Abbey and the best-selling author of "Humility Rules: St. Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem."