OverviewArtie Boyle was a run-of-the-mill American hockey dad. Then terminal cancer happened. The best doctors despaired. And Artie dared to look for a miracle. Artie had never put much stock in mysticism or miracles. But when his best friends bought tickets to fly with him to Croatia to the controversial shrine at Medjugorje where healings were known to happen, he dared it all. They found themselves in powerful ways sharing spiritually, even praying together, something they would have found very odd before. And when they came home Artie was healed—completely. The cancer was gone. The doctors at Mass General Hospital were astounded yet could offer no explanation. Six Months to Live relates not only Artie’s miraculous healing but his spiritual transformation and the hope and inspiration he offers to thousands who hear his story.
Reviews"This series will be about some remarkable and inexplicable events that we call miracles. We begin with the story of a Boston man who made a pilgrimage to a sacred site in search of his own miracle. It has been said that the miracle is not to fly in the air or walk on the water but to walk on earth, a lesson that a few like Arthur Boyle feel fortunate to have learned." —Charlie Gibson, Good Morning America
"To most folks, it was Tiger Woods who made 2000 the year of the miracle in the golf world. I beg to differ. I know a low-handicap, tournament golfer named Artie Boyle, who is part of something that seems bigger than any of Woods' major victories and link heroics. Deep in Boyle's heart and soul, he knows he is the beneficiary of an actual miracle." —Boston Herald
"After learning he had advanced lung and kidney cancer, Artie Boyle traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to the pilgrimage site Medjugorje with [Rob] Griffin and his brother-in-law, Kevin Gill. [...] A little more than a week later, Artie Boyle showed up at Massachusetts General Hospital for a meeting with his doctors before a scheduled operation. Judy Boyle requested one last scan—and it showed no evidence of cancer." —Peter May, New York Times
"In a day and age when mankind relies heavily on technology to provide for his needs, Artie Boyle had no choice but to rely on his faith. Stricken with terminal cancer and out of medical options, this father of thirteen traveled to a distant land to ask for a miracle. [...] Artie's remarkable and miraculous journey will warm your heart and rekindle your faith." —Jack Sacco, award-winning author, Where the Birds Never Sing and Above the Treetops
"Six Months to Live follows three regular guys on a desperate life-saving journey. Filled with remarkable discoveries, it's an unforgettable story of friendship, hope and unshakable faith. Get ready to believe in miracles." —Mary Lou Quinlan, author, New York Times bestseller, The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go
"With the severity and progression of Artie's disease, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, it is difficult for medical science to explain why he is alive today. But, every time I see him, I am sure there is a God. This story proves there is always hope. I am a believer." —Francis James McGovern, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
"Artie has captured his powerful story of healing and conversion in this wonderful book. If you've ever wondered about the power of faith, his testimony will take your breath away. It proves that nothing is impossible with God." —Ray Flynn, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican and former Mayor of Boston
"The minute I started reading Six Months to Live, I got total body chills, and they kept coming—a sure sign that this book is full of the truth about healing and miracles. May this true story bless your life." —Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
Author BiographyArthur P. Boyle has traveled the world speaking to thousands of people in North and South America and Europe since his miraculous healing from cancer in Medjugorje in 2000. He and his wife Judy have 13 children, including professional hockey player Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. Eileen McAvoy Boylen is a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She also runs a successful communications consulting business writing web copy, marketing materials and e-newsletters for companies in the Boston Area. She lives in Hull, Massachusetts.