First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Backward Flying Angel” by Jim Sparr

The Backward Flying Angel, by Jim Sparr, is an easy reading, introspective journey through five generations of a contemporary Western family.

Denver, CO, USA — Jim Sparr’s The Backward Flying Angel gives the reader examples that demonstrate how experiences, family, institutions of education and religion shape our view of life. And how sometimes it all seems to come together and make sense in one beautiful moment.

I was so fixated on beauty, I couldn’t see the truth. I should’ve known that it takes an open mind and a pure heart to get closer to the truth.

Join the author as he intertwines five living generations, their different approaches to parenting while reflecting on himself as a grandparent, parent and child as his family travels to and on vacation in Colorado. Sparr deals with subjects such as communicating, discipline, comedy and tragedy, patience, temper, bad language, love and bonding. Finally, great-grandson Carter tells his part of the backward flying angel story from his fifth generation perspective.

Author Jim Sparr holds a B.A. in education, English major, Masters of Urban Affairs (MUA) from Wichita State University. He was Fire Chief for Wichita, Kansas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jim also owned and operated a consulting company specializing in fire, police, EMS, and emergency management. (

Keywords – Communication, Discipline, Comedy, Tragedy, Patience, Temper, Bad Language, Love, Bonding

The ebook version of The Backward Flying Angel ISBN 9781506902135, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 104 page print book version, ISBN 9781506902128 and hardcopy ISBN 9781506902111, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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