Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks
Pleasant Word (May 31, 2005)
This is only my second "Christmas" book to read this year although I've got about a dozen of them sitting here waiting to be cracked open. While this book isn't stories of or about Christmas for the most part it is all about angels (something we associate with Christmas because they were present that night). This isn't solely a book to read at Christmas and shouldn't be relegated to the holiday storage bin with the rest of the once a year trappings however. These are everyday stories of angels in both spiritual and human forms but in all cases fully palpable to those they engaged with their visitation whether they were in a physically tangible body or not every author I've read in this anthology indicates that the person or people the angel was there for in every instance had a sense of some presence even if there was nothing to be seen, heard or otherwise registered by one of the five senses. The stories range from accounts of protection, rescue and calming peace to a presence that guided a loved one on after death or brought the comfort of knowing their deceased loved one was safe in the eternal home that Christ told the disciples He was leaving to prepare for each one of us with His Father. Emotions in the stories range from fear, grief and uncertainty to laughter and love. Some even address the healing power of our heavenly Father's love exhibited through His messengers in our lives when earthly events or humans leave us craving something we cannot find anywhere but in our relationship with Him. I look forward to exploring more of these stories more deeply when I am in need of encouragement or a reminder of my Father's true nature. (ISBN#9781414104430, 240pp, $16.99)
This book happens to be on a tour this month so drop by the tour blog to see the tour schedule and other fun stuff about the book and tour including prizes you might have the opportunity to win. Use the bookcover link above to purchase a copy or to discover more info and relax and enjoy your holiday season instead of allowing it to become the stressful rushing around we tend to fall into with all the things going on around us.