Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Wings by Donna Stanley ~ Glass Roads Blog tour with review

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Creation House (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621363368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621363361

This book is also available as an e-book.

May 7, 2013

Why is it that when we pray for the supernatural, we are surprised when it shows up?

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Stanton knows the Bible says guardian angels exist, but assumes they only show up when people are dying or need to be saved from some kind of sudden disaster…until her own guardian angel appears to her in the form of a handsome blonde-haired, blue-eyed guy her own age. As Olivia gets to know Mike, she begins to see angels—both good and evil—on a regular basis, and quickly learns how many misconceptions she had about the spiritual realm.
Will Mike be able to prepare Olivia for the daunting spiritual battle about to overtake her small town before it destroys her and everyone she cares about?

My take on this book:
While sitting in church listening to the preacher talk about entertaining angels unaware seventeen year old Olivia Stanton says a little prayer to God asking him to somehow let her know if she perhaps had a guardian angel. After all high school isn't always easy and a girl can use all the help she can get. When she notices a handsome young man driving a red Camaro seems to be watching her, she worries that he might be a stalker. Instead when he helps her out after she runs out of gas, she gets the feeling she has known him forever, and it wont be long until she realizes just how true that is. Mike has always been with Olivia, because he is her guardian angel, but he had never been able to show himself to her, but when she prays to God to show her that she has a guardian angel it changes the rules and he is now going to be able to appear to her in human form. When Mike shows himself to Olivia, he also explains why he is there, a spiritual battle is taking place, and not only can she see angels but demons as well, but more than that she can see how the demons can influence people. She also is shown what can defeat those dark forces, and that's prayer. Is she strong enough to handle what's going on, and are her prayers enough to save those around her?

A story geared toward teens that is perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed reading about spiritual warfare and the effects of good versus evil. I actually have been doing an in depth study concerning spiritual warfare and found that this book holds very close spiritually with what I have been learning. Ms. Stanley does an excellent job of hooking us with the storyline, and in doing that she reveals several Biblical truths in the pages of this fiction story. The positive message of prayer was spot on, and I thought she did a great job of showing how prayer is the greatest weapon to battle darkness. A very well written story that will open our spiritual eyes if we let it. I can only hope that Ms. Stanley continues writing these type of stories, because I feel like teens are going to be drawn to them and perhaps be drawn closer to God in the process! On a scale of one to five I would give this book a ten because it's just that good!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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