Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Angel Sister" by Ann H. Gabhart

Oftentimes, people pass by the story of Moses. We know he was left in a basket and sent down a river only to be found by Egyptians who took care of him. But how did he feel, and how was he impacted? While this book is not about Moses, it has similar themes of abandonment and redemption. A small girl is left in front of a church. She is all alone and wants someone to rescue her--an angel specifically. She is taken into a home and learns what it's like to have a real family. Dramatic family tension is clear in the pages. Even though the little girls gets a family, she does not get a perfect family. Also, with the simplicity of the twentieth century, readers will have a paradigm shift. The plot is engaging, but the evoked emotions are what will really get to you. Sympathy will defy logic and turn to empathy as readers put themselves in the place of that little girl. The most important thing to take away from this book is that whenever we accept someone--regardless of their age--not only will we seem like good angels, but we shall reflect Christ. This is a more between-the-lines message but still a good one at that.

"Then he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest'” (Luke 9:48).

Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Ann H. Gabhart said...

Hi, Teresa. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book, Angel Sister. You had a new and interesting take on your review that I enjoyed reading. I also very much enjoyed the slide show of flowers. Beautiful!