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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: New Wings by Donna Stanley

This is a wonderful fictional portrayal of guardian angels!
by Donna Stanley

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Creation House (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621363368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621363361
Genre: Inspirational Fiction, Angels
My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: 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?

Olivia is a high school senior struggling with all the usual challenges of her age: self confidence, boys, college plans, etc.  Olivia has always been curious about angels.  But when she begins to see creepy things in the shadows she is thrilled to learn that not only does she have a guardian angel but she can see and talk to him!

Mike first appears to Olivia as a young man at school. She is interested but cautious and concerned if he is stalking her. When she learns who he is she is pleased to be able to have such a friend and protector. Olivia can see more than her own guardian angel. She sees demons, warrior angels and the angels protecting her friends too. She learns that she has certain spiritual gifts if she is willing to accept them and allow God to use them as He directs. She learns that there is power, and protection, through prayer and apparently she has a special role to play in helping her friends and community.

Olivia soon is gathering her best friends, Erin and Christina, around her as support. Meanwhile her mother thinks she is having mental difficulties like her Aunt. But Olivia knows it is real and isn’t sure how to show her mother. Mike assures Olivia that something will bring her mother around as Olivia is too important to the spiritual battle in the community to have doubts obstruct her.

I was very delighted with this book. I love reading about angelic warfare as it boosts my prayer efforts. The author weaves wonderful Biblical lessons into an interesting story with engaging and likeable characters. It really warmed my heart and excited me to watch the teens begin to see God and angels as real forces in their lives.This is an easy read and I recommend it for Christians especially to share with teens they know!

I received this book through Glass Road PR Tour for an honest review.

[PLEASE NOTE:  I give my apologies to the author and Glass Road for my original posting being incomplete. My internet went out Tuesday night and I had work and travel that took my time until Thursday evening.]

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  1. I love Shelley Adina books they are interesting I have not read all and would like to. Ske makes things come alive in her wriings

  2. The book Immortal Faith is just right up my alley I love all kinds of books but supernatural is one of my favorite kind to review. I like the way she right bring thing to believable happenings

  3. The author attended Philadelphia BIble College which I know! Crazy!

  4. She was a youth leader for ten years and a pastor’s wife for sixteen years.

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  5. She studied demonology

  6. Thanks for sharing this review with us! This sounds like a story that I would read, so I have added it my list to get.
    I found it interesting that she studied angelology, demonology, and the anthropology of religion.

  7. I like the quote and the video on the supernatural


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