Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book Review: The Guardian Angel Diary


I have often wondered if people have guardian angels. Maybe a relative who has passed on who helps you follow the right path? Who is my guardian angel? Do they send me messages? Do I miss them? If I opened up my heart and mind more, would the message come through?

The Guardian Angel Diary, written by Grant Schnarr, is the story about Nicole and how her guardian angel helps her to face cancer, her fear of dying, family issues, and loss. Nicole begins writing a journal to express herself and communicate with her guardian angel. Through her conversations, she is able to draw strength, courage, perseverance, love, and understanding. She is able to make sense of what has happened in the past, what is happening presently, and what could potentially happen in the future.

I attempted to place myself in Nicole’s place throughout the story. I cannot imagine (a) losing my mother at a young age, (b) being a cancer patient at the age of 16, and (c) attempting to deal with it on my own because my father is drinking and still grieving my mother. Nicole is definitely an inspirational character. As I was reading this book, although fiction, made me think about the petty complaints I have had recently. These complaints are small and insignificant compared to what Nicole was facing.

I enjoyed reading the back and forth between Nicole and her guardian angel. I particularly liked the responses the guardian angel gave to Nicole’s questions. Some of her questions were ones that I myself have contemplated. This book has given me much to think about and has made me want to hug my kids a little longer. Definitely a lot tighter.

More about the Author:

Grant Schnarr is a pastor and life-coach in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania. He is also a teacher at Bryn Athyn College. He is the author of several books, including The Art of Spiritual Warfare, You Can Believe, Return to the Promised Land, Spiritual Recovery, and Way of Wisdom.

*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free copy of this book for the purposes of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
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