Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: An Unseen Angel by Alissa Parker

I ended up much busier than I thought I would be when I signed up to participate in this blog tour, so I asked a friend of mine to guest post and review this book.

Book Description:

When Alissa Parker lost her daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, she started a life-changing journey to answer soul-searching questions about faith, hope, and healing. As she sought for the peace and comfort that could help mend her broken heart, she learned, step by step, how to open her heart to God's Grace and will.

One step brought her face to face with the shooter's father, where in a pivotal and poignant meeting, she was given an opportunity to forgive. Another step brought her into the sheltering compassion of her community as family, friends, and even strangers reached out to buoy her up with their shared faith. And several miraculous manifestations of Emilie's continued presence and influence lifted her heart and will validate the faith of every Christian.

The story of Alissa and Emilie reminds us that the bonds of love continue beyond this life and that despite tragedy and heartache, we can find strength in our family and our faith.

Tina's Review:

An Unseen Angel by Alissa Parker delves into the Sandy Hook shooting in which she lost her daughter. She addresses the tragedy head on but in a sensitive way in which the reader sees the hope and light in her experiences with others, and how her daughter made an impact in others’ lives before and after the tragedy. The reader is left feeling positive and hopeful despite the horrific experience that occurred.  It was written to draw attention to the good while still acknowledging the ugliness of what occurred on that day. This book reverently looks at the sorrow of losing a loved one and slowly leads the reader out of that grief into the knowledge that God is intimately aware of us and our needs.  

An Unseen Angel

by Alissa Parker

is available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook.