In this celebration of faith Gloria Jean Pinkney shares with readers an inspiring personal account of thirty-three miraculous events that she has experienced at different times in her life. Through these true narratives Ms. Pinkney hopes to guide her readers toward finding the Holy Spirit in their own lives by searching their very own "forest of remembrance." The way can be as simple as learning to listen and observe. A miracle can be very great, or it can be small, perhaps an incident that others would call luck or coincidence. But a prayerful oberver will see these moments revealed as gifts of the Spirit. How does one know if one has been touched by God? The answer is profoundly simple, says Ms. Pinkley - you must have love.
In a personal journey of remembrances, Gloria Jean Pinkney shows how she came to recognize the many miraculous events in her life. In her engaging voice, Ms. Pinkney narrates thirty-three short "tellings" and uses quotes from the Bible to frame each story. This heartfelt work offers an inspiring call for her readers to enter their own "Forest of Remembrance." As Clifton Taulbert writes in his wonderful foreword, "As we read, we will be challenged to become 'dear hearers' within our own daily lives. This book will help many to personalize and anticipate the joy of 'unselfish living.'"
A book to be shared with the whole family, this spiritual memoir is also a family project. Ms. Pinkney's husband, Jerry, and two of their sons, Brian and Myles, provide illustrations, with each artist using a different medium.
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