Encourage your children to learn about being touched by God with this book of various encounters that kids have had with angels. Featuring 30 true stories of encounters children have had with angels protecting, or guarding them, from danger, illness, etc. Sure to stir your soul and help you to realize the miraculous touch that God has in all of our lives.
Children are known to have wild imaginzations, which explains why their stuffed animals talk and invisible friends get invited to tea parties. So it's no wonder than when a child reports a personal encounter with an angel, adults tend to dismiss it with a wry smile and say, "That's nice, sweetie. Why don't you go outside and play?"
But Joan Wester Anderson says "not so fast." If Jesus himself taught that the kingdom of heaven belongs to children, there's no reason in the world not to believe that God can reveal his love to little ones through angels. In An Angel to Watch Over Me (originally published by Random House in 1994, with sales of 150,000 copies), Anderson shares more than 30 stories of children's experiences with celestial beings--from a boy whose angels helps him conquer his fear of thunderstorms to a girl who is miraculously rescued from her burning home.
From angels who combat evil and darkness to angels who bring news of comfort and joy, each of these accounts is grounded in traditional Christian belief, eschewing any New Age interpretation of the events. For all who are open to the possibility that even children can have authentic spiritual lives--and that attaining a certain age is not a prerequisite for God to touch our lives in the form of heavenly helpers--this book is sure to stir the soul and fan the faith.
Joan Wester Anderson is the author of the New York Times best seller Where Angels Walk and has written a total of eight books on angels and miracles sice 1992. Known as the "Angel Lady," she is a frequent guest on readio and television talk shows. Anderson and her husband live in Prospect Heights, Illinois.
"If you have children at home, these stories will be a wondrous way to teach them about the providence of God."
--The Good News, Diocese of Kalamazoo
"Adults will easily get in touch with their 'child within' as they read through the stories of love and protections."
-- Shellie Braeuner, New Catholic Books & Media