Monday, December 12, 2011
Angel in My Room
This was more of a short story than a book. It was a quick read about one woman's experience after losing a baby. Her story is compelling and moving, but I would not say it was well written.
Lillie's faith deepens as she overcomes the loss of her baby. Her life is transformed and her belief in God is strengthened. So much is summarized in this story that I am left to wonder, How did that happen? Lillie learns to accept God's forgiveness, but how? She discovers that she needs to meditate on God's Word, but how? Lillie moves on with her life, but again, how? Too much is left unsaid.
Another thing that bothered me about the book was the mention of the angel in her room. This is the title of the book, but it is only mentioned in a small part of her book. She writes that her baby in the form of an angel appeared to her in her hospital room. There is no mention of the possible side-effects to the heavy dose of painkillers she was on or the unbiblical description of a baby with wings. Angels are described as heavenly beings, not as babies with wings. That cherubic depiction is man made. This makes me question the authenticity of the angel Lillie saw.
This is a simple story about one woman's experience. I would recommend Heaven is for Real for a better depiction of angels and heaven.
Thomas Nelson has provided me a free copy of this WestBow publication in exchange for this review which I freely give.