Thursday, April 05, 2012
Book Review - Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid
Published by Thomas Nelson, Brush of Angel's Wings is the second book in a series: Heaven on Earth. I have not read the first book but I sure am glad that I read this one.
I love good Christian fiction. We've all read the super preachy novels that just lay in our stomachs like a bad sermon. This is not one of those books. It has a whole lot more meat in it, however, than the normal, fluffy Amish stories that cover sales racks these days - that makes it a wholesome, thought-provoking tale that ignites the soul with Biblical truth. I'm not kidding.
In a nutshell: Rachel is Amish. Jordan, though raised by a former Amish mother, is not. Rachel struggles with the fact that her beloved brother drowned. She feels responsible and wants to be the son that her father lost. After his mother dies, Jordan stays with his Amish relatives to fulfill a promise he made to his mom. He thought he'd stay a while and then move on with his life. What he didn't count on was falling in love.
Ruth Reid has done a splendid job of weaving an interesting, yet soul-searching book. It's a book that I had trouble putting down. I couldn't wait to get to the end - and what a good ending it is! I like how she effortlessly weaves the angels' viewpoints within the story - both the good angel and the fallen one. The Bible says that we are fighting a spiritual war. That's more reality than fiction, people. The banter between Tangus and Nathaniel reminds me a little of that of C. S. Lewis' angels in The Screwtape Letters. Read Brush of Angel's Wings and see if you don't agree.
I give this book a hearty 5 stars :)
**I received a copy of Brush of Angel's Wings in exchange for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are my own.**