Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: Gabriel, The Training of an Angel

35955669 Gabriel, The Training of an Angel by Diane Rosier Miles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Looking back on his youth from a heaven unconstrained by time, the angel Gabriel writes his memoir to recount his early spiritual formation on Earth with the Hanson family. Sent in 2015 by the Trinity to the Philadelphia suburbs as a guardian for a grieving boy, Gabriel, himself, grows up through both tragic and lighthearted experiences with mortals before traveling back through the ages to announce Christ's birth. Appearing first as a babysitter named Debbie, Gabriel arrives on Earth to help with five-year-old Jon's birthday party. During the celebration, tragedy strikes. Gabriel wings straight back to heaven for guidance and returns to Earth as elderly, homeless Dave Kryzinsky to fulfill his mission-- an assignment that includes defeating the resident fallen spirit, Mourning.

What does Gabriel learn from family life?

*I received an ecopy from the author for review. This does not affect my review.*

I really enjoyed reading this! The details were so vivid, I could easily picture the characters and settings! I love the idea of the angels getting training here on Earth among the humans. The subject is something I never thought of before, but I love the way Diane Rosier Miles wrote this book, and how she wrote Gabriel as a newborn and handled it in in a respectful manner.