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Title:
A treasury of miracles for friends : true stories of God's presence today
Author:
Kingsbury, Karen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Faith, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
viii, 162 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446533348
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Book

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Summary

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A heartwarming collection that reminds readers that God is present in every friendship.


Author Notes

Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax, Virginia on June 8, 1963. She received a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Northridge in 1986. After graduation, she became a full-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her first book, Missy's Murder, was published in 1992. She wrote three more true crime novels and four collections of answered prayers and miracle stories before transitioning to inspirational fiction in 1998. Her first inspirational fiction novel was Where Yesterday Lives. Popular series she has penned include the Redemption, Firstborn, Sunrise, and Angels Walking series, and she has also written the nonfiction Miracle Books collection, gift books, and children's books.

She has won several Retailer's Choice Awards, plus 2005 and 2007 Gold Medallions for Oceans Apart and Ever After, respectively. Her other books include Longing, Coming Home - The Baxter Family: A Story of Undying Hope, Fiteen Minutes, The Family of Jesus, The Friends of Jesus, In This Moment, and To The Moon and Back.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Devotees of Kingsbury's inspirational novels will enjoy this emotional collection of "true stories" about the miracle of friendship. (Kingsbury says that although each story is inspired by a true, miraculous event, the details are fictionalized.) Many of the vignettes explore identical themes to those addressed in her novels, all calculated to tug at the heartstrings: broken homes, struggling single parents, near-fatal illnesses, traumatic injuries, children with special needs, etc. As usual, God gives the characters inspiration in italicized text, and at least one angel-in-disguise puts in a mysterious appearance. Even the most cynical of readers will want a clean hanky nearby to stanch the inevitable tears. (May 11) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.