A TREASURY OF MIRACLES FOR FRIENDS: True Stories of God's Presence Today

Karen Kingsbury, Author . Warner Faith $12.95 (176p) ISBN 0-446-53334-3

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)

Reviewed on: 03/22/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
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