cover image A Treasury of Miracles for Teens: True Stories of God's Presence Today

A Treasury of Miracles for Teens: True Stories of God's Presence Today

Karen Kingsbury. Faithwords, $12.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-446-52962-4

Guardian angels do exist and God still performs miracles, according to Christian novelist Kingsbury (One Tuesday Morning; A Time to Dance; etc.). In this simple yet engaging compilation, she retells some of the incredible stories she's heard from teenagers over the years--from accounts of God saving a young soldier from certain death in Kuwait, to Him bringing home a lost kitten. The tales tell of moments when teens encountered kind, mysterious people who helped them through an ordeal, only to disappear without a trace moments later; or heard unidentified voices that led them to safety; or experienced life-saving""coincidences"" after uttering urgent prayers. There's nothing but the word of the teens and, at times, their friends and family to back these stories up, but all share the common theme of hope. In each, a person in trouble cries out to God for help, and miraculously, God answers; the teens are left with a stronger belief than ever that there is indeed an almighty God watching over them and loving them. Miracles may seem out-of-date these days, but one teen said after being helped by what he called an angel,""God is still God, and his ways aren't so different now than they were back in Bible times."" Christian parents and teens will find this an inspirational, if occasionally sentimental, volume.