I really enjoyed Angel Eyes, by Shannon Dittemore, and was looking forward to see what was in store for Brielle, Jake, and the town of Stratus. Broken Wings was different than Angel Eyes but it moved the story along really well and we were able to get to know the characters better and meet someone new.
I'll go into more detail on what I thought about the book in another post, but there was something that stuck out to me spurred on by a thought from Pearla, a cherub. Near the end of the book, as things are coming to a head, there is a chapter from Pearla's point of view. She thinks -
"It's the greatest expression of love, she knows, to lay one's life down. But she wonders if humans know just how unique the ability is to do that. Death is not something an angel has to offer loved ones. How glorious it must be to have one's days numbered by the Father. How precious it makes each and every one."This one little quote has a couple of ideas that are pretty deep. The fact that we are mortal really is a gift, if we let it be. Jesus said there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for a friend. The fact that life is so precious makes that the most precious gift we can give.
We are constantly reminded of the fragility of life. That fragility is exactly what makes life so wonderful. But in our busyness it's so easy to forget how precious life is. It's easy to forget that our days are numbered and that each day is vitally important. Another gift from Our Father.
If we live each day as if it's our last and treat each life as precious as God sees it, the world will be a better place. Life is a gift, cherish it. Each day is a priceless, do something with it.
To find out more about the author, Shannon Dittemore, you can visit her website.
Day Two of the Broken Wings CSFF Blog Tour
Day Three of the Broken Wings CSFF Blog Tour
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Karielle @ Books à la Mode
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
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*In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour I received a free copy of this book