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This is by Leone's son Peter, as she is now 90 and does not write much any more, though there is still that twinkle in her eye, and that love for people and all nature, and the desire to share that love.
As I wrote in the preface to the print edition in 2008:
"My mother believes in Divine magic. She believes it is all around us. When we are young we believe in it naturally, and see it everywhere. Then we ‘grow up’, life gets so busy and serious, and we can forget to even look. So, every now and then God reminds us – very often through nature. For example, when a bird alights on a bare branch after rain and dislodges a split-second shower of raindrops that flash in the sun like diamonds.
My mother, a life-long learner from the ‘Book of nature written in God’s handwriting,’ keeps a keen eye and heart open for these ‘Diamond Moments’, and records them lovingly in words and drawings. We have collected some of her drawings from the thousands of bookmarks and cards she has sent out to family, friends and missionaries around the world, and put them with some of the stories she has to tell.
We hope you enjoy them all - and that they will inspire you to send in some of your own Diamond Moments to the website for this book [links are in the present ebook] where you will meet others who testify to the Divine magic all around us.
Eutopia Press 21/5/08
Now it is 2012, and many have read the original print edition and been comforted entertained and even blessed. One elderly lady I knew was not a believer but still kept this book at her bedside, and found comfort in it. So now my mother is ninety, she still lives at home with Evan after sixty-nine years of marriage. We children appreciate and love them very much. As do the grandchildren - and great grandchildren!
The Bookmark mission continued for many years after Leone retired from it, and now the pick of all those bookmarks will be put up on the website of diamond moments, for all to download and be inspired by.
on July 30, 2012 :
This book is written by a woman who obviously enjoys God and walks in obedience to him. Gods word as shared by the author brings life and hope. The way God reveals himself to her and through her is miraculous and creates in me a desire to walk in a closer relationship with God. So easy to read and enriching.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)