Angela is a writer of fiction and non-fiction whose work has been published in print anthologies and online. Angela undertakes freelance writing in topics related to Christianity, health and education. Her first novel Coming Out of Egypt has recently been released and is now available on Amazon kindle.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite five books come from a variety of genres. At the top of the list is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, because it deals with romance in a time period where good manners, morality, good upbringing were highly valued. And of course the characterization is so rich we feel like we identify with the characters by the end of the book. Another of my favorites is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt This is a memoir in which McCourt deals with poverty in his childhood Ireland in the early 1900s. He handles the topic so skilfully I was able to laugh and cry at the same time. Then there's The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. What can I say? Ms. Morrison writes about topics most of us tend to shun - rape, incest, racism, self-loathing, and she does this in her own inimitable style. More recent titles that are among my favorites are Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese and the Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The former is an epic tale of twin boys born to an Indian nun and an English doctor. A gripping story of sibling rivalry and betrayal, it held me spellbound for hours. Life of Pi drew me in with its philosophical and humorous look at survival.
Marva and her sister June have been victims of sexual abuse from their childhood. As a result, Marva commits a horrible crime which has her running from the law and trying to forge a new life for herself and June. Will Marva one day be punished for her crime, or will she find the love and forgiveness she longs for?
Eyes on the Unseen Prize
on Sep. 20, 2016
Review of The Unseen Prize
As a Christian, have you ever wondered if you should make the effort to witness to people who appear to be unredeemable? Or, why do bad things happen to good people? Or, is heaven real? And do Satan and hell really exist?
The Unseen Prize by Stephanie Thomason answers these questions and more as you get a glimpse of hell and heaven through the eyes of the protagonist Piper McCoy. Piper is a young devout Christian woman, passionately in love with her boyfriend Nick Obrien, who has two major faults: he drinks too much and he waits three years before he finally proposes to Piper. To further challenge Piper’s faith, her family members and the people she and Nick hang with are all atheists. As the story evolves, Piper uses her faith in God and the unusual gift of discernment He has given her to help lead her friends to Christ.
Despite being devoted Christians , Nick and Piper have their share of difficulties, which threaten to shake the foundations of Piper’s faith. In the end, God gives her a “golden key,” a magnificent vision of heaven, which helps to solidify her faith and renew her commitment to continue to spread the message of the gospel.
I highly recommend The Unseen Prize to Christian as well as non-Christian readers. For Christian readers, your faith in the transforming power of Christ will be strengthened; for non-Christians, you will realize that no matter how far away you may think you are from God, you are never past His reach.