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Review | Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Journey

Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Journey

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While visiting the Holy Land, Amanda answers the prayers of a stranger… and begins an amazing Christmas journey.

Amanda Vance is ambivalent about her husband’s idea for a big family holiday up north. Last year she planned a special Christmas in their own home, carefully preparing a nursery and the keepsake ornaments for their newborn. Now that room stands as empty as her heart.

Then a neighbor’s mishap turns into a last-minute chance for Amanda to take a much-needed vacation to tour the Holy Land.

An extraordinary turn of events allows Amanda to help answer a young mother’s plea for healing. Then, filled with a sense of awe, Amanda visits the place of Jesus’ birth. There she discovers anew the miracle of the Christ child—God incarnate as a tiny, vulnerable baby.

Her return to Florida marks a momentous shift in her soul and in her marriage as she begins to realize that her journey didn’t end in the Holy Land. And that God doesn’t just answer prayers of strangers . . . but also those of her own heart.

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Hott Review:

Pain. Hurt. Healing.

I wasn’t prepared for the emotional response I had to Prayers of a Stranger. After a difficult year the characters we share our time with in Prayers of a Stranger pull you right into their hearts.

Without being melancholy, Prayers of a Stranger shares the pain and growth of four people at different stages in their lives. A young couple struggling to overcome a recent stillbirth and the possibility of job loss. A retired couple is living off of their dreams and wondering if their family can ever be fixed. The lives of these people and the ones they touch will never be the same.

I loved watching God heal these people. Only His Hand could possibly have maneuvered these people to heal add they heal others.

I thought I’d share this prayer I found in the book with you… “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me according to your word.”

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Prayers of a Stranger is a book you won’t want to miss!


Author: Davis Bunn
Source: I purchased Prayers of a Stranger on January 8, 2015 for $2
Publisher & Date: January 9th 2013 by Thorndike Press (first published September 11th 2012
Genre: Christmas, Christian, Inspirational
ISBN: 1410453189 (ISBN13: 9781410453181)
Pages: 269
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Melbourne Beach, Florida & Isreal

Author Bio:

Davis BunnDavis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in twenty languages.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014.

His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after lecturer in the art of writing, Bunn was serves as Writer in Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

Davis Bunn also writes under the names Thomas Locke (for his epic fantasy and techno-thriller novels) and T. Davis Bunn (for books published prior to 2002).

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