Saints' and Angels' Song

Saints' and Angels' Song

by John Fischer
     
 
Noel Paul Stookey says of Saint Ben, "I was moved to tears several times while reading…Your characters are beautifully constructed, the anecdotes real, and the honoring of each person's soul-search-for-integrity brilliant."

Now John Fischer presents the sequel…

When Ben Beamering dies, his last message to his best friend, Jonathan

Overview

Noel Paul Stookey says of Saint Ben, "I was moved to tears several times while reading…Your characters are beautifully constructed, the anecdotes real, and the honoring of each person's soul-search-for-integrity brilliant."

Now John Fischer presents the sequel…

When Ben Beamering dies, his last message to his best friend, Jonathan Liebermann, was that he was on his way to fill up a "Ben-shaped vacuum in the heart of God." But to a grieving Jonathan, Ben's inspirational good-bye provided little comfort to help him cope with the Ben-shaped hole in his own heart. That friend's honest faith had been a source of purpose and destiny to Jonathan. With Ben gone, he was forced to look inward at his raw pain.

Nearly three years have passed , and Jonathan is now a young teenager who is coming of age and discovering himself. But a graffiti message on a concrete wall stating "Ben was here" is the first of a series of strange occurrences and appearances. Jonathan assumes celestial beings are helping him to open the door to truly face the world again. What he ultimately discovers is that others need his love and that he can make a difference is their lives.

When Jonathan learns that his friend Donna Callaway has a dream and a determination to roller-skate freestyle in regional competitions, he gather all his resources to help her get there. But when tragedy strikes, will another "miraculous event" save the day?

All the charm, delight, and surprise readers came to love in Saint Ben—and more!<

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this sequel to Saint Ben (Bethany House, 1993), Jonathan Liebermann must come to terms with the death of his best friend, Ben Beamering. As he struggles with his loss, Jonathan is gradually brought out of himself through his involvement with Donna Callaway, an aspiring championship roller skater. Along the way, Jonathan faces crises with parents and friends typical of young teenage boys, but he is guided through these conflicts by Ben's angel. Fischer's story is a finely crafted coming-of-age narrative marked by realism, warmth, and humor. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556614743
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Saint Ben Ser.
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.74(d)

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