Why is it that when we pray for the supernatural, we are surprised when it shows up?
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Stanton knows the Bible says guardian angels exist, but assumes they only show up when people are dying or need to be saved from some kind of sudden disaster...until her own guardian angel appears to her in the form of a handsome blonde-haired, blue-eyed guy her own age. As Olivia gets to know Mike, she begins to see angels--both good and evil--on a regular basis, and quickly learns how many misconceptions she had about the spiritual realm.
Will Mike be able to prepare Olivia for the daunting spiritual battle about to overtake her small town before it destroys her and everyone she cares about?
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About the Author
Donna Stanley lives in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband, Jonathan, and their teenage daughter, Olivia. Donna attended Philadelphia Biblical University, Moody Bible Institute, and Mansfield University, where she studied angelology, demonology, and the anthropology of religion. She currently serves as a young adult mentor and leader in her local church. Donna has been writing articles and short stories for twenty years, and is also an experienced speaker whose favorite subject is marketing and promotion…and, of course, angels!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is a true Christian fiction classic and a real page-turner that will have you burning the midnight oil. There IS a world and a war beyond our human senses and understanding. This book gives a face to the battle being waged in the spiritual realm and the power of prayer to affect that battle! Great story line, great witness to the power of prayer! It has given me insight into my own walk with the Lord and the battles I have endured. If you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it as a great read and also as an eye-opener to the spirit realm. This book offers a novel approach on how to view the evils that may be present on this Earth. The way that Donna Stanley represents those evils makes it easier to grasp, to more fully understand the hold that can be felt by a, say, substance addition, or any other troubles, or perhaps I should say demons that plague society.
For those of you that crave gritty supernatural fiction, but are tired of vampires, witches, werewolves and zombies. You'll love the world of New Wings. You'll soar from page to page because its impossible to put down. It will change your life. It changed mine.
It's so easy to get caught up in the daily grind, feeling like you don't have the control you wish you did. This book remonds us we have access to that power, we just need to turn towards it and speak Gods word, utilize prayer and put our angels to work!! This book deals with difficult issues and would not be suitable for younger (under 12 or so), in my opinion; parents please read first. Although it is a must read for older kids!
Donna Stanley in her new book, "New Wings" published by Creation House brings us into the life of Olivia Stanton . From the back cover: The angelic realm isn't pretend; it's real. It's all around us. It's creatures are beautiful-and deadly. Why is it that when we pray for the supernatural, we are surprised when it shows up? Seventeen-year-old Olivia Stanton knows the Bible says guardian angels exist, but assumes they only show up when people are dying or need to be saved from some kind of sudden disaster...until her own guardian angel appears to her in the form of a handsome blonde-haired, blue-eyed guy her own age. As Olivia gets to know Mike, she begins to see angels--both good and evil--on a regular basis, and quickly learns how many misconceptions she had about the spiritual realm. Will Mike be able to prepare Olivia for the daunting spiritual battle about to overtake her small town before it destroys her and everyone she cares about? "New Wings" begins with a demon almost succeeding in killing Olivia but the intervention of her guardian angel stops him. Olivia prays, one day, to be allowed to see her guardian angel and God allows that prayer. Mike, her guardian angel, informs her that nor only will she be able to see him but demonic activity as well and what they are doing to her friends. Now the battle is on as Olivia sees the problems and prays for God to resolve them in her friend's lives. However this is not going to be easy as the demons do not want her to succeed in her prayers. "New Wings" is all about our prayers and how they influence the spiritual battles between angels and demons. This is a book about spiritual warfare and our place in it. Ms. Stanley does an excellent job of showing us the value of our prayers, how they affect the lives of others as well as ourselves. "New Wings" delivers suspense, thrills, romance, mystery and excitement. I liked this book very much. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Glass Road Public Relations. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
"When we pray for the supernatural, why are we surprised when it actually shows up?" What an exceptional tagline that immediately made me want to pick up this novel, New Wings by author Donna Stanley. Ever since my first experience with spiritual warfare novels involving angels and demons living among us in the unseen realm through Frank Peretti's amazing Darkness novels, I've been searching for more just like it. Thankfully Donna has come through for me in this latest endeavor of hers. This is definitely a novel geared for young adults but I found such wisdom between the pages I just had to share my thoughts on this novel. The story takes us into the heart of Olivia Stanton who has always wanted to see her guardian angel. She prays for it and soon God takes her up on the challenge. Her angel Mike appears to her as a teen driving a red Camaro watching her in the high school parking lot. Not really sure who he is at the time, Olivia gets spooked one day driving home and tries to lose Mike as he follows her in his car. When she runs out of gas, Mike offers to get her some gas and sends her on her way. Over the next few days, Olivia soon learns that Mike is her guardian angel and is sent to help prepare her for the spiritual needs of her high school friends. She meets Mike in her dreams who shows her that a close friend is cutting and if she doesn't intervene, she will commit suicide. It is then that Olivia begins to see how God can use her prayers and praise to impact the spiritual world in powerful ways. Slowly she begins to see how people around her are being influenced and manipulated by demons as well as angels and just what she can do as a prayer warrior for Jesus who can seen into the spiritual realm. But even Olivia isn't perfect and finds herself falling under the temptation of finding a boy who will love her and fails to pray about it first. She soon finds herself in a bad situation with a boy who wants nothing to do with falling in love with Olivia and is merely a player. Soon she learns that not everything she faces will be easy and that each day is an opportunity to draw closer to God and that the most powerful weapon a believer possesses is their ability to pray. I received the novel, New Wings by Donna Stanley compliments of Glass Roads Public Relations and Creation House for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. In light of all the teens paranormal novels inundating the book market, I am relieved to see a breath of fresh air in Donna's novel. It does not imply a worship of angels and instead shows teens how their prayers impact the spiritual world we can't always see. In one situation, Olivia's friend Christina asks her to volunteer at a homeless shelter and Olivia is repulsed and afraid based on a situation she encountered when she was younger, but Mike encourages her to go anyway. In the end, Olivia sees the power of what her actions can do to bless the lives of the people she meets at the homeless shelter serving lunch and God gives her the opportunity to see them through His eyes. This is such a must read novel for any one who loves novels on spiritual warfare. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and will be adding this one to my permanent library. I only hope that Donna continues to writing more in this genre. I think the impact will be life changing. I know just reading this novel has already changed my own prayer life.