Friday, November 25, 2011

Carving Angels - Review

My friend, Diane, wrote this wonderful book.  I have been looking forward to reading it for quite a while, and it's turn finally came.  (Sometime I'll take a picture of the 'to be read' pile that's often on my bedside table.)

Carving Angels is a sweet Christmas tale about a retired elf named Papa Adam.  Papa Adam was once the chief woodcarver at Santa's workshop, but lost his vision, retired, and has been living a quiet life.  His little granddaughter brings him a piece of wood one day, and challenges him to pick up his tools once again, despite his handicap.  The two embark on a wonderful journey of discovery that leads them to save Christmas.

This is a lovely story, and Papa Adam's tale of rediscovering his talents and finding out that he still has something to contribute was very inspiring.  I work with senior citizens, and so I recognized the sadness and frustration that Papa Adam felt at feeling like he no longer had a purpose.  Everyone needs to have something to work at, and a reason to get up in the morning. 

Diane, thanks for writing this beautiful story of faith and courage in overcoming obstacles!

Check out Diane's delightful blog at On The Border.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Jen! This was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for liking Carving Angels! You have made my day!!!