I loved this story, after growing up in the South and part of a Southern Baptist family it was a refreshing change from all the bad press that a lot of 'spiritual healers' get. This story shows the positive route and Annie Grace learns a valuable lesson from it all. In the end the people that are out to get her learn their own lesson in humility and realize that judging is not always a good idea.
What I loved most about this book is that after all those years that her father had exploited her gift she never realized that she did in fact have the power to heal. It's a story of renewed spiritual faith and the fact that some people are far more than what you see. "Signs and Wonders" is a fantastic book and Alex Adena is a wonderful storyteller. I can't wait to see more from him!
-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
Let me first start by saying this is not the usual type of book I review. As I'm sure most of you know. I was a little sceptical and nervous as my sister previously stated we grew up in the south and seeing these Spiritual healers, Evangelist (Grandfather and no not all of my family supported this.), as well as the baptists that I have known too. I tend to veer from this sort of thing as they are not always portrayed in a very kind light. I in no way defend them I was just raised by my family to believe we all have the right to believe and praise the way we all want to. No one religion is right and no one is perfect. With that little spill out of the way I continue.
This story was wonderful, It did not lead me into the bashing of ones beliefs but instead showed how one could take things from their past. Beliefs and hopes even faith they had lost and turn it around and find the good in all of it. Annie There is so many times I want to hug her, and cheer her on as she learns these valuable lessons in life. I love how those that doubt and seek to destroy her learn that there is humility in everything we do. That like the old saying goes people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Judge noone and you will not be judged.
To go from being used as nothing more than an act to actually learn that you have been given a gift that can heal and help others is only something short of amazing. Annie realizes that she infact has the renewed faith in herself.
Fastastic book Alex Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this. It was nice to not be let down or disappointed.