About the Book
Book: The Unannounced Christmas Visitor
Author: Patrick Higgins
Genre: Christian fiction/Christmas
Release Date: November 18, 2014
What if angels really did come from the most unlikely of places? That’s exactly what happens in this heartwarming story, set in a homeless community in Anywhere USA. Sent to Planet Earth by his Maker, disguised as a homeless person, Enoch was on a mission: to rescue a man whose life was slowly but steadily spiraling out of control
Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed! 2016 IPA (INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER AWARDS) GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER.
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About the Author
Patrick Higgins is the author of “The Pelican Trees”, “Coffee In Manila”, the award-winning “The Unannounced Christmas Visitor”, and the award-winning prophetic end times series, “Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye.”
Guest Post from Patrick
Why I wrote the book: Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed!
The story is a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. I know we have all seen homeless people and probably looked the other way. What would happen if a homeless person came to your church one Sunday? Would they be welcomed or shunned liked Enoch was? I wasn't shocked at all by the reaction from the congregation. It is sad but true that we sometimes miss our opportunity to reach out and be His hands and feet.
I loved Enoch and his wisdom. He may be an angel sent from God, but to me He was an answer to prayer for Lydia and John. Lydia was a joy to read about and I loved her heart to reach out to Enoch. Taking her children with her to feed the homeless was an eye opener to them. The lesson was good to show them that all they really wanted was for someone to care. I liked the message in the book but at times I felt it almost predictable. It became very preachy at times and turned into days of sermons and less about saving a marriage.
I'm not sure I would be so willing to bring a stranger into my house especially with young children, so that part of the story took me by surprise. I understand what the author is trying to get across to readers. We never know who we may encounter in our lives. We should always be kind and do what we can to reach the homeless, the hurting and the unwanted. I have heard people say " I'm not giving them money cause they will just use it to buy drugs or alcohol." God wants us to help not judge. We give money in hopes they will use it for clothes and food. But if they chose not to, it's between them and God.
There were a few things I didn't like such as how willing Lydia was to bring strangers to her home, and the almost forgotten part of the trouble in their marriage. The story focused on John and what he needed to change. But, in a marriage it takes two people. I wanted the author to show how Lydia needed to work on herself as well. The story has a good message of salvation and how we can entertain angels without realizing it.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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