The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson is a delightful festive offering. It has love, warmth and a strong focus on God’s plans for life.
God’s plans are greater than our own. When we try to do things in our strength, we stumble along. “He wants to direct your path – if you just take the time to listen.” Handing the reins over to God takes the pressure off us as we surrender to Him.
Prayer is of vital importance. “It was a pathetic and desperate prayer but it was heartfelt.” Prayer is not about being eloquent. Prayer is about being honest and being real.
The Christmas Angel Project has the theme of grief and loss. The death of a loved one is painful. We never understand it and we may get angry with God. God wants us to be real with Him. We need to deal with loss in whatever way we can.
The novel shows the value of friendship. There are five friends who have met in a book club for years. They are all different but their friendship binds them together. They have different skills and different needs but all support each other.
Love and kindness are twin themes in the book. “Abby lived out God’s love and goodness.” With so much hurt and trouble, the world needs kindness. A community needs kindness and giving of oneself with no thought to any reward. Kindness can be contagious and can be paid forward.
Melody Carlson within the novel demonstrates that God can use everyone. If you still have a pulse, you can be useful doing kingdom work. No-one is too young or too old to be used by God.
I absolutely love Melody Carlson’s Christmas books. Every year a new one appears that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I always lose myself within the pages of each delectable offering. The Christmas Angel Project is a wonderful book that spreads kindness, good cheer and hope.
A perfectly marvellous read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.