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TURNING BACK THE PAGES WITH THE ANGEL OF BASTOGNE


THE ANGEL OF BASTOGNE
By: Gilbert Morris
Published by: Broadman & Hollman
ISBN#978-0-8054-3291-6
156 pages


Description: A young reporter's assignment to write a Christmas story takes him back to World War II, providing a glimpse at ""the greatest generation"" and renewing his faith in mankind.

REVIEW: The Angel of Bastogne is a Christmas story. It begins one Christmas day in a battle in the French countryside during World War II where a young American sergeant named Willie is faced with almost certain destruction, but is befriended and encouraged by a stranger who advises him on how to save the lives of his small outfit of soldiers. Courageously, Willie risks his life to save his men and is left with injuries that hinder his health from then on. More importantly than the injuries, he is left with the knowledge that God intervened that day and sent an angel to help him.

Fast forward about fifty years, and we meet Willie’s son, Ben, a jaded newspaper journalist who is “bah-humbug” about Christmas and especially about his dad’s war-time angel story. Burdened with the assignment of writing a Christmas story for the newspaper, Ben decides to investigate his father’s story in order to disprove Willie’s claims and to smugly prove himself right that believing in God is pointless.

The journey of Ben’s investigation takes him around the country and deep into his own heart. This novella is the story of courage, sacrifice, miracles, and God’s loving pursuit of those far from Him. The Angel of Bastogne is a heart-warming read for the Christmas season that will inspire you to look for the miracles in your own life.

Reviewed by The Page Turner

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a cool story. And very timely.

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  2. I read this book last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a very inspirational and touching novella, especially meaningful during the Christmas season. I highly recommend it.

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