- Paper Angels
- Billy Coffey
- 06 March 2017 Billy Coffey
Andy Sommerville Seems No Different Than Others In His Rural Virginia Community, But What Sets Him Apart Is That His Best Friend Is An Angel The Angel Is God S Answer To A Childhood Prayer Andy Offered To A Twinkling Star That His Deceased Mother Once Called The Door To Heaven The First Angelic Proclamation Instructs Andy To Find The Wooden Keepsake Box In His Grandparents Attic Over The Years, He Directs Andy To Fill It With Apparently Meaningless Objects From Twelve People With Who Andy Randomly Crosses Paths Andy S World Is Turned Upside Down When A Brutal Attack Leaves Andy Burned And The Boy He Loved As A Son Dead At This Crucial Juncture, The Angel Abandons Him To Loneliness And Pain All That Remains Is The Wooden Box Andy Has Always Kept Safe, And A New Angel, Who Will Use Its Contents To Reveal Truth To Him As A Result, He Discovers The Defining Truth Of His Life, New Hope In The Community He Loves, And Greater Trust In The God Who Sustains Him The Story Is Told From Andy S Hospital Bed, Where He Awakes Feeling God Has Abandoned Him Without Being Preachy Or Saccharine, The Author Brings The Small Town To Life And Reveals A Spiritual Secret The Presence Of Angels That Helps A Wounded Man Discover The Defining Truth Of His Life, Place New Hope In The Community He Loves, And Trust Totally In The God Who Sustains Him.
Billy and his wife, Joanne, live with their two children in the foothills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains A product of his small town locale, Billy counts as assets his rural authenticity, unwavering sense of purpose, and insatiable curiosity all of which tend to make his front porch a comfortably crowded place.