From Publishers Weekly Pinkney (Back Home; The Sunday Outing), a devout Christian who believes the Holy Spirit directs every aspect of her life, reminisces in 33 short entries about the times she has felt Gods presence. Unfortunately, readers who do not already share the authors belief system may not see the workings of the divine so much as the merely coincidental. Faith guides the writer in opening the Bible to the right page, finding a kitten for a granddaughter, meeting a prayer partner in an airport, hearing Gloria over a department stores loudspeaker. Many tellings are reflections rather than stories. In Color of Hope, for example, Pinkney remembers occasions when the color yellow has cheered her. The distinguished illustrators contribute graceful works in various media husband Jerry delivers the handsome watercolor for the cover art; sons Brian and Myles contribute, respectively, scratchboard compositions and b&w photographs but the art seems ornamental, not integral to this highly personal volume. All ages. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-In a series of 33 reflections on her family and personal life, Pinkney witnesses the presence of God and Jesus Christ in her life. Each vignette is preceded by a biblical quotation, and a Bible verse concludes each entry. All of the stories are drawn from the authors interactions with friends, family, and, occasionally, strangers. Each incident is told with humor and insight. Pinkneys life of disciplined prayer and devotion is reflected in each telling. Readers will find themselves questioning incidents in their own lives and reflecting on whether or not what has happened was luck, a mere coincidence, or a message from a greater power. The authors faith and concern is such that she can find commonalities with other religions and pray for the good of all. Jerry, Brian, and Myles Pinkneys black-and-white artwork and photography enhance this work. This is a very special and personal book that would be suitable wherever personal and family devotions are central to a persons life.Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OHCopyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews
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