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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

David and Goliath Review and Giveaway

Mary paused and whispered, "Bye, Daddy. I miss you."

She pulled the door closed, creating a dismal hue in the room.

Good. Just leave...and don't bother coming back. I don't want to see any of you again.

David Liberty is a broken, lonely, and embittered old man. With his mind still intact but trapped in a physical failing body, doomed to spend his last remaining days in a nursing home, David welcomes his impending death - his escape from life.

All that changes when he is visited by an angel, Joelle, who confronts his past failings and offers David a second chance at life. At first David scoffs, but the chance to renew his body and live again intrigues him. But there is an extraordinary condition: "You will demonstrate to God through your actions that you believe and love Him," Joelle announces. David must help others reignite their faith so they do not lose their eternity. Faith with works, David soon learns is a living faith.

Temporarily escaping the walls of his nursing home, David is thrown into the lives of people he begins to care deeply for. He hopes to reunite them with God, but he discovers another obstacle - the angel has removed David's ability to speak. His actions alone will define who he is. In addition, David must fight a powerful enemy, who seeks to destroy God's children any way he can - and David, as well.

In the book, David and Goliath, The Guardian Angels Chronicles, by Bryan Hathaway, this is just the way the book opens. We learn that David Liberty used to be a very successful motivational speaker responsible for changing the lives of each person who heard him. Yet the only lives he never changed was his own. He has failed to show the very people whom he loves that he has changed. His was a life of spoken words but never one of action in his own life.

When he is faced with facing death and being trapped inside his own physical body, he wants so desperately to tell those who come to visit how much he loves and cares for them, but can't. Until Joelle shows up and gives David the second chance he's been dreaming of, but he can't speak. He has to show the peoples whose lives he finds himself a part of, that their lives are worth something, and he has to do it with actions only. Only the enemy isn't about to give up his souls so quickly.

This is such a moving story and truly did not expect an ending that I was anticipating, it truly sets itself up as a sequel. This book is like A Wonderful Life meets Highway to Heaven, and I look forward with anticipation to the sequel in this series.

I received this heartwarming, feel good book, compliments of Glass Roads Public Relations for my honest review.

Thanks to Glass Roads, I am able to offer one lucky winner a copy of this wonderful book. Here are the conditions to this giveaway:

  • Be a follower of my blog.

  • I must have a way to reach you by email. Please include an email address with your comment.

  • This is for US and Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes please!

  • Leave me a comment and tell me if you believe in angels and if you have had an angel encounter. I'd love to hear it.

The giveaway will end on July 20th. Winners will be notified by email.


  1. I would love to read this book sis. Yes, I believe in angels.

  2. I am a follower on H2H and would enjoy finding out how he helps with no voice. Intriguing!

  3. I believe in angels and know that miracles do happen. I call finding a parking space in front of a store a "God surprise", I think it's a miracle. The Lord allows me many "God Surprises" daily and I am so grateful.

  4. Oh My Gosh...
    What a beautiful story this will be. I would love to read this book. I am a follower. Please put my name into the hat, and I am praying my angel will allow you to pull it out.

    My Niece Amy graduated to be with the Lord this past October 23rd at the young age of 33. She is my own angel. I was recently(in May) in the hospital, gasping for air to breathe, for 8 long days. The first night they admitted me, I remember praying for air, and not to be afraid, as I really was afraid to close my eyes for fear I would not awaken. I felt a hand on my forehead as my bangs were wiped back from my face. I knew it was Amy telling me I would be okay. I slept so peacefully that night. Yes I do believe in angels, and I have my very own. She walks with me every minute, of every day.

    I hope you have a beautiful day. You have so touched my heart this morning.

    Country hugs and much love sweetie, Sherry

  5. yes, i believe in angels...thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful book :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. I am always amazed at the cool giveaways you have. These books are so enriching. I am so happy I know you and I am so glad I found you here in blog land. Blessings Anne

  8. Sorry Kat if this posts twice. I tried to post a commetn and thought it went through, but I don't see it. So I'll try again =)

    Yes, I believe in angels. About a week ago, I was driving and topped a hill and in the clouds was a beautiful, ginormous Angel Wing and body (or head, not sure). It was so beautiful. As I am journeying through this difficult season, God has been showing me some AMAZING things about Him. This particular day was very hard, and seeing that Angel really lifted me up and brought some much needed peace.

    Have a Blessed day friend ~~ love you,

  9. I absolutely believe in Angels!!

    I would LOVE to read this book! Sounds amazing :)

    Enter me
    Enter me LOL

    Love you

  10. I believe in angels. Count me in for this great book.

  11. I believe in angels. I'm pretty sure my grandmother is one and watches over me. We have the same birthday so I think she and I had a special relationship.

    autumn.crochet (at)

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  13. I do believe God uses angels to guide His people. I believe He's done this for me when snowbound at college, and again out in the muddy countryside following detours.
    I love It's A Wonderful Life and Highway to Heaven. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com


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