Secret Angel Meetings

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Book: Secret Angel Meetings

Author: Megan Fitzgerald 

Illustrator: Alaina Luise

Publisher: ‏Mascot Kids, 2022

ISBN-13: 978-1637550885

ISBN-10: 163755088X

Website(s): http://www.mascotbooks.com (publisher)

Language level: 1

(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)

Recommended reading level: Ages 5-8

Rating: ***** 5 stars

(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)

Category: Children’s book

Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

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     Fitzgerald, Megan.  Secret Angel Meetings (Published in 2022 by Mascot Kids!, a division of Mascot Books, 620 Herndon Parkway, Suite 320, Herndon, VA  20170).  This little rhyme on the back of the book tells what it’s all about:

This sweet story about angels and dreams,

Like most things. . .is more than it seems.

It’s an invitation to imagine it’s true―

That as you’re dreaming, loved ones are meeting with you.

This is a sweet story about angels and dreams which invites readers to imagine that as they’re dreaming their loved ones are meeting with them.  First-time author Megan Fitzgerald is a loving wife and mother to three wonderful girls. Secret Angel Meetings is her debut children’s book. Megan’s main passions in life are her family and faith. She has been involved in children’s ministry for more than ten years and chose to pursue writing as another way to share her faith with families.

     If one wanted to be theologically technical, some believers may not accept the underlying concept that when our loved ones pass on they become angels.   Jesus said only that in the resurrection we shall be “like the angels of God in heaven” in that there will be no marrying or giving in marriage at that time (Matthew 22:30).  But putting that issue aside, there could be nothing harmful in imagining that in our dreams loved ones are meeting with us.  I often dream about my departed parents and grandparents, so it’s as if they are visiting with me in my dreams through my memories of them.   The book, which highlights the author’s main passions in life, which are faith and family, would make a cute bedtime read for children.

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