Synopses & Reviews
Minister Grant Schnarr draws together the voices of young people he has met and counseled to weave a fictional tale of love, fear, and hope.
Sixteen-year-old Nicole Bealart is a typical teenager, living in a world of homework, school plays, and her own imagination—a world turned upside-down when she is diagnosed with brain cancer. Her father, who never dealt with her mother’s death from lung cancer six years before, begins drinking heavily; she is left trying to care for herself and her younger brother, Luke, while juggling school and her growing fears about her own mortality. Seeking answers, she begins writing a journal that becomes a vehicle for her to communicate with her guardian angel. As she approaches the date of an operation that may either save her life or end it, her inner and outer worlds collide and combine to give her a new understanding of family, friendship, and life.
Nicole Bealart is a typical teenager -- until her world is turned upside-down by a brain tumor. As she wrestles with her illness, her father's alcoholism, and the changing attitudes of everyone around her, she finds solace in her diary, which becomes a vehicle for communicating with her guardian angel.
About the Author
Grant Schnarr is a life coach, minister, and author of several books about growth and spirituality, including Art of Spiritual Warfare: A Guide to Lasting Inner Peace, which has been published in a variety of languages by independent publishers on four continents. His latest book, You Can Believe, is a best-selling introduction to Swedenborgian thought. He is currently serving as the founding pastor of Creekside New Church near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can hear his Sunday talks online at www.inewchurch.org.