Synopses & Reviews
Matt Mikalatos offers a poignant and compassionate look at a fathers relationship with his children, the healing power of a small act of kindness, and the certainty that even death cant stop love in a deeply moving memoir inspired by a sky lantern with a scribbled note and the journey to find the child who wrote it.
Love you, Daddy. Miss you so much. Steph.
Steph scribbled those words on a sky lantern before sending it off to her father in heaven who had passed away from cancer. Halfway across the country, Stephs lantern landed in Matt Mikalatoss yard.
As a father of three daughters, Matt could not let Stephs note go unanswered, so he posted an open letter to her on his blog. Matt never could have expected the viral response to his letter that led him on a journey to find Steph—and to bring healing to thousands of others in desperate need of the loving words of a father.
Filled with paternal wisdom and reflections on the relationship between a father and their child, Sky Lantern shows how the miraculous events that followed Matt finding the sky lantern in his yard—and the widespread and lasting impact his letter had—prove that the bond between a parent and their child is everlasting.
“Mikalatos exquisitely describes the powerful bond he shares with his three daughters in Sky Lantern. A lovely, beautiful book that reinforces the importance of exploring our own invisible thread connections, and how one simple act of kindness—one small gesture of caring—can change the lives of others forever.” Laura Schroff, #1 New York Times bestselling author, An Invisible Thread
"Sky Lantern reminds us that the smallest flame can brighten the deepest gloom. I loved it! It's easy these days to feel disconnected from other people because we all have our problems. But when a sky lantern, in whatever form, appears to us with its message of need, this book tells us what to do: Reach out, give, love." Homer Hickam, #1 New York Times Best-selling Author of Rocket Boys and Carrying Albert Home
About the Author
Matt Mikalatos is a Christian author, speaker, and missionary. He is based out of the Portland area and is the author of the comedy theology novels andlt;iandgt;Night of the Living Dead Christian andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;My Imaginary Jesusandlt;/iandgt;, as well as the fantasy novel andlt;iandgt;The Sword of Six Worldsandlt;/iandgt;.