Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore (The Angel Eyes Trilogy) Second Post!

I can't just let the rest of this tour slide by with out taking about how nicely Shannon Dittemore covered Praise and Worship, and even prayer in her book Broken Wings!

Hopefully I am no the only one who found this beautiful and refreshing! :D
We have a group of angles in this book called the Sabres. While you will not find that name in the Bible, I do believe that some things like this we will see in Heaven that just weren't considered important enough to add in at the time. These huge 8-9 foot each group of angels, twelve of them to be exact are incredible. They have metal wings, wings that sing and create music along with their voices. These massive angels are dispatched from the Throne Room of God when some major spiritual warfare in an area is going down. They are strong and their adoration of their Creator is able to thin the veil between the Celestial and the Terrestrial. {In other words, the Spirit realm and the Physical one.} When these angels go to war singing, Brielle is able to see their worship headed towards Heaven. She can smell it, and it moves her like she has not been moved before.

I simply loved the way Shannon showed worship over and over in this book. Prayer too! Prayer and worship were sent up to God like the incense it is called in the Bible. Like the light swirling and bursting from our prayers and praise that so many who have died and come back from Heaven have talked about here on Earth. I was struck by how wonderfully she put detail in the Sabres.  Each time I read about them, I was reminded of how Lucifer was once the embodiment of music, and now how she shows him so fallen and separated from all that he was to be, and got to read and "see" her description of this class of angels who's original purpose had not been removed from them. It was wonderful!

I'm hoping in the third book that it will also show that even though Brielle isn't singing her Redemption song yet, that Shannon will also show that her dancing sends up praise as well.

You really should read this series!
Carol :)

About the book:

Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. 
A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. 
And a girl who has never felt more broken.
Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble.
Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil.
Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?

Here are the covers to the first and the upcoming third book! 

Book link - http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Wings-Angel-Eyes-Novel/dp/1401686370/
Author Website http://www.shannondittemore.com/
Author Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/ShannonDittemore

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book 
from the publisher.... AND I AM THRILLED I was able to do so! :D 

Participants’ links:
Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart 
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode 
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger

1 comment:

Beckie B. said...

Thanks for your thoughts. I loved the aspects of worship -- especially that offered up by the redeemed.