About the Book
Book: The Unannounced Christmas Visitor
Author: Patrick Higgins
Genre: Christian fiction/Christmas
Release Date: November 18, 2014
What if angels really did come from the most unlikely of places? That’s exactly what happens in this heartwarming story, set in a homeless community in Anywhere USA. Sent to Planet Earth by his Maker, disguised as a homeless person, Enoch was on a mission: to rescue a man whose life was slowly but steadily spiraling out of control
Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed! 2016 IPA (INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER AWARDS) GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER.
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This is such a sweet Christmas story that really portrays what the Christmas spirit should be all about – giving to others. It also touches on a point that I think is absolutely relevant today – judging others. It broke my heart to read about how the people in the church responded to Enoch, simply based on his appearance. The truth of the matter is that he had more faith and a closer connection to the Lord than any of them. He was a man who wanted to worship the one who gave him everything he needed. These first several scenes got me thinking, would my church family react the same way? Would I react the same way? I would certainly hope not, but I bet there are churches out there who would. No matter if Enoch is an angel or not, he should have been treated with love and compassion.
For me, that was the heart of this story. Realizing that everyone has a story. Hearing some of the stories of the homeless people really changes your perspective, and for me made me want to run out and do something. The setting of Christmas time in this book was no mistake – it’s the most giving time of year. A time when even the hardest of hearts open their eyes a little bit and realize the help they can be to someone.
There was more to this story, of course, then just realizing that we shouldn’t judge people based on their appearances. You also see the story of John, a broken man who needs to find his way back. I think a lot of people can relate to his story – a church going person who just kind of lost their way. I enjoyed how the author molded his character, and the slow way he came to know and understand Enoch. There were a few times I didn’t think his reactions were plausible, but to be honest I didn’t totally mind because I was just enjoying the story for what it was. A story of redemption. A story of helping others. A story of how a church really should be.
This a heartwarming Christmas story, though I feel it really could be read any time of year. I hope it touches your heart as much as it touched mine. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Patrick Higgins is the author of “The Pelican Trees”, “Coffee In Manila”, the award-winning “The Unannounced Christmas Visitor”, and the award-winning prophetic end times series, “Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye.”
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Why I wrote the book: Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed!
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