Two angels, Milagros (miracles) and
Alegría (joy) wield their protective power surreptitiously and sometimes with a
hint of humor, listening constantly for God’s direction as they watch over a
little girl named Adriana.Adriana and
her family are forced to flee their home in Colombia and start a new life in
Chicago. Throughout difficult times, big transitions, and the ordinary moments
of a child’s life, Adriana’s angels whisper messages of God’s love and
Angels encourages faith,
wonder, and compassion. Many children who read or hear this story will grow in
empathic identification with refugee and other immigrant peers. Their sense of
God’s attentive care for themselves and others will deepen, particularly
through the angels’ ministry to Adriana as she sleeps. Children who have experienced
trauma often relive it unconsciously at night—which is why the Spirit’s
mysterious healing work in sleep is so important.
Spanish version, Los
ángeles de Adriana, published simultaneously.