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A young assistant manager in a mall desperately longs for love and forgiveness - something she has not found even from those who call themselves Christians.

 A little boy searches beyond the glitter and gold of Christmas decorations to find the true meaning of it all. 

A young man with cancer questions God's reason for his suffering and desires a purpose in his life once again. 

They need answers. They need hope.  

Perhaps help can come from a retired prison guard who has learned that life is more than just a career, and that the message is often found beyond the obvious.

The Gifts of the Guard includes each of the three original stories, "A Cross for Christmas", "An Angel for Easter", and "A Story for the Sabbath", plus the heartwarming sequel, "A Song for the Season".

In "A Cross for Christmas", a little boy's heartfelt desire to give a birthday gift to Jesus leads him to discover the true message of Christmas. Witness the birth and early life of Jesus through the eyes of a stable boy, a shepherd boy, and a servant boy. 

In "An Angel for Easter", a young woman's search for love and forgiveness leads her to discover the true message of Easter. Witness the Passion of Christ through the eyes of a scorned woman, a servant woman, and a spectator woman. See the events of the trial, the flogging, and the crucifixion of Jesus unfold from a new perspective. 

In "A Story for the Sabbath", a young man's struggle in dealing with his suffering leads him to discover true purpose and meaning. Encounter heartfelt giving through the eyes of a servant man. Experience painful agony through the eyes of a shriveled man. Witness a miracle of Jesus through the eyes of a storyteller man. 

In "A Song for the Season", find out how the stories all the most unlikely of places. Witness the grace of God through the eyes of a man who lives as persecutor, prisoner, and proclaimer. One man, one grace. Experience the conversion of Paul through his own eyes.

©2016 Rick Ellinger (P)2019 Rick Ellinger

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  • 08-03-2019

Excellent Book giving Hope and Faith throughout

I loved this book. The way the Guard found a way to give Hope/Faith to everyone.
The narrator was really easy to understand and had a nice voice.

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