Joe Angel: The Guardian Games Book One is a fiction adventure filled with sports, faith, humor, and angels battling demons. DANIEL WALSH is a high school senior, a can’t miss first round Major League Baseball prospect, just months away from a multimillion dollar signing bonus. Everything’s perfect until Daniel meets Joe, an angel with attitude. JOE ANGEL has it made. He lives in heaven, and when he travels to earth, he battles and defeats demons in The Guardian Games. Everything’s perfect until Joe meets Daniel, a human whose weak faith frustrates the angel. THE GUARDIAN GAMES pit angels against demons in a series of challenges that occur on Earth but are invisible to human eyes… unless you’re Daniel Walsh and can convince an angel to let you see into the supernatural realm.
Amber never wanted children. When three unruly and nasty stepchildren are dumped on her doorstep, she explodes. Her lazy husband thinks she should just take them without complaining. The children wreck her neat house and break her beloved Gram’s favorite mirror. Her kind heart won’t let them starve or go back to the drunken mom. Her childhood memories won’t allow it. She falls back on memories of Gram, the only adult who cared when she was young. Gram taught her love and survival then. Now she will use that teaching … and a few cans of sardines … to rear these kids. Did she commit to a lifetime? Apparently so!
Her husband is too busy racing and gallivanting to care, but she is determined. He comes home only to demand money. She’s afraid to refuse him. When he does the unthinkable, she is left to rear his children. She holds her head high and makes their lives meaningful … with help from shards of Gram’s mirror. The kids try her patience, but she is firm with discipline and lavish with love.
Ashamed of two failed marriages, she swears off men and builds a wall around her heart, until …
The book is Christian, historical fiction & 12 chapters in length.
** a forward to parents
** appendices with extensive chapter vocabulary lists
** appendices with lessons for readers
** Introductions for both children & parents are as follows:
Would you like to surprise your teacher and parents with all the big words you are
learning to read?
Well, hop aboard Calico’s feet and take a trip back in time to meet Jesus! Grab your
imagination, and jump inside these word-paintings!
Experience the loyal friendships and adventures that Calico and his buddies have in
their exciting journey. Come with Calico, and discover how a loving God can make a
messenger out of a tiny creature.
Meet funny friends in their nature habitats. Some of them even become a secret
audience to miracles!
What are you waiting for? Calico is aflutter to tell you his wonderful story!
Parents: This story has been designed to enhance a child’s faith in their friendly Savior, and
interest them in the God of Creation.
Advanced vocabulary is integrated throughout the text. It’s purpose is to increase
reading development, use words to build pictures in the imagination, & provide detailed
concentration upon the story’s events.
Educational appendices assist teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers in developing
analytical and creative thinking levels. Combining spiritual development with academic
advancement are overall goals which the author has endeavored to achieve.