The Guardian Angel Diary
Author : Grant Schnarr
Format : Paperback. 308 pages
Release date : 2011
Grant Schnarr draws together the voices of young people he has met and counseled to weave a fictional tale of love, fear, and hope.
Sixteen-year-old Nicole Bealert is a typical teenager, living in a world of homework, school plays, and her own imagination?a world turned upside-down when she is diagnosed with brain cancer. Her father, who never dealt with her mother's death from lung cancer six years before, begins drinking heavily; she is left trying to care for herself and her younger brother, Luke, while juggling school and her growing fears about her own mortality.
Seeking answers, she begins writing a journal that becomes a vehicle for her to communicate with her guardian angel. As she approaches the date of an operation that may either save her life or end it, her inner and outer worlds collide and combine to give her a new understanding of family, friendship, and life.
Author Bio :
Grant R. Schnarr is the author of the novel The Guardian Angel Diary
and also several books about growth and spirituality, including Art of Spiritual Warfare: A Guide to Lasting Inner Peace,
which has been published in a variety of languages by independent publishers on four continents. Learn more about him at his author's web site: www.grantschnarr.com
"Speaking with your guardian angel is just the kind of medicine we should be prescribing more often. Learn to tap into the wisdom and grace of your own Guardian Angel through the spiritual journey of this exceptional young woman." -- Dr. Mehmet Oz
"Can sixteen-year-old Nicole with stand life-threatening illness, fractured relationships, and family strife? The GA (Guardian Angel) is Nicole's gentle but probing alter ego, counselor, and spiritual guide in Schnarr's tender but piercing look into her coming to terms with illness, love and loss. The Diary gives a surprisingly realistic glimpse of the inner struggle that accompanies a crisis in health, but also into the realm of the spirit and what heaven may be like. -- Dr. James de Maine, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine