Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Review: Service Station Angel by:Lisa J. Schuster
About the Book:
Sometimes God places you in a situation of great perplexity, but you perceive His intentions are premeditated and purposeful. Do you trust His lead? "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." - Psalms 37:7 (NIV) Ernie Price is a middle-aged, humble-hearted man who owns and operates a service station in a rural Midwest town in Upper Michigan, back in a time when full service was the only service, and you got your windows cleaned and your tires pumped for free. Ernie's life has been a reflection of God's love, giving of himself fully and graciously to people in the community and his church.
Whether as music director for the children's choir or hosting the yearly Christmas party for the less-fortunate children in town, Ernie impacted lives and was loved by many. When trouble rocks the small town and Ernie is physically incapacitated to offer his help, the community is left to pick up the pieces, mourn, and move on, while Ernie wrestles with the spiritual questions of his accident: My glimpse of heaven is for what purpose on earth? Why do I feel compelled to help this stranger know the love of the Lord? Who is this stranger anyway? "Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." - Ephesians 4:2 (NLT).
About the Author:
Faith, family and friends inspired Lisa J. Schuster to write again and God nudged her to publish her first novel, Service Station Angel. She believes the words in this book are her service to readers, so that they may find joy and comfort during a season of time when they need it most. "May your hand reach up towards His so that you may touch another with Jesus' abundant love," prays Lisa.
Lisa lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband and two children. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, working with inner city youth, bible study groups, singing and theater.
Service Station Angel is a very touching book about a man by the name of Ernie Price. A man that touched so many lives in a touching, pulling of your heart strings sort of way. He was a very humble man that operated a service station, he never met a stranger or so it seems. He was someone that relied on God to ease the pain of loneliness and to enable him to help out in his town in many different ways.
Upon reading of this very touching, down home book, I was very surprised that it was the author's first novel. She should of already been writing way back when. She is an excellent writer that can convey her thoughts very carefully through her characters. I enjoyed reading about Ernie and the different townspeople that he did so much to help.
He helps two local kids that down have a father figure in their lives. He helps wit the local toy drive at Christmas. He just helps out where ever he can. You don't run into many people like that nowadays. The unthinkable happens and changes everything.
Something happens in that little town that rocks it to its core and without Ernie and his strong will to help and pitch in, what are they to do? We will soon see what Ernie is truly made of in this thought provoking story of life in a Michigan town that sounds alot like any small town on Main Street, USA.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free in exchange for my honest review from the author.