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Frustrated with the way his life had turned out, Greg Bennett wondered the streets of San Francisco hoping to find a bank that would give him a loan. His third marriage was almost over, he was estranged from his only family, his business was about to fall apart before his eyes and it was Christmas. Low on hope for a happy season, he entered a church and prayed for the first time in a very long time. Hearing this man, making this plea to God, the prayer ambassador Archangel Gabriel was surprised and soon became concerned as to how to actually help him. The arrival of Angels Shirley, Goodness and Mercy may be the perfect way to handle this near impossible task and get the three most unpredictable angels out and allow them another opportunity to return to earth.

Shirley said “But remember we’re angels, not saints.”, that describes how they felt about taking on Greg and his life. With a whole bunch of miracles or coincides to help, could a change be possible for the man they describe as a scumbag, arrogant, selfish and conceited?

Ok, so I gave that one away ….. This is a short book, only 136 pages, but it is a ‘feel good’ type of story. Filled with hope, forgiveness, redemption, change, second chances and acceptance. All this at Christmas time, the time for miracles and love. I was surprised at the emotions that I felt for this story, this man. Rooting for the best to finally come out of him. I am undecided if I wanted more, sometimes the mystery of it plays better than description could have ever been. ( )
  onyx95 | Nov 17, 2009 |
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Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, virtually friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three wacky angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him…until he learns what Christmas is all about!
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Alone at Christmas, Greg Bennett feels his life has been a waste. Sixty years old and he has no one to spend the holiday with - and no one who cares. Greg knows he's made mistakes, hurt people, failed in all the ways that matter. As a young man, he fathered a child he never acknowledged. He deserted a friend in his hour of need. He abandoned his own brother, who he hasn't seen in years. And he and his wife are in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. Listlessly wandering through the streets of San Francisco, Greg finds himself in a church - and he whispers a simple, heartfelt prayer. His prayer finds its way to the Archangel Gabriel, who assigns his favorite angels - Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy - to Greg Bennet's case. Gabriel knows that very soon, Greg will to need all three.… (more)

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