I Know Why the Angels Dance is one of those books that takes the reader through a gamut of feelings. I found myself inspired and rejoicing one minute then holding back tears the next. An emotional roller coaster, I Know Why the Angels Dance is a beautifully written, up close and personal look at death through the eyes of two families, one Christian and the other nonbelieving. I know that I will never again view death in quite the same manner.
The characters are so skillfully rendered that they could be our friends and neighbors. It was so easy to relate to their experiences and to become immersed in the plot. The narrative is filled with touching passages, each of which could stand alone as a devotional item.
It is quite difficult to review this book without giving away the plot. It is something each person needs to read for themself. A departure from his usual genre, I Know Why the Angels Dance just proves the versatility of Bryan Davis as an author.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
(From the Cover)
What happens when the darkness of unspeakable tragedy collides with the infinite glory of heaven? What salve can heal the deepest of wounds when dawn breaks and the nightmare is real? What words can console a grieving father or mother when the blossom of the womb fades and falls? Images of hope, soft words that set the mind at east, beautiful memories brought home by a beautiful story.
I Know Why the Angels Dance is a healing slave; it incites a cleaning catharsis, it serves as a holy image-maker, mending hearts and minds with glimpses of heaven’s glory. It opens spiritual eyes. We are all on a collision course with the unknown. Will it be a plunge into darkness or a passing from one existence into a brighter one?
Two fathers, one in the light and one in darkness, each face the reality of that passage, and both struggle to find and apply the healing balm. Yet, God uses the faith of a child to reach out to the downcast – the hand of an extraordinary girl leads them to the healing they long for.
The reality of death meets the hope of the ages, and the victory comes in the visions and songs of a little girl. After reading I Know Why the Angels Dance, you will cherish life and family like never before, and the passage everyone must make will no longer be a leap into darkness. It will be a step into glory.
All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to charitable causes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bryan Davis is the author of the Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire series, contemporary/fantasy books for young adults. The first book, Raising Dragons, was released in July of 2004, followed by The Candlestone, Circles of Seven, and Tears of a Dragon. Eye of the Oracle launched the Oracles of Fire series and hit number one on the CBA Young Adult best-seller list in January of 2007. Book number two, Enoch’s Ghost, came out in July and will be followed by Last of the Nephilim in the spring of 2008.
Bryan is the author of several other works including The Image of a Father (AMG) and Spit and Polish for Husbands (AMG), and four books in the Arch Books series: The Story of Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation, The Day Jesus Died, The Story of the Empty Tomb (over 100,000 sold), and Jacob’s Dream. Bryan lives in Western Tennessee with his wife, Susie, and their children. Bryan and Susie have homeschooled their four girls and three boys.
Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S. From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.
Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. in Industrial Engineering). In high school, he was valedictorian of his class and won various academic awards. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and voted Most Likely to Succeed.
He continues to expand his writing education by teaching at relevant writing conferences and conventions. Although he is now a full time writer, Bryan was a computer professional for over 20 years.