A self-involved, indulgent chronicle of a woman’s personal relationship with God.
Angel Love talks to God. Literally. He comes to her in dreams, in visions and through various â€œsigns,” to warn her about potential accidents, impart advice and encourage her to write. So she does. The book is laid out much like a journal, spanning the period between January 2002 and August 2003, with an update of 2005. During this time, Love teaches English composition to freshman at a local college, working with her students on research papers that turn into spiritual journeys and continuing her own exploration of the divine. Sadly, she’s also diagnosed with cancer, enduring tremendous physical pain while managing to remain strong through her faith in God. She includes entries describing her spiritual experiences and revelations, as well as images and drawings depicting statues of angels and spiritual places. She devotes an entire page to illustrations of her intrepretation of divine communication (she construes the formations of airplane exhaust as a special message). Love’s system of faith is an inexact science of astrological references (citing the specific time of each observation seems to be an important marker), hidden messages and supernatural events. She’s verbose, overly earnest and even slightly patronizing at times. This strong brew of Christian ethos and New Age terminology may deter even the staunchest readers. While her intentions seem pure, the resulting work is a failed attempt at expressing the writer’s faith.
Should have remained a private journal.