Just received a letter from a reader of A Letter from Miss Wingate, book 1 in my Patch Town series. The blank note-card the reader used for the letter had a cover image montage of torn pieces of photos that at first appeared to be unrelated and in conflict with each other. The writer of the letter felt the disjointed images were a symbol of Martin’s life before his transformation began.Here’s the reader’s letter (slightly edited):
“The montage on the card speaks to Martin’s life at the beginning of the novel. But then, by God’s grace working through others, but most of all the gift of forgiveness, Martin’s life and relationships are healed. A completeness, unfragmented picture is forming.Loved the book. Brought tears to my eyes especially the ending.
Regarding Bob’s writing … every situation and opportunity was not viewed as a hindrance. I pray I can remember that.Thank you so much for sharing with me. The story of Martin for me a “down to earth” example of the power of forgiveness Jesus won for all on the cross.”
I am pleased when a story touches a person’s heart and demonstrates the work of the Holy Spirit in one’s life. It feels like my goal was accomplished with Patch Town 1.Proverbs 12:25 reminds us: Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (NLT).
Do something special today. Write, text, e-mail a note to someone. Be an encourager!
Robert ParlanteOctober 2015