Angel in My Room: A Story of Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness

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WestBowPress, Sep 28, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 108 pages
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It has taken thirty-one years, but the story will now finally be told. It’s a story of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Lillie Hopkins had a miraculous encounter that changed her life forever on the day she gave birth to her one and only child. The joy and excitement she had previously anticipated suddenly disappeared and was replaced with the unbearable realization that something dreadful had occurred and things had gone horribly wrong. She was absolutely devastated and consumed with an irreparable broken heart. Excruciating sadness, agonizing sorrow, and total brokenness threatened her very desire to live, but then she had an angelic encounter which left her with indescribable peace. You will discover how Lillie caught a glimpse of heaven and was touched by an angel on April 21, 1980, the day her beloved son, Derrich, was born.

 

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An Inspirational, Quick Read “Angel in My Room” is the second installment in Betty Collier’s “Living Inside the Testimony” series. Lillie Hopkins shares her very personal story of losing her baby and ... Read full review

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Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite
Betty Collier tells her aunt Lillie's story in this short but highly moving Christian non-fiction work. Lillie Hopkins grew up in a deeply religious family
outside Memphis, Tennessee in a time when the South was still segregated. Lillie was one of those children who always did "the right thing" and she dreamed of a time when she'd meet a wonderful young man and they'd have a perfect family with children that they loved. However, years passed and Lillie was still single, living at home with two sisters as they cared for their mother. She worked with autistic and handicapped children, but that wasn't quite enough. Lillie feared never having children so she entered into a relationship with a suitable man only to find herself pregnant and alone, for that man moved on to other things. Estatic about her baby, Lillie gives birth only to have her baby son, Derrich, die after living only a few hours. Lillie was devastated and wanted to die, but good friends stood by her, praying for her. Gradually, Lillie realized that she'd gone against God's perfect plan that He had for her.Was it that Lillie did not have the patience to wait for God to reveal her special path in life to her?
Lillie Hopkins story will touch even the most cynical of readers although the book is basically for Christians. Lillie's taking life into her own hands and getting pregnant out of wedlock is entirely understandable. She is not the first woman in her 30's to do so. The plot line runs smoothly to book's ending. Lillie comes to terms with Derrich's death and the steps she decides to take as a Christian seeking to return to God's ways and asking for His forgiveness. There are seven pages at book's ending where the reader is welcomed to write of how they have dealt with life's twists and turns and their own individual path as a practicing Christian. Because of these pages, "Angel in my Room" would be a perfect gift for an individual or a family to own and to absorb its message.
 

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Contents

My Walk Took a Detour
1
SelfPunishment Was Not Successful
9
Mistakes Are Forgiven
15
All Alone and Forsaken?
19
The Trip
23
Hes Finally Here
27
But Then Hes Gone
31
Have Mercy on Me O God
39
The Prayer Warrior and Intercessor
47
Shucks Lord Im Tired
51
Now I Really Know the Lord
55
Am I My Brothers Keeper?
59
It Happened Just Like He Said It Would
67
Are You Ready to Go?
73
It Really Is a Wonderful Life
79
Final Thoughts for Your Journey
85

Claimed by the Devil
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