Side by Side

Side by Side
Item# 978-0-8059-5810-2

by Dianne Edgett

Times were good for Ben and Tommy. The best friends just graduated from elementary school and had an entire summer full of adventures ahead of them. Or so they thoughtÖuntil Tommy was killed by a drunken driver on his way home from their last day of school. Ben heads into the wilderness alone, grieving, blaming himself for Tommyís accident, and wondering what happens to people after they die.

Walking the path to their tree house, he meets kind and friendly Jonathan, who proves to be a good listener. Ben begins to share his feelings about Tommyís tragic death with his new friend. Jonathan begins to tell Ben about prayer and explains that God has a plan for everyone. He gives Ben the greatest news he could possibly hear: He will see Tommy again someday, not here, but in Heaven.

How does Jonathan know so much about Godís word, the Bible, Heaven, prayer, and guardian angels? Why hasnít Ben met him before? Could he be a guardian angel sent to help Ben understand his friendís death and discover Godís love?

About the Author: A Christian and former youth advocate, Dianne Edgett is wife, mother of four, grandmother of ten, and educator.

A native of Duluth, Minnesota, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She is an active member of her community and her church.

If she is not writing, she and her husband can be found enjoying nature.

(2003, paperback, 52 pages)

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