The illustrated novel "God's Furry Angels" bridges many genres: fantasy, contemporary, humor, action/adventure, supernatural, spiritual, allegory. It opens with the death of Jessica Ferguson's longtime cat, Sebastian, an alpha male known for playful, protective antics. Her husband John didn't mind Sebastian's passing so much, for that feline loved to tease him and other newcomers in Jessica's life, and the old cat's death eased a budget strained by his wife's pre-med school bills. But he shares Jessica's pain, and so to soothe her broken heart, John gives her a shiny porcelain figurine resembling her lost friend, with the promise of a real cat as soon as they can afford one. That's when strange occurrences start shaking the Ferguson household, mimicking the nuisances Sebastian was known for. These renew the anguish of Sebastian's passing, until John finds a solution he didn't expect and cannot refuse: the chance to bring home a real kitten at a very, very reasonable price. Just how Bridget entered that picture, and why she was so readily available, ties many other characters into this engaging coming-of-age saga. "God's Furry Angels" tells its tale not just with words, but photographs, all by author/photographer Kirby Lee Davis. The ebook features more than 24 images, the paperback double that. Either case, they help make "God's Furry Angels" a satisfying book for all ages.
God’s Furry Angels by Kirby Lee Davis is the most beautiful Christian allegorical tale. It is timeless and deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelves. This book can be enjoyed by the very young to the very old. Whether you read it yourself or have it read to you, it is sheer beauty. It is also a cautionary tale.
Bridget, a young kitten can be seen as a motif for all of us. There are lessons we can all learn. When life seems comfortable and safe and we have all we could possibly need, why oh why do we yearn to escape to where the grass appears greener? Why does food, shelter and love not seem to be enough?
Whose voice are we listening to? Is God’s voice drowned out by the enemy telling us that we deserve more?
Why do we wait until we reach rock bottom to cry out to God? ” ‘Why?’ she cried out, knowing only God could hear her.”
God longs to restore and redeem each one of us. No matter what we have done or how far away we have travelled, no one is out of reach of the loving hand of God.
God’s Furry Angels is a perfectly beautiful story. It will sink into your soul. It also has the most beautiful photographs to accompany the narrative. It is a pure delight for the cat lover(and anyone else).
I want to leave you with my favourite and most powerful passage:
” ‘Lord, forgive me… I have sinned against you. I am undone.’… ‘No, my child,’ came His gentle reply. ‘You are redeemed. Now come with Me.’ ”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
-- JULIA WILSON