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An Unseen Angel Audiobook

An Unseen Angel: A Mother’s Story of Healing and Hope After Sandy Hook

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Publisher's Summary

When Alissa Parker lost her daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, she started a life-changing journey to answer soul-searching questions about faith, hope, and healing. As she sought for the peace and comfort that could help mend her broken heart, she learned, step by step, how to open her heart to God's grace and will.

One step brought her face to face with the shooter's father, where in a pivotal and poignant meeting, she was given an opportunity to forgive. Another step brought her into the sheltering compassion of her community as family, friends, and even strangers reached out to buoy her up with their shared faith. And several miraculous manifestations of Emilie's continued presence and influence lifted her heart and will validate the faith of every Christian.

The story of Alissa and Emilie reminds us that the bonds of love continue beyond this life and that despite tragedy and heartache, we can find strength in our family and our faith.

©2017 Alissa Parker (P)2017 Alissa Parker

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    Laurie 05-09-17
    Laurie 05-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A must read ..."

    I'm humbled by this families courage and faith. This book has truly moved me! God bless the Parker family!

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    Christopher W. Henley 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful and uplifting"

    the author shares from her heart and tells her story in such an uplifting and positive way

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    A Lucero 05-01-17
    A Lucero 05-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "An emotional peace"

    I loved this story! I couldn't stop reading. Alissa's voice is very soothing. The emotion and love overflows! I felt like I also healed from similar personal circumstances that I've faced. I believe death is hard but losing a loved one to murder is harder. Thank you for sharing your journey!

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    Santarp 04-26-17
    Santarp 04-26-17

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    "deeply touches your heart"
    If you could sum up An Unseen Angel in three words, what would they be?

    This family's story is incredible. I couldn't put it down and I couldn't dry my eyes for more than a moment. I was in awe of their courage, strength and most of all faith....faith in each other, their family and their spirituality (no matter what religion you reference). I am so grateful that Alissa was inspired to share her deeply personal journey with the world.


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    Jamie Hall 04-19-17
    Jamie Hall 04-19-17 Member Since 2012
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    To hear the story told by the author is touching. The meeting with Peter Lanza show the amazing character of the family.

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    Amazon Customer 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "beautiful story, I'm a better person for reading"

    I loved it, such a beautiful example of enduring and relying on God for help during unbareable struggles. the Lord is able to heal all wounds.

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    "Read this book or listen to it in Alyssa's own words on audible"

    Emilee's life will never be forgotten. I love that this book is about hope, goodness, healing, peace, and angels. I love how this family has learned to see hope and goodness still even through a heart wrenching loss. If they can do this, then it gives me hope too. I only hope that I can be as strong as Alyssa is. Emilee has made a positive impression on my life through her stories that her mom has shared. May we ever be the good in this world just like Emilee still is and her family is even amidst hard things. I definitely recommend this to all my friends, family, and everyone.

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    KG 04-11-17
    KG 04-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A transformative memoir!"

    I was familiar with Alissa and her story before listening to this book. I thought that it would be similar to what I had already heard, but everything in this book was a true gift. Her words provided so much healing that I needed at this time. Her book is not self-serving or self-congratulatory in any way. It is purely a testimony of where healing comes from, how to obtain it, and recognizing that you cannot do it alone. She maintained her truth while still preserving the sacred memories of her daughter and conveying what she obviously was meant to tell in her story. Beautifully written, beautifully delivered. I was blessed to be able to hear these words straight from her mouth.

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    Michael D. 04-11-17
    Michael D. 04-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful"

    thank you for sharing your story. made my heart smile knowing you are doing ok

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    Rebecca 04-08-17
    Rebecca 04-08-17
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    "Important"

    Hearing Mrs. Parker tell of her family's experience is heartbreaking. I think this is a very important book, and I wish everyone could hear it.

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