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Silver Benjamin Franklin Award Recipient

The Angel with the Golden Glow is an extraordinary children's book for all ages written by Elissa Al-Chokhachy and illustrated by Ulrike Graf. This magical tale is based on the true and heartfelt story about a special little boy and his family. Join the Angel with the Golden Glow on his journey of faith, hope, love and courage. Discover with him the spiritual power we all have in warming and healing the hearts of those we touch.
Author Elissa Al-Chokhachy as a hospice nurse was moved to write about the profound love she witnessed while caring for a terminally ill child and his family in their home. The goal of hospice care is to help patients live more fully until they die offering care and comfort measures. Hospice teaches that death is a natural part of the life cycle process. This inspirational children's story for all ages touches the hearts of young and old, and offers hope and healing to parents, families and friends who have who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The message of eternal love is illustrated beautifully in this endearing story for all ages.
The Angel with the Golden Glow is a story about an angel's brief journey to earth. He is born with a special gift of healing. Whenever he shines his golden glow, sadness disappears and magically turns into love! He brings this gift to his family and his home overflows with love! Before leaving for earth, The Angel with the Golden Glow shines his halo so brightly his best friend's sadness disappears. "Don't be sad," he tells his friend. "This is the greatest day of my life! I'm off to share my love with the world. Remember I'll always love you... whether we are together or apart... one from the other. One day you too will be chosen, and then you'll understand."
The Angel with the Golden Glow teaches the importance of living every moment of life and that love and life are eternal. Families dealing with a special needs child, the loss of a child because of SIDS, Tay-Sach's, miscarriage, children's cancer, or other children's illness resulting in an infant death, the death of a child, or the loss of a loved one will find The Angel with the Golden Glow to be a resource of comfort with its underlying principle that our spirits live forever. Parents who seek out organizations such as Compassionate Friends will find The Angel with the Golden Glow offers comfort in a time of loss and grief with its' strong and powerful message of love, hope, and faith. This book's content will evoke emotion and discussion, and help instill the basic premise that "everyone has a purpose".

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