In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who'd somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. Read more...
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In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who'd somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. A voice the four responding officers assumed was the child's mother still trapped inside spurred them on: "Help me, help me." Yet, once the two victims were recovered, it was clear that the voice could not have come from Lily's mother: she'd been killed on impact.
New York Times bestselling author Ptolemy Tompkins, with the help of Tyler Beddoes, one of the responding officers who helped rescue Lily, will explain this modern-day miracle and the existence of angels in our world.
Proof of Angels weaves real-life stories into a rich narrative, exploring the history, nature, and significance of angels in our lives. With an introduction by Colleen Hughes, the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth magazine, Proof of Angels proves that the barrier between the spiritual and the scientific is less certain than we often think. Not only does Tompkins offer a highly entertaining look into a universally fascinating topic, but he also delivers a fresh and deeply reassuring message: we are not alone.
- ISBN-13: 9781501129223
- ISBN-10: 1501129228
- Publisher: Howard Books
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 208
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-01-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Tompkins, former editor of Angels on Earth magazine, tells the story of Tyler Beddoes, a police officer in Spanish Fork, Utah, who heard a voice at the scene of a fatal accident. Beddoes responded to the call of a car accident that claimed the life of Jennifer Groesbeck and left her eighteen month old daughter, Lily, stranded in the half-submerged vehicle. The authors discuss what they consider an otherworldly event when Beddoes and his fellow officers heard, "Help me, help me," and assumed it was Lily's mom speaking. It was not. Over time, they came to believe that an angel was spurring them forward to complete the rescue of Lily. Tompkins explores how that pivotal event has changed Beddoes' view of faith as well as life and death. Tompkins intersperses other historical accounts of angelic visitations through history to further build his case for the roles angels play in humans' lives. Whether one agrees with the theology presented or not, the story of Lily's rescue is touching. Tompkins' writing is inspired, a gift for those interested in the mystery of angelic encounters. (Feb.)