Come to the Garden – Novel (Book)
For All Ages
Jenn, a Texas homemaker, wakes up on her birthday to discover an angel in her backyard. The angel, who calls herself Margaret, is charming and funny, and she knows Jenn has been questioning a lot of things about God recently. Is he really there? Why doesn’t he show himself? How is anyone supposed to believe that God truly cares for us when we see so many bad things happening in the world? But Jenn suspects that God has been trying to speak to her in mysterious ways. If only she could figure out what he was trying to say.
Margaret is here to help her understand. The angel takes Jenn back through her memories and life experiences, revealing how God has been connecting with her all along. Under Margaret’s guidance, Jenn finally understands the messages God has been speaking to her in her dreams, through divine promptings, and unexplained coincidences. Jenn begins to realize that God has been present—and speaking to us—along the way.
Framed as a series of conversations between Jenn and her guardian angel, this charming novel based on real events will encourage anyone seeking a greater understanding of God.
“Come to the Garden” is surprising, comforting, and unique. In the book, the main character (Jennifer) is visited by her guardian angel (Margaret) in a lovely garden. Over several joyous days, Margaret meets with Jennifer to explain how God has been present and active in Jennifer’s life.For example, throughout her adult years, Jennifer has experienced unique dreams and has never felt comfortable sharing them with other people. Margaret explains the dreams so Jennifer can understand how God has been speaking to—and wooing—her. Jennifer Morgan, the author, begins the book by sharing that the story, which is told as a fictional encounter (reminiscent in style to “The Shack”), is based on her own life. The fiction framework allows Morgan to incorporate both her own spiritual experiences, as well as those of people she has met in her work as a hospice chaplain. Morgan uses vivid details to draw the reader in and has a deft touch with dialogue. The book is engaging and inspiring. I highly recommend “Come to the Garden” for readers of all ages.