Come to the Garden

Come to the Garden

A Novel Inspired by True Events

Christian - Fiction
224 Pages
Reviewed on 04/03/2013
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Author Biography

Author Jennifer Wilder Morgan was raised in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Kent State University, where she also became a lifetime member of the Delta Gamma fraternity.

Jennifer served four years as a lay minister for the Spiritual Care Department of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and is a long time Disciple Bible Study teacher and Beth Moore small group leader in the United Methodist Church. A member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Jennifer lives in Spring, Texas with her husband and dogs.

Connect with Jennifer on her Jenn's Garden blog at http://www.jenniferwmorgan.wordpress.com/

Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite

Jennifer Wilder Morgan’s book "Come to the Garden" is a uniquely pleasant story. For many years, Jennifer has experienced visions in her dreams. Some she has understood, some have been prophetic, while others remained somewhat mysterious. One day she meets a spiritual creature who claims she is her guardian angel. God has sent her to enlighten Jennifer on the whole meaning of her dream visions, and to give her complete understanding. Margaret, the angel, meets with Jennifer on a daily basis and during her visitations Jennifer receives guidance as well as enlightenment regarding earthly events. 9/11 artifacts become a feature showing her how God desires all people to respect and love one another. A poignant moment where the Bible fused into a metal beam might cause you to wonder, as I did, why the religious groups of the world are so diverse in their beliefs. In fact, like me, you might shake your head as Jennifer’s one particular dream is shared and then explained by Margaret, her visiting angel. Experiencing these visions has been a blessing to Jennifer, and her faith has benefited greatly by what she has seen, in her dream world as well as prophetically. Sharing Jennifer’s life and how her faith has grown will surely encourage you. The angel is fiction, whereas Jennifer’s visions really do happen to her still.

I liked the book. It is a story with a difference, and that drew me to read it. The conversation between the two ladies is light reading and humorous as well as encouraging. If you are in need of a lift in your spirits, try this book.

Carolyn Rose

Come to the Garden was a "can't-put-down" sort of book for me. The novel, based on real life experience, describes how God has been present and speaking to Ms. Morgan throughout her life in the form of dream visions. In this book, her dream visions are depicted vividly, with humor, joy, sorrow, terror, triumph and beauty. As the reader, I couldn't wait to find out what Truth that God was revealing to her through each of her visions. The messages that He was teaching her were delivered divinely, and only on His timeline. For Ms. Morgan, it was multiple years before she had clarity about the meaning of some of her visions.

Each Truth-or message- applies not just to her, but to all of us. Believers and seekers, women and men, will find something meaningful in this inspired story.

This book is thought provoking and reminds us of God’s unconditional and mind-blowing love for each and every one of us.

A must read, and re-read!

Kathy Jovien

Wonderful read, and very appealing for the times given the mystery of "dream visions." You will get to enjoy the experience of a special relationship between God and the author. It is one of comfort, and speaks of his unconditional love for all of us. We all need to hold that dear. Many thanks to the author on a message worth spreading.

Ginny Geisler

Jennifer has written a delightful book engaging the reader to explore the deep spiritual truths of God's Word. In an imaginary setting with her "Angel" friend, Margaret, Jennifer with an open heart and honesty shares her spiritual journey and life experiences with Margaret, who in turn becomes her human friend and spiritual mentor. Their relationship is so unique, fun and tender, that the reader is eager to "Come to the Garden" and form that friendship too.

Marla

I loved reading Jennifer's book and could not put it down. Although it is Fiction, Jennifer's gifts are inspirational, as she teaches others how to look inward for a more personal relationship with God. I would recommend this book for pleasure reading and a thought provoking outcome.

Fran Rehm

This novel touched me deeply & came at just the right time in my life. Jenn's insight & knowledge of Scripture are inspiring, & her book was such an easy read ... Hated for it to end! (I even used a paragraph from it in the memorial service for my late husband.) May God bless her and all those who are fortunate to read her book. I look forward to her next undertaking!

Tom Stoerzbach

This book is more than it appears. The fictional (or are they?) conversations between Jennifer and her feisty guardian angel Margaret not only lift your spirits but can change the way you look at your world! Yes, it's charming, often humorous, and goes down wonderfully with a cup of coffee - but this bright new author tackles big topics! Does God still speak to you and me today? Is the kingdom of heaven far away or as close to us every day as Jesus implied it was? What does God think about the violence and war dividing His children and plaguing His creation?

This book just FEELS inspired. I especially like that it's not the least bit preachy. Jennifer Morgan's writing is as down home and entertaining as Jan Karon, yet it can be as penetrating as Frank Perretti. Will guys like this book as much as gals will? If they've ever wondered if God still reveals Himself to us today and what it might be like to talk to one of His angels who loves good coffee -- Yes!

Linda Duff

Come to the Garden is a beautifully written and thought provoking book. Our book club read the book this past August and you can imagine the stimulating conversation, especially since the author was able to join us. :) The book appealed to me on so many levels...I love GOD, nature, coffee and especially dogs. Such a good read.

Join Us in the Garden!

What a delightful book! Both inspiring, and obviously inspired. Ms. Jennifer has managed to share some very insightful and poignant truths, wrapped lightly in a refreshing storyline. Ms. Margaret reminds me of someone I might have known once in my life, or maybe someone who has known me all along. I very much enjoyed Jenn's descriptive prose, and feel like I now have a new best friend.
This would make a GREAT Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, and am very glad to have purchased multiple copies to share with those on my gift list.
No matter Who you are, something wonderful waits here for you to discover for your own Self, if you will only Come to the Garden.....