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January 23, 2014


Lisa J. Schuster
Service Station Angel
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 27th 2013
 Outskirts Press
ISBN 1478723998
 (ISBN13: 9781478723998)
(from Goodreads)
Sometimes God places you in a situation of great perplexity, but you perceive His intentions are premeditated and purposeful. Do you trust His lead? "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." - Psalms 37:7 (NIV) Ernie Price is a middle-aged, humble-hearted man who owns and operates a service station in a rural Midwest town in Upper Michigan, back in a time when full service was the only service, and you got your windows cleaned and your tires pumped for free. Ernie's life has been a reflection of God's love, giving of himself fully and graciously to people in the community and his church. Whether as music director for the children's choir or hosting the yearly Christmas party for the less-fortunate children in town, Ernie impacted lives and was loved by many. When trouble rocks the small town and Ernie is physically incapacitated to offer his help, the community is left to pick up the pieces, mourn, and move on, while Ernie wrestles with the spiritual questions of his accident: My glimpse of heaven is for what purpose on earth? Why do I feel compelled to help this stranger know the love of the Lord? Who is this stranger anyway? "Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." - Ephesians 4:2 (NLT). Faith, family and friends inspired me to write again and God nudged me to publish my first novel, Service Station Angel. I believe the words in this book are my service to you, so that you may find joy and comfort during a season of time when you need it most. May your hand reach up towards His so that you may touch another with Jesus' abundant love. Share His love often and build the heavenly kingdom!

Lisa J. SchusterAUTHOR
Lisa J. Schuster is a first-time author; Service Station Angel is her debut novel. She enjoys creative writing, reading, musical theater, ministry work with teens and youth in downtown Denver, and traveling. Fond of her hometown of Hubbell, Michigan, and the memories of the close-knit community, she wanted the place where she grew up to be the setting for her first novel. She currently resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, daughter Savanna and son Grant. For more information about Lisa J. Schuster and her book, visit the author at: or look for her book on and
Ms. Schuster wrote a lovely story about "Ernie" who was an amazing man. The author shows how a normal person can touch the hearts of people he served in his town.  Ms. Schuster put such realism in the story by using some real people and places. The characters make you feel like you're friends, neighbors or family. The characters in the book are so inspiring and they pull at your heart strings. The author was putting forth a message for all the readers to see and put into practice.  Be more like Ernie.  Ernie faces a lot of tragedy, learns to overcome it and then faces another. The author wrote this character to show us the love and forgiveness that comes from our Heavenly Father.  She describes heaven so beautifully and when Ernie sees Heaven, it touches you to the very core. You won't find this book boring.  You will read it rather quickly because you won't want to put it aside.The author shows you that it doesn't take much to be a good, forgiving, loving person. Remember, the Lord is always there to help you through the bad times and forgive and love you. The author said it all when she quoted Ephesians 4:2.

"Always be humble and gentle.   Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love."

If you love religious fiction or are just looking for a book to warm your heart, then I would recommend this book to you.  It may make you think real hard.

I would give this book 5 CROSSES.

I was given a complimentary copy of SERVICE STATION ANGEL from the author Lisa J. Schuster and Outskirts Press for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.


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