Billy Coffey introduced us to Leah Norcross, the 9-year-old girl with a stutter, the child of the psychologist in the small town called Mattingly. In the book “When Mockingbirds Sing”, Leah had an imaginary friend, the Rainbow Man, who gave her inspiration to paint breathtaking pictures in detail.
Leah was not really the most popular girl in town. Only until a guy named Barney Moore who won the $250 million jackpot lottery that the town took notice of Leah’s own world. Moore bet on the numbers he saw on a painting Leah gave him. When Moore spread the good news about his lottery luck, the town folks began to wonder and recheck their faith in God. As Leah and her invisible friend changed the lives of the people living in the small town, one question remained unanswered — was God talking to Leah in the form of the Rainbow Man? Is Rainbow Man God-sent, guiding Leah’s words and arts?
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The church minister refused to believe that Leah can hear from God. Leah’s father, Tom Norcross, was a non-believer of God, but believed her daughter was telling the truth.
Author Coffey asked this, “What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?” To answer the question, you need to grab a copy of the book. It was one of the best books I’ve read this year so far. The book weaved a story that was both inspiring and riveting — a story of faith, a story of trust.
I am now a Billy Coffey fan.
Note: I received this book free from the publisher. The opinions you read here are my own.
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