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Book Review: Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs

Published in May 2010 by Thomas Nelson, Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs, is an interesting novel about the ramifications of impersonating an angel.

Book Description

“It’s true what they say, you know: If you talk to God, you’re religious; but if you hear from God, you’re schizophrenic.”

When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp McAvoy thinks he has found his ticket to the life he’s always wanted. As a med school dropout who was on his way to becoming an anesthesiologist, Kemp has the knowledge to carry off the crazy plan he concocts: adjust the star’s medication each night and pretend to be a heavenly visitor giving her messages. He recruits her agent and a down-and-out publisher to make sure the messages will become the next spiritual bestseller and make them all rich.

His live-in girlfriends daughter, Leah, reports that she is seeing angels, which prompts her mother and teachers to become concerned.

Before it’s all over, they’ll all learn a few things about angels, love, and hope.

What I thought…

Kemp McAvoy is always looking for a shortcut or the easy way out.  On the way to a promising career as an anesthesiologist, he is forced to drop out of med school because of his easy way out attitude.  With anesthesiology out of his reach, he becomes a nurse instead.  When an actress past her prime is assigned as his patient, he concocts a plan to impersonate an angel to give her a “special message” with instructions to tell the world.  He collaborates with her agent and a publisher in attempt to ensure a best-selling spiritual guide and line their pockets.  Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs was a quick, easy, and heart warming read.  I literally read the entire 320 pages in less than 2 days.  While the book does lead the reader to consider his/her thoughts on God and things of a spiritual nature, this would not fall into an overt Christian Fiction category in my opinion.  It would be a great book to gift to someone who may not typically read a Christian fiction novel.

What I would change…

Nothing.  I look forward to reading more titles from this author.

How I rate it:


Where you can buy it…

If you want to start reading now, you can download sample chapters here.

You can purchase your own copy of Wonders Never Cease on Amazon,, and Barnes&

For those of you who don’t really care to read, the book will soon be released on Audio.

More from the author…

Visit Tim Downs Blog here.

Be blessed,


Lady V dZine

FTC Compliant Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. This kinda reminds me of The Invention Of Lying. It probably isn’t anything like that but I’ll give it a good look!

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