Book Review: “Sky Lantern” By Matt Mikalatos

November 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Matt Mikalatos in his new book, “Sky Lantern book coverSky Lantern” published by Howard Books gives us The Story of a Father’s Love for His Children and the Healing Power of the Smallest Act of Kindness.

From the Inside Jacket Cover:   Love you, Daddy. Miss you so much. Steph.

Steph scribbled those words on a sky lantern before sending it off to her father in heaven who had passed away from cancer. Halfway across the country, Steph’s lantern landed in Matt Mikalatos’s yard.

As a father of three daughters, Matt could not let Steph’s note go unanswered, so he posted an open letter to her on his blog. Matt never could have expected the viral response to his letter that led him on a journey to find Steph—and to bring healing to thousands of others in desperate need of the loving words of a father.

Filled with paternal wisdom and reflections on the relationship between a father­ and their child, Sky Lantern shows how the miraculous events that followed Matt finding the sky lantern in his yard—and the widespread and lasting impact his letter had—prove that the bond between a parent and their child is everlasting.

Matt Mikalatos defines a sky lantern in this manner, “sky lanterns are like hot-air balloons, only much smaller. This one was made of paper and metal. The candles are long gone.” This is how God has an adventure for us. It seems so innocent. You wake up in the morning after a storm and there is trash on your lawn. You go out to throw it away and that is when you find out about the girl whose father died. So Matt went on the internet to try to find this girl and in the process of doing that so many others were also touched. I think this is epic. In an effort to reach out to one person God was able to have Matt reach out to many. “Sky Lantern” is the story of what he did and What God allowed him to accomplish. It is a marvelous story.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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