CJ the Angel Book Series by Paul Alan Gunneman

Five short children's stories featuring CJ the Angel. Re-tells Biblical stories from his child-like point of view. Includes an imaginative original Christmas story.

"CJ the Angel and The Heavenly Choir" - The birth of Jesus Christ is arriving. It is time for the heavenly choir to practice their songs. However a choir member named CJ is an awful singer. The choir director tries to fix the problem by putting CJ in charge of sound control and being quiet. But God has a different plan for him.

"CJ The Angel and The Zacchaeus File" - CJ befriends a tax-collector, Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus remains the same till he hears that Jesus was coming to town. After climbing up a tree, an offer to have Jesus come to his house and a heart-filled talk, he changes his ways.

"CJ the Angel in The Easter Week" - tells the story from Palm Sunday through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through the eyes of CJ.

"CJ The Angel and The Lost Coin" - re-telling of the parable of the lost coin in present time.

"CJ The Angel and The First Christmas Ornament" - CJ accidentally breaks the first Christmas ornament and tries his best to repair it.

For color-illustration of these stories go to lulu.com and type in gunneman

  • Classification: Universal
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Feb. 11, 2010
  • Last updated Feb. 11, 2010
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  • Kerrie Price's avatar
    Kerrie Price wrote 2 years, 5 months ago

    Paul, your book is just great. I guess I'm just a kid at heart. Your stories are beautifully written, with characters that children can readily relate to. High stars.

    Have you considered joining the Christian forums?

    Kerrie Price
    Answer the Call

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    Di Manzara [Retired] wrote 2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Paul,

    This to me looks really good. I've WL this for now. I'll come back soon to read it.

    It's me,
    D
    LEO & ROVER: THE PURPLE MARBLE ADVENTURE

  • fayha's avatar
    fayha wrote 3 years ago

    I have just read the first story and I thought it was written wonderfully it was quirky and fun just what a children's book should be. At the same time as an adult it was fun to read. A very sweet book I will read this to my daughter Iam sure she will love it. I can imagine it with Illustrations.
    On my watchlist given it a sprinkling of stars.

  • Labradors and cappuccino's avatar
    Labradors and cappuccino wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    Very sweet. Nice ideas. Have backed you for now.I'm new to the site so am still working my way through lots of books. Would you like to read my book-Help! I've swapped my mother! Only if you want to.

  • Tom Bye's avatar
    Tom Bye wrote 3 years, 2 months ago
    Hello Paul- book- C J > the angel book series- after reading all the five chapters posted, I feel that you have a winning book, a sure fire seller to all young children and or for grandparents to read to them- the writing is just delectable and delightful and C J is sent down from God to sort out various problems- loved when he is send down to Jericho and not forgetting when he is sent down to help Wanda ...
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  • Lcamp's avatar
    Lcamp wrote 3 years, 2 months ago
    Hello Paul, I really enjoyed your stories! Especially chapter 3. Wow, what a magnificent way to play out the crucifiction story for not just children, but adults to clearly see the picture and understand. You have a great gift ability to break down a story and give it life that a child can appreciate. I know this book will do well and hope it is picked up by a publisher. These stories would make a great screen play. One small ...
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    Owlbyrd wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    I agree with all the other folks who stated that they were thoroughly pleased and even enlightened by this story. Especially compelling was the sentiments expressed by those who claim to not believe or have lost faith in God. One thing I might add is what someone else posted about going on a bit much and changing the possible age preference or audience. I'm not sure if the second paragraph's second sentence," He could not carry a tune..." is a ...
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  • ThePauleman's avatar
    ThePauleman Author wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words. May you and yours have a very Blessed Christmas. ((smile))[QUOTE] Paul Alan Gunneman, After finally getting a chance to give it a longer peek, I found the CJ the Angel collection to be great. Coincidentally I read the Christmas story. It was nice to see a simple concept and what consequences happened. It was also nice to reiterate the fact even though what CJ did was a mistake, he was still able ...
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  • Lee Tarvis's avatar
    Lee Tarvis wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    Paul Alan Gunneman, After finally getting a chance to give it a longer peek, I found the CJ the Angel collection to be great. Coincidentally I read the Christmas story. It was nice to see a simple concept and what consequences happened. It was also nice to reiterate the fact even though what CJ did was a mistake, he was still able to turn it [inadvertently] into something good due the people he touched/affected in the process or righting a ...
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  • Dael's avatar
    Dael wrote 4 years, 1 month ago

    Interesting Take into Heavens' activities and I like the character of CJ.
    I only read the first chapter and I like how sad CJ's life turned around when and where he least expected so.
    That is so how our dear God works with us!
    Rated.
    Daelle Worth~ Rebirthed... From on High

  • Raven Scott's avatar
    Raven Scott wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    JUST READ ANOTHER STORY FROM YOUR BOOK AND IT IS ON MY SHELF. i'M NOT WRITING THIS FOR ANY RETURN. I DO HONESTLY THINK YOUR BOOK IS VERY, VERY GOOD. THE STORIES AMUSE MY YOUNGSTERS IN CHURCH AND I POINT THEM ALL TO THIS SITE AND YOUR BOOK.

    Rev Raven Scott

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    brunworthdds wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    My kids would love these! Backed!! I wish you the best in your pursuits. What a way to tell the biblical stories in a way a child can understand great job. I was hoping you could read my Children's book as well and let me know what you think. it is called "May Hammer Is Hiding: A Peek at The Fifth Commandment"

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    mikechurch [Retired] wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Lovely simple stories. I can see these going down very well at Sunday School, for example. I think we all have memories of being kids, breaking something, and being terrified of the consequences. Or was it just me?!

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    livloo [Retired] wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Simple and delightful, my daughters would like to read this. Every success

    Clare
    A Policeman's Lot

  • SingingOwl's avatar
    SingingOwl wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    I LOVE this! Best wishes! Backed.

  • J.S.Fairfield's avatar
    J.S.Fairfield wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    This is a simple and beautiful work Paul. After reading books and watching on television one murder and tragedy after another it was refreshing to read this tale and feel hope once again spring anew. Thanks Paul

  • Runningwolf's avatar
    Runningwolf wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Paul.

    Well written set of stories. This should appeal to all children there is truth and wry humour in your writing. Backed. James.

  • Eunice Attwood's avatar
    Eunice Attwood wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    I love this very original concept. You have done a wonderful job in relating these stories, adding a slightly different twist to the bible stories we have grown up with. Your little angel is the perfect character to bring these stories to life. I loved your book. I too, have written about a little angel in my children's books. Backed - Eunice - The Temple Dancer.

  • todd89's avatar
    todd89 wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Very well done and I enjoyed it

    I'll put it on my watchlist

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    lavery51 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Paul, what a cute book. I like this for kids as it personalizes the Bible, with their little friend CJ> I really enjoyed the Christmas ornament. There is such a need for good children's Christian books so good luck, lynne///P>S> could you take a look at You-Turn.