From the #1 New York Times and international bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes a heartwarming and inspiring book about the incredible impact that acts of kindness from strangers can have on the world around us.
One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an eleven-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald’s. Twenty years later, at Laura’s fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mazyck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel.
Laura’s invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that angels—divine and otherwise—are all around us. After An Invisible Thread was published in 2011, readers from all over began sharing with Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with strangers have changed their lives. From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a financier who gave a stranger the greatest gift of all, to a teacher who chose a hug over discipline and changed a lost boy’s future—Angels on Earth introduces remarkable people whose invisible thread stories will move, surprise, and inspire readers. Angels on Earth sheds light on how everyone can live happier, more purposeful lives through sharing random acts of kindness.
Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen People, and People StyleWatch. Schroff has also worked as the New York Division Manager at People magazine and as Associate Publisher at Brides magazine. She lives in Westchester, New York.
Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably TheVendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible Thread, Waking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.
“Delightful… Schroff’s uplifting book underscores the power of simple connections and our ability to protect and guide others who are in need of compassion, charity, and acceptance.”
– Publishers Weekly
This shining book gives us story after story reminding us that God is always near.
– Roma Downey
"Laura Schroff's work is literary Prozac: it is so authentically uplifting and inspiring that reading these invisible thread stories immediately transports you to a higher, happier plane. This compilation proves that there really are angels among us: those unsung heroes who quietly change the lives of others and elevate us all as a result. Few people highlight the beauty of humanity as eloquently and lovingly as Laura does."
– Monica Crowley, Ph.D. Anchor and analyst, Fox News Channel Editor and columnist, The Washington Times
"Inspirational, powerful and so profoundly moving. Angels On Earth is a beautifully written testament to the life changing power of a simple act of kindness. This book brought me to tears many times. But Angels on Earth is so much more than a touching and thought provoking read. Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski have given us what the world needs right now, proof that despite the news headlines, there really is so much good in the world. Thank you Laura and Alex for that gentle reminder."
– Yvette Manessis Corporon, Internationally Best Selling Author, When The Cypress Whispers
"Angels on Earth is a powerful testament to the undeniable truth that there is a great force of love guiding our lives and our connections to one another here on earth. This book will open your mind and heart to seeing and understanding the profound and powerful soul connections in your own life. It will inspire you to embrace the knowing that we can all serve as vehicles of God - and be angels on one another's life journey's here on earth. Reading this book will change how you view your life."
– Laura Lynne Jackson, New York Times Bestselling author of The Light Between Us
"In this heartwarming collection of real-life stories, Laura Schroff explores the invisible threads that connect and elevate us. Kindness to others, she explains, activates these threads. Filled with narratives about people whose lives have been changed forever by simple acts of kindness, ANGELS ON EARTH is inspiring, entertaining, and immensely readable.”
– Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Orphan Train