Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen is a story written about a boy named Cole Matthews who is a nuisance to everyone around him. This delinquent has been in trouble with the law since he was a mere child. His latest crime? Almost beating a kid to death after a boy named Peter told on him for robbing a hardware store. Cole is sent to court where they will decide his future.
It’s what you make of it. What you focus on becomes reality. Everybody carries anger inside. But also happiness.” -pg. 145 On the other hand, the Ghost of Spirit Bear is about accepting others differences and not judging a book by it’s cover.
The book Ghost of Spirit Bear is a sequel to the book Touching Spirit Bear. I enjoyed this book because it has a good story and plot. While this book is not as adventurous or moving as the first book Ghost of Spirit Bear still has a good plot and creates vivid pictures in your mind while reading. I prefered Touching Spirit Bear over this book because it has more adventure and a more shocking story. The book consists mainly of the same characters but more were added when Peter and Cole go to school.
In the book Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, a boy named Cole who beats up this kid name Peter because he told on him for robbing a hardware store. Cole was about to go to jail for what he did but then his parole officer named Garvey told him about this thing called the Circle Justice. The Circle Justice is a native american form a justice where they seek more for healing then for just having a normal punishment. So in the book Cole goes to Alaska to seek that healing. Throughout the book Cole changes a lot and he learns a lot of new lessons on this journey.
Then at the end of the book when Peter and Cole see the spirit bear together, the relationship developed into the beginning of a friendship. “Peter insisted. ‘Will anyone believe us?’ ‘It doesn’t matter what other people think or believe,’ Cole said. ‘It’s what you believe. That’s what’s important’”(285).
In the story family is a very important thing as is home. When he was on his journey he was missing his family at some points he also wanted it to be over so he could be home and with his family. In book five lines 219-224 he says “what I want and all my days I pine for is to go back to my house and see my day of homecoming. And if some god batters me far out on the wine-blue water, I will endure it, keeping a stubborn spirit inside me, for already I have suffered much and done much hard work on the waves and in the fighting. So, let this adventure follow."
The story Touching Spirit Bear is a novel by Ben Mikaelson is a story set in present day Alaska. Cole Mathew was begin a mean kid and I don't share his ways of thinking . After reading Touching Spirit Bear Cole Matthew perspective changes because he hurts Peter Driscal, burns down his fortress and, he mouthed off to Edwin and Garvey even though he tries to find his true self and also tries to stay alive. He saw the world as it being a bad place and i don't se the world as that. No Cole Matthew's see the world as a bad place but his point of view changes throughout the story changes.
In Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, Cole is a kid who focused on anger and lied a lot. In this part of the book Cole swore not to lie which is a big change. Cole was beaten up by his parents when he was younger and was raised in an environment of anger. He was forced to go to and island in Alaska because he smashed Peter Driscal’s head into the pavement. On the island in Alaska he was mauled by a bear for threatening it.
The bible has a lot to say about the forgiveness of sins - the new testament is all about the work of Jesus Christ who was sent by God to suffer and die for just that reason. To help his followers understand the true nature of forgiveness, Jesus used two parables. These parables are the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which teaches of God’s unlimited mercy and passing it forward, and the parable of the Prodigal Son, which teaches that repentance will always lead to God welcoming us back with open arms. Both of these parables relate to the sacrament of reconciliation - the humility required to ask for forgiveness, and God’s willingness to do so, to restore our relationship with Him. There are two parables in which Christ speaks of forgiveness