Presents an inspirational compendium of spiritual wisdom, insights, whimsical reflections, and straightforward advice, culled from never-before-seen interviews, lessons, and broadcasts, along with a collection of original prayers and personal photographs. 100,000 first printing.Publishers Description
""Everything starts with one person . . . I don't care if you're 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world."
"If you are following God, He never shows you the end. It's always a walk of faith."
"Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach."
Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in the past and worried about the future? Hamstrung by fear, failure, or trials? Mother is here to help.
For more than twenty-five years, Mother Angelica has dispensed spiritual wisdom and practical advice to millions around the globe through her lively broadcasts on EWTN. Now she shares with you her personal life lessons and hilarious counsel as never before. Raymond Arroyo, author of the bestselling biography of Mother Angelica, has assembled an inspiring collection of her powerful insights, comic musings, and no-nonsense guidance for everyday living. Culled from never-before-seen interviews, private conversations, and recorded lessons not heard in over thirty years, to which Arroyo had exclusive access, these selections capture Mother Angelica's spunky spirit and profound wisdom at their zenith.
In "Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality," the beloved nun is your personal mentor. Together you'll discover:
How to find God's Will in your life
How to pursue inspirations fearlessly
How to make sense of pain and suffering
How to spiritually overcome personal faults and trials
Created in cooperation with Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, this devotional treasury is accompanied by original prayers from Mother Angelica's private collection. Within are the meditations, personal beliefs, and pithy life lessons that transformed a disabled child of divorce into Mother Angelica, founder and CEO of the world's largest religious media empire. Packed with real-world hope, this little book is sure to transform your life in a big way.
A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.58" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.85"
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 13, 2007
Publisher Doubleday Religion
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MOTHER ANGELICA established Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1961, and twenty years later founded The Eternal Word Television Network, which has grown into the largest religious media empire on the planet. Her program, Mother Angelica Live remains one of the most popular programs on the network and has made her an internationally beloved spiritual figure. She lives in her monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. RAYMOND ARROYO, author of the New York Times bestseller Mother Angelica, is the news director and lead anchor of EWTNews. As creator and host of the newsmagazine, The World Over Live, he is seen in more than 200 million households each week. He has worked at the Associated Press and The New York Observer, and for the political columnist team of Evans and Novak. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and many other publications. He lives in Northern Virginia.
Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Easy to read, understand and use Mar 30, 2007|
|It is a great book on growing in faith. Every suggestion broken into the most easily digestible snippets to the point where anyone can pursue growing closer to Christ by following it. Its warmth, sincerity and humor add to this excellent little volume by a great pillar of faith. |
|AWESOME! Mar 28, 2007|
|This little book is a treasure trove! This is the best of Mother Angelica! As I read through the book, I could hear Mother's voice reading it instead of my own voice. I do so miss seeing Mother on EWTN.|
She is one of a kind. Mother tells it like it is, and it's all right here in this book! So, buy this book and soak up Mother's wisdom. As Mother would say, "I don't care if you're 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world." Now, isn't that awesome?
|Amazing book Mar 25, 2007|
|This is an amazingly inspiring book for anyone to read whether you are Catholic or non-Catholic. Mother Angelica's wit shines through the pages and the list of fat saints is a list that's hard to find anywhere else but in this book.|
Also check out Nexus: A Neo Novel for story of transformation, where the main character struggles to overcome depression.
|A perfect companion for Mother Angelica's biography Mar 19, 2007|
|I found this to be a really excellent book. I also really enjoyed his first book which was a biography of Mother Angelica and found the new book to be a perfect companion to it. Raymond Arroyo has really done an excellent service by providing a sort of compendium on the teachings of Mother Angelica in the new book.|
Raymond has selected passages of her writings from her mini-books, from what she has used to teach her nuns, and from her television show and placed those writing into chapters designated by an overall topic. You are not going to find some new profound truth in her writings, but more than likely you will come to understand a truth better. She has built upon many of the treasures handed down by spiritual writers and then translated them in her own distinct way.
No one will accuse Mother Angelica of teaching via flower words. Most of what she says are more like arrows shot between the eyes using language that is quite straight forward. For example she says the following on the importance of humor.
Humor is a gift that Christians should be filled with. You must laugh at yourself so you are able to take your neighbor's faults with a grain of salt. Give him the privilege of being imperfect -- just like you, sweetheart.
She is probably also the only spiritual writer that can get away with using dodo, of which she frequently has recourse to do. If you have ever watched Mother Angelica Live you will probably be familiar with some of what is in the book. Many of her well-homed stories are repeated, but there is also much material that even fans of hers show will not have heard. Besides culling from her writings and shows, Raymond Arroyo also publishes many of her prayers that she had taught her nuns and many of those are worth the price of the book.
This is also a book that I think that even people who were not great fans of her television show would enjoy. The type of book that will make you both laugh and reflect with equal measure. Regardless of whether your a newbie in the spiritual life or a prayer warrior this book has a lot to offer and I highly recommend it for everyone.
|God is looking for dummies Mar 9, 2007|
|I was suprised by this book, because it is really a collection of thoughts, sayings, etc. by Mother Angelica. However, I was wowed by the contents. The contents of this book are moving, funny, inspirational,and at at the same time hard-hitting. This book is like a spiritual shot in the arm. I especially love the bit about fat saints. Her saying was if your'e fat, be fat and holy, and she lists several famously fat saints. This is a great book for someone who has neither the time nor the inclination to sit down with a heavy theological work, but still wants somthing with meat to it. This is exactly that book, and it is hilarious. I would like to say that some have criticized Mr. Arroyo for having a simplistic writing style. I say that yes he does have a SIMPLE writing style, but that that style reflects the tone of Mother's message. So he is being faithful the original message. I definitely recommend this book!|
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