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Monday, April 16, 2012
The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go, By Mary Lou Quinlan
Visible Act of Let Go, Let God.
For over twenty years, Mary, Mary Lou Quinlin's mother, made a habit of jotting down her prayers and placing them in a box that she called her God Box. This was her way of physically acting out the habit of giving control to God over all the concerns that filled her prayers. After her death, the family went through the boxes discovering how Mary used her God Boxes to help her minister to her family and others through her prayers, and the gift of listening. In the book, the reader meets Mary Finlayson and her family, and hears how one mother met daily problems with prayer and strength to raise her family.
This is a beautiful story of a mother that relies on God to help her raise her children and actively listen to others, as well as a daughter’s move through the grieving process. Toward the end of the story Mary Lou begins her own God Box, and sees the reasoning as she grows closer to God
Received Galley from NetGalley.com
Published by Greenleaf Book Group, GBG Press, April 17, 2012.