"By the grace of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, a wrong number led to a change of heart. A man needed to make the right decision, and God was ready and willing to help him. Perhaps his mother or some friend had been praying for him; perhaps even he had asked for God's help. I was available, and God worked through me. Wrong number, indeed!"—adapted from Chapter Seventeen. You'll also be touched by the stories of:
•a booklover's decision to give away her library
•an agnostic who is innocently challenged by a little boy
•two young women who share a common loss
'God's on the phone' is a wonderful collection of stories guaranteed to lift your spirits and inspire your inner self to God's glory!
Including 30 stories drawn from real life experiences, some the author personally witnessed, you will find in this book many firsthand accounts Regis J. Flaherty received.
The chapters includes a brief description of a specific topic and 5 different elements from which a moral or lesson can be drawn: a story, a quote from Scripture and another from Cathechism or other religious document, a prayer and questions for reflection or discussion.The detailed contents section will makes it a cinch to choose a particular subject, perhaps in dealing with a specific family problem or even to witness to a friend or associate!
Chapter 21, a Catholic Warrior on living a humble and holy life is definitively my favourite: inspirational, encouraging and truly remarkable! No doubt it will remind you of someone you know or love!
'God's on the phone' is a perfect addition to any family library but it will also make an excellent gift for a Pastor or anyone you wish to reach!
I rated it 4 stars!
About the author:
Regis Flaherty is Director of the Gilmary Retreat Center (www.gilmarycenter.org) and a best-selling author. He has over 30 years of experience in working with Catholic organizations.
Rege's book credits include God's on the Phone: Stories of Grace in Action; Last Things First; Catholic Customs: a Fresh Look at Traditional Practices; The How to Book of Catholic Devotions (co-author with Mike Aquilina); Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass (co-editor with Scott Hahn); Catholic for a Reason IV: Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family Life (co-editor with Scott Hahn); and The World's First Christmas (co-author and co-editor with Mike Aquilina). He and his wife, Libbie, are contributing authors to Catholic for a Reason IV: Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family Life.
His articles have appeared in national and diocesan publications including: Lay Witness, New Covenant, Celebrate Life, National Catholic Register, The Pittsburgh Catholic, Catholic Vision, and Our Sunday Visitor. Regis has appeared on several radio and television programs including, EWTN Bookmark, The Abundant Life with Johnnette Benkovic, and Searching the Word with Chuck Neff.
He is a frequent speaker to Catholic gatherings on the topic of lay spirituality and along with his wife, Libbie, teaches pre-marriage and marriage enrichment classes.
I received this book free from Catholic Company as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not asked to write a positive review and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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