This book is a solid dose of hope. Through her own stories and the stories of others who have faced adversity and suffering, Marge Fenelon reminds us that, no matter what, Jesus is always there for us. Jesus understands adversity and suffering because he experienced them himself. And he promised not once, but repeatedly that he will turn our sorrow into joy if we but trust and follow him. From ask and you will receive to I will give you rest, to your hearts will rejoice, and seven more, Fenelon explores what these promises can mean in our lives. No matter what situation you are facing, and how frail your sense of hope has become, this comforting, inspiring book will reassure you that Jesus is waiting to lift you up.
Jesus never promised us a life without suffering, but He did promise that it is possible to experience peace in all circumstances. In 10 Promises of Jesus: Stories and Scripture Reflections about Suffering and Joy, Marge Fenelon will show you how to live joyfully every day – even in the midst of suffering. Highly recommended!
–Gary Zimak, author and radio host
Boy, do we need this now! Marge Fenelon offers us stories of healing and hope, tied to the timeless wisdom of Christ’s own words, to lift our hearts and remind us “all things are possible for God.” This slender book is a welcome gift for our troubled times—and one that keeps on giving. Take and read. You’ll be glad you did.
–Deacon Greg Kandra, Blogger and Journalist, “The Deacon’s Bench” at Patheos.com
There is only one person who can heal the past and provide hope for the future and that is Christ. As Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, his eternal faithfulness provides a sure foundation on which victory emerges from what looks like defeat. Marge Fenelon does a masterful job of creating a mosaic of hope by combining the promises of Christ with her own stories and the stories of others in such a way that a beautiful picture of grace emerges. As you read, you will see your own life, your own struggles and you too will discover how Christ can do marvelous things through weakness. Living in the present moment with Jesus is the sure remedy for worry, anxiety and fret. It’s when your past and future meet Christ’s promises in the present moment that you too will experience a refreshing peace and joy that surpasses all understanding.
–Kelly Wahlquist, founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, author of Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy and editor of Walk In Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women and Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ Childhood through the Eyes of Women.
EWTN Foundress Mother Angelica often reminded her viewers “the cross is not negotiable sweetheart.” In other words, all of us will suffer at some point in our lives and probably more than once. In 10 Promises of Jesus Marge beautifully explains through Scripture and Church teaching, how it’s what we do with and what we learn from life’s crosses that can have a profound and very positive affect on our lives.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications (October 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1627852816
- ISBN-13: 978-1627852814
Personally inscribed by the author!