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The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This is a beautiful and wonderfully written book for any daughte

This is a beautiful and wonderfully written book for any daughter or son, and for any mother. A portrait of an incredible woman's approach to life and the gifts she gave her family. It is still resonating with me several weeks after I first picked it up. Whether your re...
This is a beautiful and wonderfully written book for any daughter or son, and for any mother. A portrait of an incredible woman's approach to life and the gifts she gave her family. It is still resonating with me several weeks after I first picked it up. Whether your relationship with your own mother has been close, loving, distant, fraught, or all those things this is a story that speaks to each of us.

Through the eyes of her mother, Mary Finlayson, Mary Lou relives the life of her family and shares her own responses to the treasures of the God Boxes her mother kept over the course of many years. She writes with candor and love and shares a powerful lesson of both living and letting go. Immediately I found myself looking at my mother in a different light as well as wondering how I could incorporate a similar life view for my own daughters.

From my own experience i know that using a 'god' box for worries large and small is a powerful tool--that i have not used nearly often enough. What a great reminder of the things that truly matter in a life.

If you haven't already, visit Mary Lou's website under the name of thegodboxproject and view the short film book trailer. The audio and film clips of Mary Finlayson are heartbreakingly poignant. Also interesting to note is that Mary Lou is devoting the profits of The God Box to local cancer and hospice care charities.

posted by amyfc on April 27, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not formatted for ebook

Although a wonderful and heartwarming story, I found it distracting to read this due to the fact that it was not formatted properly for the Nook! As ebooks go, it was expensive and short, and I think I missed a lot due to improper formatting. I would like to exchange ...
Although a wonderful and heartwarming story, I found it distracting to read this due to the fact that it was not formatted properly for the Nook! As ebooks go, it was expensive and short, and I think I missed a lot due to improper formatting. I would like to exchange the Nookbook for the actual book.

posted by Marilyn53MF on May 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Disappointed with the format

    I received this as a Mother's Day gift and enjoyed what I was able to read, but the format/layout was such that each page had just a small section of writing in it, pictures were cut off and large bold type from another page would appear over the words on the page I was trying to read, making it impossible to read. I tried to resize the font and layout several times, but it didn't make it any better. I have never had this problem with any other ebook. The story itself, from what I was able to read, was inspirational - a nice idea I wish I would have thought of years ago.

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