I Wasn't Dead When I Wrote This: Advice Given in the Nick of Time
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I Wasn't Dead When I Wrote This: Advice Given in the Nick of Time

by Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart
     
 

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Perhaps the greatest gift we receive when we grow older is the gift of wisdom. When conversing with our children of those  younger than us we might find ourselves giving advice and thinking

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I Wasn’t Dead When I Wrote This is a recipient of the QED Seal, which stands for Quality, Excellence, Design for ebooks and applications.
Perhaps the greatest gift we receive when we grow older is the gift of wisdom. When conversing with our children of those  younger than us we might find ourselves giving advice and thinking, "If only I knew that when I was your age!" This is certainly the case for youth minister Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart--but it is especially noteworthy because this book was written in her final months before dying of cancer. After thirty years of working with teens, Calderone sums up a lifetime's worth of the best practical advice she has given and received for young people to be happy and spirituality strong in I Wasn't Dead When I Wrote This.

Calderone acknowledges that ones teenage years are formative in shaping his or her attitudes and soul-habits, but too often teens look to contemporary culture and acquaintances to develop the ways they deal with life's curveballs. She reflects upon painful periods of time in her youth--such as the time she was the only student in class who had receved just one Valentine and the moment she overhead her parents discussing how much she had changed as a teenager and how they felt they had "lost her." It was through difficult but relatable experiences such as these that she learned the lessons on how to best avoid falling apart when life becomes challenging.

It is never too late to change your life or shape someone else's--as Calderone does just that with this honest, heartfelt perspective on living written a few months dying.

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"I Wasnt' Dead When I Wrote This is a great book full of wisdom about how to live authentically and joyfully, and it’s extremely perceptive."
-- Ginny Moyer, Random Acts of Momness

"I Wasn't Dead When I Wrote This touched me in a way I wasn’t quite expecting. Written literally in the last few months of her life, this book is a gift of stories and insight to young people from a dedicated and loving youth minister. 
Johnathan Sullivan, Director of Catechetical Ministries, Springfield, IL

"Although the author was a youth minister and the book is pitched as advice to the young, her words speak to the bald, paunchy, and gray-haired as well."
- U.S. Catholic

"This book is an all around winner for the life of a Christian teen. The voice in which it is written, the issues raised, and the penetration of the inner life of a teen, possess startling accuracy. While it is written by an adult, the urgency of having the courage to be your authentic self is the paramount issue for teens.”
- Catholic Press Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829437676
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
NONE
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
331 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart was the founder of Tomorrow's Present, a leadership group for young people. Calderone was a popular national speaker and an author of many popular books on spirituality and youth ministry. After a long illness, she died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is survived by her two sons.

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