Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Roma Downey

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This exclusive Barnes & Noble edition includes a specially designed keepsake box!

Roma Downey—best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel—has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God’s comforting presence in our lives.

Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful full-color book covers topics such as courage, strength, gratitude, love, and kindness.

Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book’s central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. That though you may feel alone, you are never truly alone. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God’s love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of his creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies.

Written in a way that encourages you to “dip in and out” of its flowing content, this inspiring book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges or you find yourself in need of new inspiration

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501195334
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress and producer and has been creating inspirational content for twenty-five years. Born in Northern Ireland, she was classically trained in London. She gained fame for her role as the kindhearted angel Monica on the popular network show, Touched by an Angel. With her husband, Mark Burnett, they produced The Bible series, A.D, The Dovekeepers, and Answered Prayers for television, and feature films Son of God, Woodlawn, Little Boy, and Ben-Hur. Roma is president of LightWorkers Media—a joint venture with MGM. Downey also serves as chief content officer of, a destination website for inspiring and uplifting short form content. Roma is a longtime supporter of Operation Smile and Compassion and received the Sally Award from the Salvation Army for her contribution to entertainment and helping those in need. Roma and her husband live in California with their three amazing children and their three giant Irish Wolfhounds.

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Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us (B&N Exclusive Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
Like many other people, I have been a fan of Roma Downey's since her days as Monica on Touched By An Angel. When I saw she was coming out with her new book, Box of Butterflies, I couldn't wait to read it. Box of Butterflies is as beautiful as it is inspirational. Downey's book is part memoir, part inspiration, and part beauty. Throughout the book, Downey shares some of her personal history and challenges that she has over come to be who she is today. She not only inspires readers through her story, she also shares poems and songs that have inspired her throughout her life. In the midst of her story and the inspirational poems and songs, she also shares beautiful pictures of butterflies and nature throughout the book. Downey also shares in Box of Butterflies how butterflies have a special meaning to her and how they have been a special messenger from God at different times in her life. Her stories and the pictures all work together to create a truly lovely and inspiring book. I would encourage any fan of Roma Downey's to get a copy of Box of Butterflies. At the same time, I think this book could be real encouragement to someone who is feeling down, who is ill, or need of being uplifted through any difficult life circumstance. Downey clearly has faced difficulties in her life and has kept her deep faith in God. She also tells of her relationship with the late Della Reese and shares part of why their relationship is so special in Box of Butterflies. Reese even wrote the forward to her book before she passed away making it even more special for Touched By An Angel fans. Box of Butterflies will remind you that "God Loves You" and who can't use a little more of that? I also want to add that this special boxed edition is quite nice. For me, this book is one I will keep long term so I like having the pretty and sturdy box to keep it in.
msummers More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my favorite books of all time. As a kind of soul food, I can see myself reading "Box of Butterflies" over and over again throughout the remainder of my life. Roma Downey has been inspiring me for many years through her works on and off screen, and now with this book... She poured her heart and soul into this book. Along with her story and touching words, "Box of Butterflies" is filled with amazing quotes, poems, prayers, and art images — all of which really speak to the heart and soul. A heavenly light shines bright in this book. I've really never read or looked at a more beautiful and inspirational novel, inside and out. The same can be said of its author, Roma, who is one of the most beautiful and inspirational people I have ever known or known of, inside and out. This is a wonderful addition to any public, private, or home library! I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the book's publisher for my honest review, which I am very grateful for, however this is a book I felt the need to hold in my hands as I read it, so I purchased a physical copy of "Box of Butterflies" upon its release, as a birthday gift to myself.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Roma Downey truly believes that when she sees a butterfly it is a special blessing or a reminder that someone she loved, who is no longer with her physically, is still with her in spirit. For me, the same is true of cardinals and others may have a different symbol that comes to them when they need it, but regardless of what it is, the idea of God's love and the love of others is the same. Roma's faith is strong and every time she sees a butterfly, it strengthens it just a little more. This book is made up of poems, scriptures, song lyrics as well as stories from Roma Downey's personal life and from her well-known television series "Touched By an Angel." The graphics throughout and imagery of butterflies on most pages add to the spiritual quality of the book. The special relationship she shared with Della Reese and her friendship with Maya Angelou showed how special and inspirational both of those women were to her. The experiences Roma shares with her readers regarding the many times she has reached out in prayer for guidance from God is very encouraging. One example of Roma meeting a young woman with scars on both her wrists and her story of how the words from the television show saved her brought both tears and chills. I recommend this book to anyone exploring their faith, struggling with their faith, or strong believers as this book will inspire and motivate you to love yourself, love others and love your God. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
book-babe-311 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book on faith & Gods love for us. Roma uses some of her personal life stories to show that God is always there through the good and through our toughest struggles. I love the added inspirational quotes and poetry. Just a beautiful book! The message was extra touching at this time in my life as I’m going through some really difficult times with my health. So glad that I got to meet her in person and get my book signed. She truly is an angel in this book, delivering the most important message. Your never alone! God is always with you! A must read and would make a lovely gift to others!
Theresa Marroccelli More than 1 year ago
Roma Downey's Box of Butterflies is a beautifully written memoir which recounts the author's personal connection and experiences with God during times in her life, and from a very early age, when she needed Him most. The inspiring collection of poems, readings, illustrations and quotes are uplifting and share a universal message of hope and positivity for all who seek to know His presence is very real. The subtle signs Roma sees throughout her life in the form of butterflies are a blessing during times of great challenges and struggles. This is a great book for those seeking spiritual validation, as well as those who wish to reaffirm their faith. I would recommend "Box of Butterflies" as a gift for any occasion including Mother's Day, a Birthday or any day where someone may need a special 'pick me up'.
DorothyAliceLecours More than 1 year ago
The minute you start to read “ Box of Butterflies” your magnificent spiritual journey will begin. This is a phenomenal book that provides a spiritual awakening for each reader. The Beloved Star of “Touched by an Angel” has written a much-needed book. This book surpassed all of my expectations and UPLIFTED my spirit. I could feel her HEARTFELT words spill across each page to provide the tools to feed my SOUL with gratitude, courage, strength, and the power of stillness. My emotions ran full circle by truly feeling all the life experiences shared. The author’s personal journey engages the reader to achieve a high level of empathy because many of us have also walked a mile in her shoes. The ability to bring the reader to a state of pure Joy, Inspiration, and Gratitude was achieved throughout the book. All of the struggles and challenges have turned this writer into a PROFOUND woman to be admired for her courage and strength. This is the PERFECT book gift for all occasions especially when you need to give an IMPRESSIVE present that will touch the reader’s soul. I would recommend this book for all people you have a spiritual connection with in your life. Also, for friends who need to heal his or her HEARTS while grieving for the loss of a loved one. This book overflows with an enormous amount of ELOQUENT quotes. My absolute favorite quote by Roma Downey, “ I BELIEVE with faith we can all do the IMPOSSIBLE that life is waiting for us to step up, believe, and do GREAT things.” Each quote will capture your heart. Enjoy savoring every word while reading this EPIC book. This book was written with clarity, a flow of comforting text and visuals that are beyond EXQUISITE that take your breath away by their beauty. The symbol of a butterfly will bring a new beautiful spiritual meaning into your life and tremendous HOPE. For Roma the butterfly is a sign that God is watching. You will realize that Divine timing and synchronicity is very real when a butterfly comes for a visit. These magical creatures are gifts from God to wake us up to all the beauty that surrounds us in nature. Our collective consciousness needs to absorb Roma Downey’s message of LOVE for a planetary soul cleansing. She has radiated her LIGHT to shine its BRIGHTEST to allow us all to learn how to ignite our Divine spark to discover our UNIQUE gifts and talents. Your faith will be renewed and you’ll be ready for the Awe and Wonder of discovering the unexpected that is ready to appear in your life. Upon completion of this book your HEART will feel that it was truly “Touched by an Angel.”
Anonymous 9 months ago
Excellent heart warming
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Faith, inspirational, and uplifting.
Chariot7 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book as this is more than about her life, this is about how she lives her life from her heart, to those who are and have been part of her life, her family, her friends, and how touched I am with her writing and words.