Suzanne Hurley worked as a youth minister in a Catholic parish and a chaplain in a Catholic high school for almost thirty years. Originally, she thought her ministry would be more of a teaching role - to guide young people to a greater union with God. Instead Hurley discovered that it was not she who taught them, but young people who taught her. In Gifts and Prayers, Hurley shares eight life lessons she learned from teenagers, as well as, fifty prayers inspired by young people’s hopes, dreams, challenges and struggles.
Chaplains, Principals and Superintendents may find the material beneficial for use in the schools under their care.Available in print and electronic Formats..
About the Author
All her life, Suzanne M. Hurley had a secret. She loved to write, about anything and everything. Suzanne Hurley was born in Peterborough, Ontario, where she spent most of her childhood immersed in The Hardy Boys and Agatha Christie novels. Secretly she wrote stories about murders and dead bodies and detectives who painstakingly uncovered the truth. She attended Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where she continued devouring every book she could get her hands on in the mystery genre, branching out into women’s fiction. Secretly, she wrote pages and pages about women facing challenges and overcoming them. As a youth minster in a parish and a chaplain in a high school, a ministry that she loved with all her heart, she began to write about teens’ struggles, challenges and ways to overcome problems. Eventually, combining her love of mysteries, women’s fiction and teenagers, her secret burst forth in a series of novels that embraced her passions. To date, Suzanne has written eleven novels. She is currently writing the sixth book in her mystery series, has written three women’s fiction novels and two young adult books. No more secrets for her. She loves every minute of it. Book Trailers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeyse0Hrg1FRFAOOqL8J95w