Gifts from Heaven: Providence in Our Family

Gifts from Heaven: Providence in Our Family

by Tom Hartmann, Mary Hartmann

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Those attracted by the way God’s Providence works in the daily lives of real people will find Tom and Mary Hartmann’s reflections to be priceless pearls of wisdom. They describe how God’s Providence has consistently pushed them to reconsider what it means to truly believe in God’s love in both the trials and joys of family life. Their rich experience allows them to share insights on concrete issues like:
• buying a house
• providing clothes and toys for ten children
• making financial choices about education
• buying cars and taking vacations
• managing family life with two parents working
• preparing for retirement
Tom and Mary note that we never know what amazing consequences may follow from our acts of love because when we love, we participate in the actions of God – who is Love.

Professionals in the field of family life (psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses, spiritual directors, and pastors) will find this an invaluable faith-based resource. Short reflection questions at the end of each chapter provide the perfect starting point for individual daily reflection or for discussion in a faith-sharing group.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013898950
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
File size: 405 KB

About the Author

Mary is a registered nurse and a holistic health educator. She has worked with families for over twenty years in schools for children with special needs. Tom is Professor Emeritus of English and Religion at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he worked for over forty years. He is also an editor for New City Press and Living City magazine. In addition to their professional work, they were responsible for the New Families Movement for eighteen years in Canada and the United States. They have been married for over forty years and have ten children and twenty grandchildren.

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