The time-honored practices in this inspiring book will guide you in unlocking the power of Catholic devotions— prayers, meditations, and even very simple, small actions you can take right now that will bring you closer to God and also offer reassurance that we are never, ever alone. The mystical practices of mindfulness and heartfulness presented can help anyone find solace, healing, and direction during difficult times.
In Life Everlasting readers will discover that lost causes can be won by meditating with St. Jude; healings can occur by praying with the Virgin Mary; and the Holy Spirit can assist us in making important decisions. The Catholic art of devotion can help us experience miracles in all aspects of our daily lives including our health, finances, and relationships. By praying and taking our attention off our own problems for just a few minutes a day, we can take the first steps toward abandoning fear and living a life of forgiveness, abundance, and perpetual gratitude. In other words, we can experience a little heaven on earth, a little life everlasting.
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About the Author
Gary Jansen is the director of Image Books and an executive editor at Penguin Random House where he has edited and published books by New York Times bestselling authors Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Deepak Chopra, Michael Singer, Robert Barron, Scott Hahn, Gabrielle Bernstein and Greg Kincaid. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Holy Ghosts: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night; The 15-Minute Prayer Solution; and Station to Station. Paulo Coelho, The New York Times bestselling author of The Alchemist, has called Jansen's work "Wonderful;" while legendary Newsweek Religion Editor Kenneth L. Woodward has called him, "A fine writer." A frequent lecturer, Jansen has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, CNN, Coast to Coast AM, A&E, the Sundance Channel, and has appeared numerous times on the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. His website is www.garyjansen.com.
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Table of Contents
Part I The Awakening
Chapter 1 How Big Is Your God? 3
Chapter 2 No Need to Go It Alone 22
Chapter 3 The Intelligent Heart 26
Part II The Path
Chapter 4 Step 1: Be Childlike 39
Chapter 5 Step 2: Focus Your Mind and Heart 46
Chapter 6 Step 3: Make the Sign 53
Chapter 7 Step 4: Say the Lord's Prayer 57
Chapter 8 Step 5: Ask, Seek, Knock 63
Chapter 9 Step 6: Cultivate Silence 72
Chapter 10 Step 7: Give Your Life Away 82
Part III The Devotions
Chapter 11 Saints: Our Spiritual Lifesavers 89
Chapter 12 Angels: Our Constant Guardians 122
Chapter 13 Mary: Our Holy Mother 134
Chapter 14 Jesus: Our Beloved 175
Chapter 15 Reality 217
Chapter 16 St. Cecelia: A Vision and a Sort of Homecoming 223
Appendix I Spiritual 911 229
Appendix II Calendar of Saints 251
About the Author 295