Are your fears, weaknesses, doubts, and anger keeping you from intimacy with Christ? Do you struggle with despair? Let St. Therese teach you perfect trust.
Learn how Therese of Lisieux trusted God through tragedy, scruples, spiritual darkness, and physical suffering. Connie Rossini pairs episodic stories from the saint’s life with memories of her own quest to trust. With Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and insights from psychology, Rossini leads readers to surrender their lives completely to Jesus.
Practical and accessible, Trusting God with St. Therese includes questions for reflection that make it perfect for book clubs and faith-sharing groups. The Catholic Writers Guild awarded it their Seal of Approval.
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Looking for a spiritual read which is so interesting that you can hardly put it down but has the potential to change your life as well? Trusting God with St. Therese by Connie Rossini more than satisfies both these prerequisites. Connie delves not only into the biography of the Little Flower but also grapples with the ramifications of these facts as they affected her spiritually and psychologically. Connie then applies these in-depth reflections on the saint to her own struggle to trust God, applying the same magnifying glass to her life. The result is a unique book which captures the reader's curiosity, holds our interest and at the same time touches our heart and inner spirit, triggering a yearning for our own inner healing and spiritual growth. Because Connie humbly reveals both her own and St. Therese's weaknesses and struggles, she connects personally with the reader, helping us understand that sanctity is possible for everyone. To make it easier to apply her insights to the reader's daily life, Connie offers Questions for Reflection and Practical Suggestions at the end of each chapter. This delightful book reveals secrets of the spiritual life which can transform the reader if they say yes to trusting in God along with Connie and St. Therese. by melanie jean juneau
As a Secular Carmelite, I have been exposed to many different writings from our great Carmelite Saints. In regards to St. Therese, I have only read "A Story of a Soul". Seeing that there was already a plethora of books on her, I felt overwhelmed by the choices and also felt that one too many books have been written regarding her, even though she is my patron saint. I kept a safe distance. A fellow blogger who knows my personality very well highly recommended Trusting God with St. Therese by Connie Rossini. I was already familiar with Connie's blog and loved her writings which emanated from a contemplative, Carmelite soul. Trusting God with St. Therese is a unique book written in a style that I appreciated very much. It is a hard book to put down and yet, you have to put it down at times to really reflect on the writings and questions at the end of each chapter. I loved how the author chronologically went through important aspects of St. Therese's life, pulling from various resources. In each chapter, a facet of St. Therese's life was highlighted, then the author shared an experience from her own life and within each chapter, a specific aspect of trust was explained and they all tied together perfectly. The author's life experiences were honest, real and raw and though I did not undergo the same situation in every case, I could truly relate to what she was sharing and was able to really empathize. In addition, you will learn the signs of distrust in God. Each chapter concludes with questions for consideration as well as some practical points to help one begin the journey of trusting God more. This book will challenge you in a way you may never have thought of before...a challenge to trust God with our whole being. I received much consolation in the mercy and love of God after reading this. I cried, I prayed, and I experienced a peace I have not in a while. I read this while experiencing several trials at once. Through the author's insights into the life of St. Therese and even of her mother, Zelie Martin, I realized it is not perfection that makes us saints but learning to trust God in every situation and at every moment, doing the best we can with the graces given at that moment. Thank you Connie for helping me to begin a new journey of trust...and healing.