The God Box
by Mary Lou Quinlan (9781608323609)

The God Box
 
Mary Lou Quinlan
Release Date: 17 April 2012
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 122
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608323609
ISBN-10: 1608323609



The transformational story of one woman's care and compassion: When Mary Lou Quinlan's beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft--until Mary Lou finds her mother's "God Box," or rather, boxes. These simple containers are stuffed with tiny notes written by Mary, praying for everything from the right flooring for her daughter's new home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Mary's petitions for friends, family, and even strangers are presented with love and without expectation--the ultimate expressions of letting go. Note by note, Mary Lou unearths insights into her mother's compassion, faith, and perseverance. And through the journey, she discovers her own more empathetic, more engaged self--the woman her mother had believed in all along.

Follow Mary Lou's emotional journey as she uncovers her mother's innermost thoughts--nostalgic, surprising and even a bit shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou also discovers her own more empathetic, engaged self--the woman her mother had believed in all along.

Poignantly written and beautifully designed, "The God Box" is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every person who, regardless of beliefs, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family.

About the Author
CEO Mary Lou Quinlan is an internationally recognized marketing strategist with 30 years experience advising blue chip clients. She's the author of two rule-changing books, Just Ask a Woman and Time Off for Good Behavior, has written for national women's magazines, and has been a correspondent for CBS News and a prime-time ABC-TV personality. She founded Just Ask a Woman with codirectors Jen Drexler, a highly sought-after trend tracker, content creator, and keen strategist; and Tracy Chapman, a fearless ethnographer and deft planner who has delved into consumers' minds and homes. Mary Lou, Jen, and Tracy have built reputations as acclaimed speakers, sharing insights at client conferences and industry events around the world.

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"In the little slips of paper that carry this sweet story forward, all of us can see the love in our own families, the yearnings in our own dreams, and the great possibilities of simple faith." --Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture (04/17/2012)

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"A beautiful and profoundly human book. "The God Box" tells the story of an unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter, and about the lifelong lessons our parents bless us with. It is a book I will keep in my heart for a long, long time." --Laura Schroff, coauthor of An Invisible Thread (04/17/2012)

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"Mary Lou Quinlan's tender conversion from an inconsolable daug--Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving (04/17/2012)

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""The God Box" is a book that you will want to keep by your own bed with your own new God Box. Mary Lou Quinlan has told the story of her mother in a way that entertains, moves and inspires. The thoughts about life and values will stick with you forever." --Jim Lehrer, author and executive editor and former anchor of The PBS NewsHour (04/17/2012)

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"For anyone trying to move past life's difficulties, Mary Lou Quinlan shares her mother's handmade and heartfelt gift of how to persist, believe and move forward with joy." --Lee Woodruff, author of In an Instant (04/17/2012)

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"The God Box is such a beautiful story of love, faith and family. It reads, from beginning to end, like an intimate and familiar prayer." --- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love (04/17/2012)

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"Mary Lou Quinlan's mother left a wonderful legacy when she wrote such heartfelt prayers and wishes for the people in her life. It is an incredibly moving and hopeful ritual that we should all consider adding into our daily lives." - Reba, musician, author, and actress

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Quinlan's mother was a woman of strong faith who wrote notes to God during the last 20 years of her life. Although her family was aware of these notes, when they discovered ten containers of them after her death, they were astonished. Quinlan reminisces about her beloved mother and details the prayers and thanks she presented to God. -- Publisher's Weekly "Publisher's Weekly"

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Quinlan's mother was a woman of strong faith who wrote notes to God during the last 20 years of her life, dating and signing many with "Love, Mary." Although her family was aware of these notes, when they discovered ten containers of them after her death, they were astonished at the revelations, hopes, and memories contained therein. An inspirational speaker, Quinlan reminisces about her beloved mother and details the pleas, prayers, and thanks she presented to God on napkins, scraps of newspaper, coasters, and business cards. The supplications span a wealth of emotions and quotidian concerns--from asking that Oprah might pay attention to her daughter's writing (it worked), to begging God to "Please take care of poor, sick, gentle Mandy," the family dog. Interspersed with Quinlan's narrative are color photos of Mary's notes, which the author maintains helped her to understand the "breadth of her empathy," explaining that her mother "inhaled a worry" and "exhaled a prayer." Though sometimes overly sentimental, the book is saturated with Quinlan's mother's charming personality--Mary would even caution family members that "if you think you can handle it better than God, [the note]'s coming out." Even for readers not inclined to bow their heads and pray, Mary's God boxes speak to the power of faith, hope, and family.

--Publisher's Weekly (05/03/2012)


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