Tuesday 13 March 2012

Review - The God Box by Mary Lou Quinlan

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to review this book for NetGalley on behalf of Greenleaf Book Group Press.

The God Box : Sharing my mother's gift of faith, love and letting go 
Mary Lou Quinlan

The God Box 

My Review

When Mary Finlayson dies, her legacy is discovered in mismatched boxes which, when opened reveal dozens of tiny messages, all hand written pleas to God. On handy scraps of paper, more often on the backs of other more mundane letters, Mary wrote down her wishes and worries. Never doubting that God would hear her petitions, Mary continued her correspondence with God, not just for herself, but more often for her family and friends who, when facing uncertainties in their lives would be conscious that Mary was interceding with God on their behalf. When her daughter, Mary Lou Quinlan discovers the contents of the God Boxes, she is sure that her mother’s greatest asset is quite simply- love.

I thought that this book was enchanting, not just in the simplicity of its style, but, for me, what shone through the narrative was the love that this mother and daughter had for each other. Whilst Mary was the glue that held them together, her lasting legacy to Mary Lou, reinforced the belief that the bond between mother and daughter is unshakeable, and everlasting.

The God Box is well worth reading, and would make a perfect gift for mother’s everywhere.


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