Beloved best-selling author Joan Wester Anderson breaks new ground in her latest collection of moving accounts of miracles, healings, and angelic visitations. These stories carry a profoundly important message: God answers prayer. "Theres real power in prayer," Anderson writes. "Were not exactly sure how it works, but we can trust that Gods intense love for us will carry us through."
Anderson has collected astonishing first-hand accounts of the power of prayer: a dying infant inexplicably recovers after an encounter with a mysterious visitor; a long-lost son suddenly returns home for Christmas; a young man drowning in an icy river unaccountably finds himself on shore; a grieving widow, alone and far from home, receives comfort and counsel from angels in disguise. These stories and dozens of others show ordinary people taking their needs to God. All of them received what they needed from a loving God who responded to their deepest needs.
Writing with her signature charm and warmth, Joan Wester Anderson recounts stories that will deepen her readers spiritual lives. They demonstrate, with convincing simplicity, that prayer is the key to a relationship with a loving God.
Joan Wester Anderson
Author and lecturer Joan Wester Anderson was born in Evanston, Illinois. She began her writing career in 1973 with a series of family humor articles for local newspapers and Catholic publications, and was a monthly columnist for two national magazines during the 1980s. She has published more than one thousand articles and short stories in a variety of publications, including WomanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day, Modern Bride, Virtue, ReaderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Digest, and the New York Times Syndicate. Her 15 books include Where Angels Walk, True Stories of Heavenly Visitors, which was on the New York Times best-seller list for over a year, has sold almost two million copies and been translated into fourteen languages. Anderson is a Catholic and member of St. EdnaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parish in Arlington Heights IL., a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and a former adjunct professor at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois. She and her husband live in suburban Chicago, and five grown children and four grandchildren.