Part of the call of the Year of Faith is to renew our knowledge of and commitment to the faith that was gifted to us at baptism. Veritas is therefore happy to offer a Year of Faith: Book of the Month. These books are intended to inform readers on a wide variety of faith topics. As an initiative for the Year of Faith, you might like to start a Year of Faith Book Club in your work, school or parish community, where these publications can be discussed and shared.
Book of the Month for September: Get Well Therapy by Clair Bradshaw, R.N.
Get Well Therapy is a wise guide to lead you or a friend to healing or wholeness in body, mind and spirit. It is beautifully illustrated with elfin characters that offer messages of joy and wonder, wholeness and serenity. Get Well Therapy aims to encourage and inspire people through the course of recovery by offering thirty-eight simple quotes and reflections to help cope with pain and distress of illness. Whatever type of illness you are faced with, this book is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ to help you become well again and rediscover the fullness of life.
Write down your fears and seal them in an envelope addressed to God. Trust that the Creator has already read what’s inside.
Extracts from Get Well Therapy:
When you feel frustrated about your limitations, be gentle with yourself. Treat yourself as you would a loved one you’re nurturing back to health – because that’s exactly what you’re doing.
Sickness can make you acutely aware of how precious life is. Don’t merely weather this crisis; use it to reorder your priorities. Take time to cherish your loved ones and to experience the small joys of everyday life.
About the Elf-Help Books:
There are two series of Elf-help Books: one for children in a full colour format and one for adults with pen and ink drawings. They cover a range of life issues from a Christian perspective, including:
- Sibling Rivalry
Previous Books of the Month:
August 2013: Where God Hides by Liam Lawton
July 2013: Jesus: Social Revolutionary?
June 2013: The Gospels Box Set
May 2013: Faith Working Through Love: Prayers, Meditations and Reflections Celebrating the Year of Faith
April 2013: Dear James Anthony: Why I Want You to be Catholic
March 2013: Share the Good News: National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland
February 2013: Take the Plunge by Timothy Radcliffe
January 2013: Will there be Faith? Depends on Every Christian by Thomas H. Groome
December 2012: The Illustrated Bible: Story by Story by Michael Collins
November 2012: Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2013, from www.sacredspace.ie
October 2012: Heaven Sent: My Life Through the Rosary by Fr Gabriel Harty