Yes, God!

Yes, God!

What Ordinary Families Can Learn About Parenting from Today's Vocation Stories 

Author: Susie Lloyd

Foreword by: Art Bennett

Foreword by: Laraine Bennett

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-406-1

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: November 25, 2013

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By profiling ten men and women on their journeys to the priesthood and the convent, award-winning author Susie Lloyd discovered lessons that can be used by every parent who wants to raise faithful children—children who say “yes” to God.

In a culture that is often dark and discouraging, where can parents look for help in raising their children? Here are the heartwarming stories of five priests, five nuns, and the parents who raised them to be open to God’s call. In Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn About Parenting from Today's Vocation Stories, Lloyd relates some of their joys and setbacks, reveals their guiding principles and rallying cries, and passes along tips from the “master” parents. The mother of seven, Lloyd also shares some of her own (often-humorous) parenting tales, and helps readers understand the various dynamics of Catholic family life and the diverse factors that influence a child’s decision to say “yes” to God.


"Compelling, lively and filled with life lessons."

"Do you ever wonder about those miraculous parenting secrets that yield vocations to the priesthood and religious life, or simply lead to faith-filled families? In Yes, God! Susie Lloyd shares compelling stories of those who have opened their hearts and their lives to God's will, and a look into the homes that formed these generous souls. Compelling, lively and filled with life lessons for any person of faith."

Lisa M. Hendey
Author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

"Beautiful stories full of humor and heartfelt introspection."

Yes, God!is quite an interesting book that offers readers a rare chance to get to know some remarkable families of priests and religious sisters. Everybody loves to talk about priests and nuns whether or not they are Catholic—theirs is an utterly fascinating life choice. Personally, I am most fascinated by Susie Lloyd's own experiences of raising and homeschooling seven children. No matter where you are in your Catholic journey, you can't help but come away from this book humbled and inspired about what it means to be a parent. Susie does not preach. She tells beautiful stories full of humor and heartfelt introspection. You feel that Lloyd cares so much about raising kids to have faith—and it rubs off."

Elizabeth Kuhns Douglas
Author of The Habit

Live with Susie Lloyd | Yes, God! | World Meeting of Families 2015

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