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The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God
Author: Judy Landrieu Klein
Foreword by: Lisa M. Hendey
Length: 160 pages
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: August 29, 2016
How do you walk with your children during times of struggle and crisis? Do you feel as if nothing you do will be enough?
In Mary's Way, a heartfelt book for moms who struggle to guide children through the various stages of their lives, Catholic speaker and teacher Judy Landrieu Klein shows how her own crisis of faith helped her release her children to the care of the Blessed Mother. In doing so, Klein shows you how to find the love, joy, and peace of Our Lord as you surrender your will to him.
Judy Landrieu Klein struggled with her faith as she lived through her son’s near-fatal addiction to drugs and her daughter’s painful anxiety. She discovered she couldn’t handle the relentless pressure of life not measuring up to her expectations and it was eating away at her family.
Klein considered Mary’s reaction to the events in the life of Jesus. She meditated on Mary’s fiat and her prayer of total surrender to God’s will and saw how this act of obedience carried on throughout Mary’s life as she witnessed the life of her son. As Klein focused on her devotion to the Blessed Mother, her life and faith were transformed.
In Mary’s Way, Klein reflects on the Annunciation and describes her own to struggle to embrace the will of God by surrendering control of her family planning. She meditates on Mary’s powerlessness during the Crucifixion, finding a place of calming surrender during her own son’s escalating battle with addiction.
Klein shows how you can become a more powerful intercessor for yourself and your children. When you finish reading this book, you’ll find yourself turning to Mary and surrendering yourself and your children more fully to God.
Features & Benefits
- A prayer resource for mothers struggling to parent children in difficult circumstances, from a mother who has been there.
- Judy Landrieu Klein is a popular speaker and mother of Catholic musician Kara Klein. This mother-daughter team is a popular feature at many Catholic conferences and events.
- The Kindle edition of her book Miracle Man was a number one bestseller in the "Catholicism" category on Amazon.
"Klein is a companion who every mom will want on their own journey."
"In Mary’s Way, you’ll discover Judy Klein’s powerful story. If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself staying up late to read it, getting invested in the lessons she shares, and adjusting your viewpoint on many things. Klein is a companion who every mom will want on their own journey."
Catholic writer, blogger, and editor of Word By Word
"Klein’s ‘yes’ to God can be our yes, too."
"Judy Landieu Klein’s stories invite us into a deeper relationship with the Lord and the Blessed Mother, encouraging us to ‘yield to God and say yes to him in whatever life brings.’ Klein’s ‘yes’ to God, modeled after the Blessed Virgin Mary’s fiat, can be our yes, too."
Maria Morera Johnson
Author of My Badass Book of Saints
"Vivid personal stories of suffering and joy."
"Through vivid personal stories of suffering and joy, Judy shares her own mother’s heart, and how she came to know the most blessed of all mothers, Mary. Mary’s Way is about both—the power of our own maternal prayers, and Mary’s motherly interceding for us."
Author of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious
"Poignant and relatable storytelling."
"With poignant and relatable storytelling, Judy invites us into the intimacy of her profound sorrows as a wife, mother, sister and daughter in the hopes that the lessons of faith she learned will benefit us in our own struggles. If you’re a mother or grandmother, you need Mary’s Way."
Catholic author, speaker, and musician
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- The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion
- A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy
- Divine Mercy for Moms
- Don't Forget to Say Thank You
- Getting Past Perfect
- Giving Thanks and Letting Go
- Good Enough Is Good Enough
- The Handbook for Catholic Moms
- Imitating Mary
- Small Steps for Catholic Moms
- Kresta in the Afternoon