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.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“Compelling, lively and filled with life lessons.”
“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.”
”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