Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God's Abundance When All Seems Lost
Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God's Abundance When All Seems Lost  -     By: Karen Beattie
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Loyola Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.4 X 5.4 X 0.7 (inches)
ISBN: 0829438424
ISBN-13: 9780829438420

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What does it mean to live an abundant life? Some might say living abundantly means living comfortably, having the family you always dreamed of, receiving accolades from your peers, in short—living a life that is commonly accepted by many as blessed. But what if having an abundant life is more than the "good life"? Can we actually be blessed in the midst of serious disappointments and setbacks?

In Rock-Bottom Blessings, Karen Beattie makes the case that true abundance is found in the transformation that happens when we experience God’s presence during periods of grief, loss, and disappointment. With the help of her friends and her newfound Catholic faith, she learns to trust that God’s plan is better than hers. Beattie began to see life’s challenges as gifts to be accepted like all other gifts: with reverence and gratitude.

Beattie’s story makes abundantly clear: it is the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ (the paschal mystery) that can inspire us not only to find blessings in every season of our lives, but to be utterly transformed by God’s riches.

Author Bio

Karen Beattie has a master's degree in journalism and has written about women's issues, the arts, and spirituality for several publications including Christianity Today, Today's Christian Woman, Bear Deluxe, and Midwest Living. She has taught writing workshops and served as a judge for the ECPA Christian Book Awards®. She currently works as writing director for a digital creative agency. She recently became a Catholic and attends Old St. Patrick's, the second oldest Catholic parish in Chicago. She lives with her husband and daughter on the north side of the Windy City.

Editorial Reviews

"For some reason, we need limitation to make contact with abundance, we need one person's story to find the depth of our own, we need to go down before we know what up really is.  Karen Beattie will help you do all of the above - with grace and dignity - and good writing besides."
Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

 "This isn't a story about whatever you think it's about. In these pages, Karen Beattie narrates the human journey through loss, seeking to understand it through the eyes of faith. Whatever your own journey, Karen's beautiful storytelling and wise insights will open your eyes to whatever it is God might be up to in your story. You are sure to be blessed by her story."
- Margot Starbuck, author of The Girl in the Orange Dress and Small Things with Great Love

 "Rock-Bottom Blessings invites readers into the author's inner life. The book is often funny, often raw, and always relatable.Anyone who searches for meaning in times of disappointment and loss - especially those whose lives have been touched by infertility and adoption - will love this book. It's a terrific read."
- Jennifer Grant, author of MOMumental and Love You More

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