Publisher: Ave Maria
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In this riveting collection of true stories, Catholic speaker and spiritual director Christine Watkins inspires readers with stories of conversion and healing linked to Mary’s apparitions at Medjugorje. In Full of Grace, Watkins tells her own dramatic story of miraculous healing and conversion to Catholicism, along with the stories of five others, including a homeless drug addict, a stripper, and a modern-day hero. Each story is accompanied by scripture, prayer, and discussion exercises designed to remind readers of Mary of Medjugorje’s intercession on their behalf and God’s personal love for them. Ideal for use in parish faith-sharing groups, addiction recovery support groups, and for parish retreats.
Christine Watkins holds a master’s degree in theological studies from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. She is trained in Ignatian spirituality and discernment, with ten years of work experience as a spiritual director, bereavement counselor, inspirational speaker, and retreat leader. Watkins lives in California with her husband and sons.
“I cannot think of another work on Medjugorje so well done! Full of Grace certainly caught my attention! While many other works on Medjugorje focus on the facts, figures, historical dates, and messages of the apparitions, they seem far less significant than the personal stories of miraculous conversion that have been captured in this remarkable book. Full of Grace is a magnificent blend of real life dramas that reveal the depth of Mary’s power to intercede for us. This book will inspire you to call upon her.”
Theresa Burke, Founder, Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries. “Christine Watkins presents us with deeply inspirational testimonies of six individuals who tangibly experienced Mary’s motherly protection and care and her call to give their hearts and minds to her Son through lives of service and intercession. These uplifting accounts and the reflections, scripture passages, and thought-provoking questions that follow are sure to help one grow in faith. This book was a blessing to me. May it be a powerful instrument in God’s hands to draw lives to his grace.”
Anthony Rosevear, O.P., Novice Master, Western Dominican Province. “How much do those caught in the coils of life’s deceptive attractions long to think there is a way out? I praise God that the subjects of these conversion stories care enough about us to bare their souls so that others might have hope. Who could resist the arms outstretched of Jesus and Mary as depicted by these desperate souls? Read this book. Rejoice. Give it to everyone you know who is looking for happiness in the wrong places and is desperate for salvation.”
Ronda Chervin, Author of Help in Time of Need