joy-filled-broken-heart-rosienMary Lou Rosien shares her joy-filled broken heart in this practical and uplifting resource. In each chapter, the reader gleans some wisdom from Rosien pertaining to suffering, loss, death, grief, and special needs parenting. She tackles age-old questions, such as “Why do we suffer?” with such honesty and integrity that the reader is left knowing that s/he is cared for by a benevolent and merciful God.

As we grow older, we realize that loss of any sort will graze our lives. We always have a choice to become bitter or better, and Rosien shows us the path to a better way through The Joy-Filled Broken Heart. A short read with reflection questions at the end of each chapter and a resource that includes Scripture verses and quotes for meditation, this book is a modern gem for those undergoing raw suffering or who have nursed an old wound without deep healing. Rosien combines her knowledge of theology, as well as practical and experiential advice, in her book that is sure to bless the hearts of many men and women who are seeking to find meaning and purpose in their suffering.

I would recommend this book, because its message connects so closely with the gift of redemptive suffering that can be found in the wisdom of the Catholic Church, and Rosien strikes to deep and painful issues with grace and clarity.

Text Copyright 2016 Jeannie Ewing, all rights reserved.