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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Lou Quinlan Narrator: Mary Lou Quinlan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Mary Lou Quinlan’s beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft, until Mary Lou searches for her mother’s ‘‘God Box,’’ her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends, and strangers. To Mary Lou’s amazement, she finds not one but ten boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that spanned the last twenty years of her mother’s life.

Note by note, Mary Lou unearths a treasure of her mother’s wishes and worries and insight. Mary asked God for everything from the right flooring for her daughter’s home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Her requests, penned on scraps of paper, were presented without expectation, the ultimate expression of letting go.

Follow Mary Lou’s emotional journey as she uncovers her mother’s innermost thoughts, nostalgic, surprising and even a bit shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou also discovers her own more empathetic, engaged self, the woman her mother had believed in all along.

Poignantly written and beautifully designed, The God Box is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every person who, regardless of beliefs, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The God Box is such a beautiful story of love, faith and family. It reads, from beginning to end, like an intimate and familiar prayer.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

  • “In the little slips of paper that carry this sweet story forward, all of us can see the love in our own families, the yearnings in our own dreams, and the great possibilities of simple faith.”

    Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

  • The God Box is a book that you will want to keep by your own bed with your own new God Box. Mary Lou Quinlan has told the story of her mother in a way that entertains, moves and inspires. The thoughts about life and values will stick with you forever.”

    Jim Lehrer

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison Hammer | 2/1/2014

    " short, easy read yet profound in impact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Molly Panzer | 1/29/2014

    " Very inspirational and very interesting to read just before mom's anniversary when I am missing her so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandra Lester | 1/19/2014

    " DON'T READ THIS BOOK, Just open the cover, its your door to going home. When you read this book, its like being home not reading. You will connect with the message. This is more than a story, it will create many emotions while you read. If you enjoy immersing yourself in a book then you will enjoy a visit with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tricia | 1/17/2014

    " Love and Life brings much sweetness and sorrow. "The God Box" reminded me so much of our family's journey. "

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