The God Box: Sharing My Mothers Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go Audiobook, by Mary Lou Quinlan Play Audiobook Sample

The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go Audiobook

The God Box: Sharing My Mothers Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go Audiobook, by Mary Lou Quinlan Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Mary Lou Quinlan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469257778

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

10

Longest Chapter Length:

14:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:04 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

09:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

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 span 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 shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou 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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"I loved this book & plan to start a God Box of my own. I have always shared my worries with God & my own Dad who is in Heaven, at night before I fall asleep. But I think this is a great idea & hope to share the tradition with my daughter. On a side note, my farther was diagnosed with the same disease Mary Lou's mother had which struck a chord with me because when my Dad was diagnosed, not to many people had every heard of this disease. I poured myself into learning everything I could about it, I even frequently checked in with the Mayo Clinic for new experimental drugs that might help my father but unfortunately at his age, most drugs were not recommended. Thank you Mary Lou for sharing your families touching story."

— Denise (4 out of 5 stars)

The God Box Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " short, easy read yet profound in impact. "

    — Alison, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Molly, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Sandra, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Tricia, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love this book...think I start my own God box to let go of worries "

    — Sharon, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Easy read - lovely story! "

    — Glenna, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Liked it. A lot. Super fast, easy read. "

    — Brooke, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm making one!! "

    — Becky, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an uplifting change of pace (from Dorian, my previous read). Quick, an hour+ to read. warm, heartfelt. Made me want to be a better mother. And maybe start a prayer box/book. I said maybe. "

    — Janalee, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the idea of the God box, but the book was so-so. "

    — Ashley, 9/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The essay that I read by this author was inspiring but the book just didn't have the same effect. It was a little too sweet and I gave up half-way through "

    — Darci, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very intimate look at a family and their spirituality. I loved reading the influence the author's mother had on her family and the lives of others. Appreciated her legacy. "

    — Sue, 6/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I bought this shortly after my own Mother passed away this year, and I found the book repetitive and honestly quite uninteresting after the first couple of chapters. Perhaps it was bad timing, but I found this to be a very disappointing read. "

    — Cindy, 5/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book THE GOD BOX is a very great and high edition of Mary Lou Quinlan i love this book "

    — Starr, 4/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love the idea! "

    — Megan, 4/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " True story and quite interesting. The author writes about her deceased Mother who kept a "God Box". She would petition God to help people that she knew and people that she didn't. The philosophy of this activity is inspiring. "

    — Kathleen, 3/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A tribute to the author's mother & a wonderful idea. I have started my own God Box using the book's app, and have already added several requests to it. "

    — Sandra, 3/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " MaryLou's mother had the most wonderful faith. I love that her daughter wrote this book and started something wonderful. "

    — Traci, 2/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A clever story, sort of read like a eulogy. "

    — Kelly, 12/29/2012

About Mary Lou Quinlan

Mary Lou Quinlan is an inspirational speaker, author of three books and an expert on how women think and buy. She is the founder of Mary Lou Quinlan & Co and Just Ask a Woman and appears frequently in national media. She and her husband, Joe, live in New York City and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, along with their dog, Rocky.