St. Jude. Devotional candles. Petitionary prayer. These things work. Here is a practical guide for readers of all faiths to discover the lifesaving power of Catholic devotions.
Gary Jansen is the director of Image Books and senior editor of religion and spirituality at the Crown Publishing Group/Random House. He is the author of Holy Ghosts- Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night; The Rosary- A Journey to the Beloved; The 15-Minute Prayer Solution; and Station to Station. A frequent lecturer, he has appeared on NPR, The Huffington Post, CNN, Coast to Coast AM, A&E, the Sundance Channel, and the Travel Channel, among others. His website is www.garyjansen.com.
Praise for Life Everlasting "If ever a book was written just when we needed it most, it's this one. Jansen has created a stunning guidebook for readers to awaken the profound power of faith, prayer, and the presence of God in their lives. Life Everlasting is a grace-inspired accomplishment." -Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts "A gifted and thoughtful storyteller, Gary Jansen offers smart and practical advice on how to cultivate a rich spiritual life." -James Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage "This is a how-to book about prayer and devotions, and a history book that includes anecdotes and examples from the lives of the most interesting holy men and women from the Christian tradition. Jansen writes like a scholar, an entertainer, and a believer. The reader is simultaneously edified, helped, and fascinated." -Diana Pasulka, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Heaven Can Wait "Jansen (Station to Station), director of Image Books, calls readers to prayer in this well-argued book...Christians who would like to know more about classic devotions will welcome Jansen's commentary and selections." - Publishers Weekly "A worthy guide to Catholic piety." -Library Journal Praise for Gary Jansen "Wonderful." -Paulo Coelho, international bestselling author of The Alchemist "A fine writer." -Kenneth L. Woodward, Former Religion Editor of Newsweek and award-winning author of Getting Religion "Gary Jansen helps us take our faith from a dry intellectual exercise to a powerful personal encounter." -Jennifer Fulwiler, radio host and author of Something Other Than God "With compassion, wisdom, humility, and practical simplicity, Gary Jansen shows that by making a small space in your life each day for prayer and contemplation, your entire life will become filled with the presence of God." -Michael Singer, New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment