Today, on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, this is also the first day of Jean Heimann’s Virtual Book Tour for her new book, “Learning to Love With the Saints.”
New Book Helps Readers Learn to Cultivate a Personal Relationship with God and to Trust in His Mercy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WICHITA, KS (May 13, 2016) Mercy Press announces the release of author Jean M. Heimann’s new book, Learning to Love With the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir. Available in digital ($2.99) and paperback ($13.99) editions at Amazon.com, Learning to Love with the Saints gives us practical insight into the abundant love and mercy that flows from the Sacred Heart of Jesus to our hearts when we learn to trust in His love and mercy. The lives of the saints convey precious lessons of love and guidance on how to live virtuous lives. When we befriend them and ask for their prayers, miraculous transformations can occur in our lives and the lives of those around us. Learning to Love with the Saints shows us how to develop a personal relationship with God, to grow more deeply in love with Him, to trust in His mercy and to use the saints as our supporters and spiritual guides.
Learning to Love with the Saints is the inspiring personal witness of how Jean M. Heimann was wooed by Jesus to return to the Church after being raised Catholic and then leaving her faith for fifteen years. In this riveting memoir, Jean tells the story of growing up in the Midwest in a French-Catholic family during the tumultuous times of the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War and mass misinterpretation of Vatican II in the Church in the ’60s.
Jean grew up in a stable home environment with devout, hardworking Catholic parents. As a young adult, she deeply desired adventure and romance and yearned for love; however, she searched for it with unsuitable partners. Her life took some treacherous turns as she entered into marriage with a drug-addicted abusive man, which was soon followed by divorce, causing her to leave her Catholic faith.
Throughout her life, Jean faced numerous sufferings and trials: unemployment, loss, divorce, chronic illness, financial difficulties, and emotional heartaches. In spite of personal and professional accomplishments and successes, she describes feeling empty inside. In this intimate account, Jean shares her fears, her pain and the graces she received from God to rise above her circumstances. She reveals how she came to see her own value in the eyes of God, to surrender to Him and to embrace His tender love and mercy.
Jean expertly weaves Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Scripture passages, brief biographies of the saints, and poignant quotes from the saints into her story to illustrate how the saints served as spiritual guides who interceded for her, resulting in some astonishing miracles. Through all these trials, it was the saints who restored her faith, kept it alive and helped her discover the meaning of true love.
JEAN M. HEIMANN is a Catholic author and freelance writer with an M.A. in Theology, a parish minister and a diocesan speaker, a retired psychologist and educator, and an Oblate with the Community of St. John. In addition to her highly acclaimed first book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues, Jean has had her work published in a variety of Catholic periodicals, some of which include: National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Canticle Magazine, and St. Anthony Messenger/America. Visit Jean at her award-winning blog, Catholic Fire http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/
To receive a review copy of Learning to Love with the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir or to obtain an interview, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MY REVIEW: Jean’s new book is a compelling memoir filled with experiences, both positive and negative, and with many references to the saints (including St. John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux and more!) Through Jean’s testimony, the reader can learn to “cultivate a personal relationship with God and to trust in His mercy.” With Learning to Love With the Saints, Jean Heimann has written a beautiful and moving memoir that illustrates how the holy saints’ examples not only increase our faith, but give us the strength we need in difficult times. Highly recommend!
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Book Blog Tour Schedule for Learning to Love with the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir
Saturday, May 14 — Rosemary Bogdan, Review, A Catholic Mother’s Thoughts
Sunday, May 15 — Carolyn Astfalk, Review, My Scribbler’s Heart Blog
Monday, May 16 — Lisa Mladinich, Interview, Patheos
Tuesday, May 17—Nancy HC Ward, Review, Joy Alive in our Hearts
Wednesday, May 18 — Esther Gefroh, Review, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii
Wednesday, May 19 — Barb Szyskiewicz, Review, Franciscan Mom and Catholic Mom
Thursday, May 20–Jeannie Ewing, Interview, Love Alone Creates
Friday, May 21– Patrice Faganant McArthur, Review, Spiritual Woman
Saturday, May 22 — Melanie Jean Juneau, Review, Association of Catholic Women Bloggers and Joy of Nine
Sunday, May 23–Virginia Lieto Review, Virginia Lieto
Tuesday, May 25 — Tony Agnesi, Review, Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life