Encountering Signs of Faith
The best spiritual books are those that make a lasting impression on you, that seem to compel you to want to change your life for the better.
Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God is just such a book. Author Allison Gingras tells the moving story of teaching her daughter, who is deaf, about the faith through the use of sacramentals such as medals, holy water, and the like.
Gingras had to overcome her own fears and anxieties to travel all the way to China to adopt her little girl, Faithy. Their story is one of triumph over the longest of odds. But this is not only Gingras' family story. The author demonstrates how all of us can grow in faith and love of Jesus through the use of sacramentals.
As Gingras movingly writes:
"Each of us has desires that God longs to fulfill for us. Some are so minute they are fulfilled without our ever recognizing that grace played a role. Sometimes he plants the idea in our hearts early in our lives, like my desire to adopt a child. Other times he works through circumstances to lead us along the right path."
Encountering Signs of Faith is a celebration of all that is good and holy and should prove to be a welcomed addition to your home library.