Learning to Love with the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Jean M. Heimann, is a beautiful story of Jean’s life and love for Jesus. In this book, Jean artfully uses quotes from Saint Theresé of Lisieux, Saint John Paul II and Saint Teresa of Avila to help her tell her life’s story of pain and suffering, joy and sorrow, but most of all, her love for Christ.
We learn of Jean’s upbringing, in a small Illinois town in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s. We also learn about the trials and strength of Jean’s parents, as well as the trials of Jean’s own life along with her devotion to Christ. At the heart of all that Jean does, she knows that Jesus is by her side.
As I learned more about Jean’s life, I came to realize that what I thought was a “tough life” (looking at life though my own lens) was nothing in comparison to what Jean went through. I thought I had it bad growing up with clubbed feet. My trials pale in comparison to Jean’s and Jean’s parents. In reading her book, I am reminded of the phrase attributed to Jesus, “Judge not, because you do not know the struggles I have asked this person to go through.”
Jean Heimann pours out her heart and soul in this book to help the reader come to understand that with Christ, one always has hope. My wish for you is that this book offers you a clear perspective on your own life, and that when you have finished reading it, you will come to understand that you are loved and you are blessed.
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It has been an honor to participate on Jean’s blog tour to promote Learning to Love with the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir. The blog tour ends tomorrow with Tony Agnesi giving his opinion of the book at Finding God’s Grace. So, don’t just listen to me, check out what Tony has to say too!
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/