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Waiting for a Miracle – Book Review

Waiting for a MiracleWaiting for a Miracle, by Cyndi Peterson, M.D. is a story of faith, conversion of heart and a mother’s love, all wrapped up in one page-turning true story. Cyndi Peterson is a dermatologist, married to a pediatrician. She is a lukewarm Catholic, going through the motions. Too busy with the demands of the world, Cyndi paid little attention to faith and a relationship with Jesus. That is, until one day when that nagging emptiness became a bit much to take. To squelch the nagging feeling, Cyndi begins to sneak around trying to learn more about Jesus. She attends events at her Church, reads books and does some soul-searching.

As Cyndi’s faith begins to blossom, we see a conversion of heart. She begins to place more trust in Jesus.

Cyndi learns that she is pregnant and looks forward to the birth of her fourth child. However, when her little girl Kelly is born, we learn of Kelly’s debilitating situation that would break any mother’s heart. Yet, Cyndi finds hope and trust as a result of a trip to the town of Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is at Medjugorje that Cyndi witnesses miracles that deepen her faith.

How will she deal with Kelly’s genetic defect that will result in an untimely death for her child? Since both she and her husband carry the gene that results in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) what will happen if she were to get pregnant again? As a Catholic, placing full faith and trust in God, Cyndi and her husband leave that decision to God.

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This book is stirring in that the virtue of faith is on full display, as well as love, compassion, understanding and trust. Cyndi learns all these virtues from the relationship that she develops with Mary, Our Blessed Mother. Cyndi’s relationship with our Blessed Mother is amazing. To see her go from giving little attention to Jesus to full throttle – all in – with both Mary and Jesus is heartwarming.

If you are looking for an inspirational, conversion story, filled with drama, hope, faith and trust, then this is the book for you. If you would like to get your copy, then click here.

This post was shared with My Scribbler’s Heart Blog and CatholicMom.com.

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4 Responses to Waiting for a Miracle – Book Review

  • Sounds interesting. Perhaps too overtly didactic for my taste but tackles an important subject.

    By the way Virginia, I ran across your page on Goodreads not too long ago. In case you’re looking for a good Catholic book club there, I’ one of the moderators at Catholic Thought Book Club. You or any of your readers can check us out, here:

    We’re just starting Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ this week.

    • Thanks for the Goodreads news Manny. Much appreciated. I’ve read the Imitation of Christ, along with my husband. We have a standing joke on Book 3, Chapter 24. Whenever my husband gets snoopy by asking why the neighbors are doing whatever they’re doing, i say, “Chapter 24!”

  • I love that cover. Sounds like an inspiring story. Thanks for linking with An Open Book!

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