A Mother’s Prayer and a Daughter’s Dream: The God Box just made the New York Times bestsellers list!

Mom would say, “I told you so.” Dad would say, “We’ve got to celebrate!” and I am saying….”I am overwhelmed, over the moon and overflowing with gratitude”. The spark behind this heartfelt book is Mom, her faith, her hope, her compassion and her wonderful life lessons. But what also has helped the book shine is the incredible team of creative, marketing, media, design, publicity, film-making, app-making, site-building, event-planning and theatre-directing people I love. And speaking of love, I send all hugs to my husband Joe Quinlan, brother Jack and his wife Sandy, daughters Kelley and Meghan who lived this story with me. And to so many family, friends, neighbors who cheered on the little box that could.

 

The list is the one dated May 27th, so will share a photo but until then, this link  tells the story. Thank you, Mom for keeping me in the God Box. Look what you and God have created!

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  • "In the slips of paper that carry this sweet story forward, we can see the love in our own families and the great possibilities of simple faith."
    – JEFFREY ZASLOW, COAUTHOR OF "THE LAST LECTURE"
  • "Mary Lou Quinlan shares her mother’s handmade and heartfelt gift of how to persist, believe and move forward with joy."
    – LEE WOODRUFF, AUTHOR OF "IN AN INSTANT"
  • "A beautiful story of love, faith and family. It reads like an intimate, familiar prayer."
    – ELIZABETH GILBERT, AUTHOR OF "EAT, PRAY, LOVE"
  • "The courage and wisdom from the messages left in her mother’s God Box will inspire you to create a God Box of your own."
    – GAIL SHEEHY, AUTHOR OF "PASSAGES IN CAREGIVING"
  • "Mary Lou Quinlan has told the story of her mother in a way that entertains, moves and inspires. The thoughts about life and values will stick with you forever."
    – JIM LEHRER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF PBS NEWSHOUR
  • "What a beautiful and profoundly human book....I will keep The God Box in my heart for a long, long time."
    – LAURA SCHROFF, AUTHOR OF "THE INVISIBLE THREAD"
  • "A wonderful legacy…Keeping a God Box is an incredibly moving and hopeful ritual that we should all consider adding into our daily lives."
    – REBA, MUSICIAN, AUTHOR, ACTRESS

The God Box App is shiny new and ready to welcome your cares

December 15, 2017
by Mary Lou Quinlan

Since The God Box book was published in the spring of 2012, so many readers have told me that they started their own God Boxes. I love hearing stories of children creating God Boxes and married couples joining their prayer and cares in a family box. (And my mother would be thrilled!)  A 'real' God box is a constant reminder that we are not in control and that letting go is the first step to finding comfort, hope and relief for life's worries. But did you know that many thousands have gone virtual with their God boxes? To help the many busy ...

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