Download The God Box mobile app!

Introducing The God Box mobile app, a companion to the bestselling book by Mary Lou Quinlan who tells the story about her mother's simple note writing ritual for caring for friends and family. This hopeful and personal app allows you to write your wishes, prayers and worries and place them in your own God Box while on-the-go. It's a wonderful way to show people you care and create legacy too.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, click here to download on iTunes.

Special features:

  • Personalize 9 unique designer note papers.
  • Save them for safekeeping.
  • Share them with friends and family via email, Twitter or Facebook.
  • Sort them by date, alphabet or key word.
  • Sign up for the email newsletter.
  • Learn more about the book.

  • Please also take a moment to watch this trailer. See how The God Box app enables people to tuck away or share thoughts, wishes and prayers with others. This trailer poignantly captures the human side of technology - and shows how people can learn to let go - anytime, anyplace, in real-time - by writing notes for their virtual God Box.


 

Come meet Mary Lou and experience The God Box: A Daughter's Story at a venue near you.
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sample chapter
Enjoy a free selected chapter from The God Box.
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reading group guide
Invite your book club to join this engaging conversation about Mary Lou’s book.
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printable mini cards
Share these mini note cards or write notes for your God Box.
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mobile app
The God Box app makes it easy to write notes on the go.
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giving back
Ask how Mary Lou can support your local cause with the book and play.
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press & praise
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  • "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"
  • "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"
  • "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 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 beautiful story of love, faith and family. It reads like an intimate, familiar prayer."
    – ELIZABETH GILBERT, AUTHOR OF "EAT, PRAY, LOVE"
  • "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

Still Hearing my Dad

August 1, 2014
by Mary Lou Quinlan

One of the most beautiful lines in Alice McDermott’s newest book “Someone” traces a daughter’s relationship with her Dad: “with my heart pinned to my father’s sleeve.” Stopped me in my tracks. That’s how I loved my Dad.  Since dancing on his shoes as a girl, I never stopped following in his footsteps, as I did in this photo taken when Dad was 88. I cherish his memory. Ray Finlayson always knew what to say to his only daughter.   How many teenagers despair in the mirror, dreading they will never measure up?  Dad...

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