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Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families

by Patti Armstrong, Theresa Thomas

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Format: Paperback

Item #/ISBN: 9781594171901
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Big Hearted gives you an inside look into the triumphs, struggles, joys, and sorrows of ordinary families with generous hearts. It invites you to witness extraordinary love in ordinary moments like the simple cooking of a meal or the hug between a teenaged brother and his baby sister and other inspiring family stories. Just like your family, these families experience pain, setbacks, and challenges. And just like your family, they also experience love and immeasurable blessing through their commitment and care for each other. 

In this book, you will learn the stories of:

  • A father of seven healthy boys who struggled to love his Down syndrome baby girl
  • A mother of twelve who learned an important lesson about Christmas from her children
  • A special relationship between a teenaged brother and his infant sister
  • Two grandparents in their final days who inspired their grandchildren in simple ways
  • Two orphan children from Kenya who prayed for adoption by an American family and got what they asked for!

It has been said that God cannot be outdone in generosity. The stories in these pages will show you how big hearted families experience this truth in a myriad of ways, sometimes miraculously.

About the Author

Patti Maguire Armstrong is a correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper and the National Catholic Register , and works in marketing for Teresa Tomeo Communications. She is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest book is Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families . She has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Fox & Friends, and numerous radio programs across the country. Patti studied a year of journalism at University of Detroit, has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration, and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer. She and her husband met in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, were Jesuit Volunteers on an Indian Reservation, and spent 3 years as house parents of a group home for delinquent boys. They now live in North Dakota where they are still raising the tail end of their 10 children.

Theresa Thomas is wife to David and mother of nine who lives in northern Indiana farm country. She is co-author of Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, a family columnist at Today's Catholic News and regularly contributes to Integrated Catholic Life.

SKU/ISBN 9781594171901
Product Number 71901
Size 5.5 x 8.5
Format Paperback
Pages 140

Testimonials for Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families

The family is the place where the gospel is taught, observed, and shared—from generation to generation. In Big Hearted, you will be inspired by the faithfulness of everyday families. The possibility of your family walking in victory will come into an energizing focus.

— Jeff Cavins
award-winning author
internationally renowned speaker
creator of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study