SAN FRANCISCO – Beloved Catholic author and speaker Patrick Madrid has learned many life lessons, often the hard way, he admits. He presents fifty impactful and entertaining lessons he has learned in his life in his latest book, LIFE LESSONS: Fifty Things I Learned in My First Fifty Years.
Madrid has had many interesting, funny, instructive and poignant experiences throughout his life. LIFE LESSONS is a practical invitation to prayerful reflection on God’s active presence in our lives, especially when and where we least expect to find him.
The book is filled with entertaining stories, including how Madrid survived a wild, attempted robbery; his reflections on 9/11; withstanding attempts by Muslims to persuade him to convert to Islam; playing Biblical badminton with Protestants; and Madrid’s thoughts on the great treasure of friendship.
There’s no time like the present to learn a good lesson. Madrid wrote LIFE LESSONS as a kind of monument to all the times he’s said to himself, sometimes wistfully, sometimes ruefully, “If only I knew then what I know now.”
Saint Peter’s first epistle says, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” LIFE LESSONS is a book full of hope for everyone, especially those who want to grow and experience God’s merciful love.
“Patrick Madrid shares the Gospel through short, often funny, and real accounts of the Lord’s presence in ordinary moments,” says Most Rev. James Conley, bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska. “This book will open the eyes of everyone seeking Christ’s presence in everyday life.”
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