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Let Yourself Be Loved: Big Lessons From a Little Life

Let Yourself Be Loved: Big Lessons From a Little Life

LET YOURSELF BE LOVED EXPLORES THE HEART of a mother carrying a baby to term with the certainty of death. Diagnosed with trisomy 18, John Paul Raphael Leon lived only twenty-eight hours and ten minutes. Elizabeth Leon writes with unflinching honesty about the tsunami of grief and the exquisite agony of choosing to live and love in its wake. With vulnerability and courage, she surrenders to God’s plan and learns to embrace the fragility of life and the nearness of death. In the depression that follows her son’s death, Elizabeth Leon is forced to examine her own brokenness and confront the holy mystery of John Paul Raphael’s short and shining life: in the light of faith, our deepest sufferings are an invitation to joy. Let Yourself Be Loved is a road map to find that joy in the shadow of the valley of death.

Pages: 208
Pub Date: 01-04-2022
Softcover: 16.95 9781646635719
Hardcover: 24.95 9781646635733


Elizabeth Leon is a Catholic wife and mother from Ashburn, Virginia. She has been a leader in ministry and faith formation for more than twenty-five years and inspires others to fi nd freedom and healing in Christ through her speaking and writing. Her gift is her willingness to be vulnerable and love with a heart wide open despite the brokenness of divorce, adultery, death, and abuse. She and her husband, Ralph, are the parents of ten children-five of hers, four of his, and their son, John Paul Raphael, who died in 2018.

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