By Anthony Destefano
From Publishers Weekly: "Books on prayer are legion, most often focusing on why we should pray and how to do it correctly. DeStefano offers readers a refreshing look at this evergreen topic by focusing on 10 prayers God "always" answers. "Why don't people take advantage of prayers that work? One big reason is that they are so caught up in prayers that don't always work," says DeStefano. He offers readers this guarantee: "before you even get to the last page of this book, your life will begin to change before your eyes." Prayers include "God, show me that you exist," "God, forgive me," "God, give me courage" and "God, lead me to my destiny."
“Anthony DeStefano has once again drawn his readers into the mystery of God’s love and invited us to reflect more deeply on our relationship with Him. In a simple yet profound way, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To offers insights, and indeed a practical wisdom, that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with personal prayer. I recommend this book to any and all who are searching for a fresh perspective on the meaning and value of a life of prayer, and, ultimately, for a more fulsome encounter with the Living God.” - Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Tell the Easter Bunny to hop aside! From the author of the bestselling children’s book, Little Star, comes a brand new Easter classic: "The Donkey That No One Could Ride". With breath-taking illustrations by Richard Cowdrey, the New York Times best selling artist of the Marley and Me series, The Donkey that No One Could Ride tells the tale of a weak and useless donkey whose life is transformed after meeting Jesus and learning that all things are possible if only he believes. It’s a message sure to resonate with the children who hear the story and the adults who read it to them. Christians looking for an Easter story that goes beyond chocolate bunnies and dyed eggs will be thrilled when they open this classic tale by Anthony DeStefano.
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DeStefano finds a fresh take on the events that lead to Easter. Using a small scriptural reference to the unridden donkey that Jesus rides in triumph into Jerusalem, DeStefano imagines a transformative relationship between a small, weak donkey and a figure who gives him strength and asks him to have faith. The text’s rhymes (“No matter how much he tried or he cried/ This was a donkey no one could ride”) make for easy read-aloud. Cowdrey’s illustrations focus on the donkey, conveying the development from initial lethargy to the donkey’s energetic and confident strength. It’s a welcome change from Easter chicks and bunnies. Ages 5–up. - Publishers Weekly
A Children’s book by Anthony DeStefano, the best-selling author A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Little Star, and The Donkey that No One Could Ride. This book will help even the youngest children develop a rich prayer life that will sustain them as they grow older and face the tough challenges of life. Endorsed by Fr Frank Pavone, Janet Morana, Pat Boone, and many more!
Other than breathing, there is nothing more important for any child to learn – and learn deeply and well – than to pray. Talking with God should be as easy and natural as breathing, and as necessary. What a blessing Anthony DeStefano’s little book is! - Pat and Shirley Boone, Entertainers
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For the many inspired by Anthony DeStefano's A Travel Guide to Heaven -a remarkable tour of the pleasures God has in store for us in the next and everlasting life-more inspiration is here in A TRAVEL GUIDE TO LIFE, offering an enlightening tour of the kind of deeply meaningful and happy life we can live here on earth. DeStefano outlines the path that can lead each and every one of us to renewed faith, understanding and fulfillment. With simplicity, honesty and a personal and practical look at the challenges God places before us, he outlines a reassuring and hopeful framework for living the life God has designed for us all ... even if we're not sure (yet) that we're true believers.
DeStefano offers hope and optimism to everyone-committed Christians as well as struggling doubters, agnostics and even atheists-whether we've lived exemplary lives or are sinners who've lost all hope, whether we're struggling to keep a roof overhead and food on the table or are seemingly successful and surrounded by material wealth
Anthony’s book shows that every human being is a miracle; that we are not just our bodies, but rather, we are soul and spirit, and are therefore capable of achieving miraculous things during this adventure called life.” - Tony Robbins
A recent Newsweek poll reports that 76 percent of Americans believe in heaven. Yet even avid believers have difficulty conjuring up more than vague images of halos, harps, and wispy angels in flowing robes. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be a more complete, meaningful, and comforting vision of what heaven is like, and A Travel Guide to Heaven is the entertaining and enlightening result.
Have you thought about Heaven lately? Wonder what it’s like? How you can get there? A Travel Guide to Heaven explains it all. And while it may be your final destination, it will be the best trip you ever took. Heaven, it turns out, really is Heaven!” - Regis Philbin
Anthony DeStefano has done something truly admirable. In a world beset with problems, conflicts and divisions, he has created a work of great joy, harmony and celebration. A Travel Guide to Heaven is sure to inspire millions.
- Quincy Jones, Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Composer, Arranger