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100 1  Sikorra, Joe,|eauthor. 
245 10 Defying gravity :|bhow choosing joy lifted my family from 
       death to life /|cJoe Sikorra. 
264  1 San Francisco :|bIgnatius Press,|c[2018] 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    211 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    This is the powerful, moving story, of a contemporary 
       family's hopes and dreams that were shattered after 
       suddenly being catapulted into a nightmare, and how they 
       responded to it. It is told by the family's father, a 
       popular Catholic radio host and marriage counselor, and 
       how he and his wife dealt with the revelation that their 
       two young children have a rare, neurological and fatal 
       disease. Initially seeming they had been given a death 
       sentence, this is not a story of death, dying, or tragedy,
       but rather one of hope, love and laughter, found in the 
       midst of incredible struggle - an outcome Sikorra says 
       that only a loving, merciful God could provide. He helps 
       all families or individuals facing difficult and 
       unexpected challenges see how they can deepen their faith 
       and connection with what really matters. And that God 
       gives us all we need to even flourish in the midst of 
       adversity. This inspiring story reveals how we discover 
       who we really are and what's really important when 
       presented with the opportunity to lay down our lives in 
       service to others. Though the Sikorras would gladly have 
       died in place of their children, what God asked is that 
       they live for them, love them with reckless abandon, and 
       give their plans over to Him. In doing so they discovered 
       their true selves, and God's magnificent plan for all who 
       choose to listen to his call. While they tried to run and 
       hide from the disaster that had befallen them, he says 
       that mercy and goodness kept pursuing them. In the midst 
       of the battles we all have to fight, the Sikorras show us 
       that God has a plan for each of us to overcome them with 
       joy so that we also will be "lifted from death to life." 
650  0 Joy|xReligious aspects|xCatholic Church. 
650  0 Grief|xReligious aspects|xCatholic Church. 
650  0 Death|xReligious aspects|xCatholic Church. 
650  0 Christian life|xCatholic authors. 
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