Fear, sadness, anxiety, worry -- these are just a few of the emotions people are expressing as this novel coronavirus illness has spread across the nation and world. This pandemic has people looking for answers, with many now open to seeing what God has to say about all of this. COVID-19 is also prompting an outpouring of kindness and support for one another, as well as a spirit of unification akin to the patriotism following 9/11.
In her latest book, Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears to Rest, bestselling author and EWTN talk show host Teresa Tomeo shares insights from Scripture, Church teaching, and religious leaders on how to turn seemingly insurmountable obstacles into opportunities for growing in faith. Conquering Coronavirus also includes:
- A collection of inspiring stories showing how God works through everyday people.
- Self-reflection questions at the end of each chapter which allow for group or personal study.
- An in-depth resource section filled with prayers and quotes, comforting advice from the Saints, and a comprehensive list of other resources to keep you informed of the latest COVID-19 coronavirus developments.
Paperback, 176 pages.
"What a beautiful guide to the great spiritual reawakening we must lead by the way we live our lives! This Coronavirus time is not about the Coronavirus so much as it is about our spiritual viruses of lukewarmness and indifference. Pope Francis often talks about how we go through life anesthetized. No more! We cannot afford to. Not if we believe in Jesus Christ! Not if we know His love for us and the truth of what His Resurrection promises! Teresa Tomeo has put together a helpful guide to get and keep us on a road to true conversion. And what a beautiful tribute to her beloved mother and her life of faith! "
- Kathryn Jean Lopez
"The fact that Teresa was able to create this resource even while she was grieving the loss of her mother proves that she practices what she preaches. She shows how God didn't cause this health crisis, but He allows it so we can help reveal Him to the world. Thus, she underscores the need for us to not let fear overcome our lives, and she gives examples of how obstacles can become opportunities for a stronger relationship with God and each other. Based on real statistics, she gives us a road map on what to do during this time of isolation, pointing to some great examples we can all learn from. That is why I, and so many others, admire her work. This collection of wisdom and spiritual riches from our Catholic heritage will be a welcome gift in this time of pandemic. "
- Fr. Chris Alar
Director of the Association of Marian Helpers
"What a timely book for this current crisis! With her characteristic wit and wisdom, Teresa holds before our eyes powerful witnesses of men, women and children who are responding to the current pandemic in a way that is sure to inspire us to do similar things. And the Resource Chapter is a goldmine!"
- Fr. John Riccardo
Executive Director of Acts XXIX