Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future.
"Free too be a woman of my own making."
Inspiring true stories of angelic intervention from New York Times best-selling author of Where Angels Walk, Joan Wester Anderson. From the harrowing account of a World Trade Center survivor to the miraculous rescue during the first Gulf War, these powerful stories invite us to take another look at the "coincidences" in our lives - to open our eyes to the angels who walk beside us.
"Kind of a religious in flavor."
Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson’s chance encounter with a wise, playful, and astonishing woman helped her usher in the transformations and self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when one was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self.
"inspiration for this mom/wife"
The Second Journey chronicles Joan's quest to restore her own equilibrium and find herself again. Suffused with her characteristic humor and warmth, this is a book for any woman who wants to know how to awaken her own independent spirit and set herself on a new path. Sharing her musings on love, marriage, family, growing older, aging parents, and spirituality, Joan offers reassurances that the best is yet to come and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.
New York Times best-selling author Joan Anderson gives women practical advice and inspiration for building creative, independent, and fulfilling lives through discovering who they truly are and who they can be.
"Didn't like it"
A unique, tremendously moving and insightful entry into the literature of marriage, An Unfinished Marriage will provide salutary shocks of recognition and fresh hope for all women and men negotiating their own marital passages.
New York Times bestselling author Joan Wester Anderson has chronicled the encounters of ordinary people with angels once again. In Guardian Angels, she shares remarkable stories of answered prayers that remind us that we are never alone. In this inspiring collection, the work of angels takes many forms, including miracles, healings, and heavenly visitations. These events all convey a single, urgent, and loving message: God answers prayer.
"Not as good as the older books"
Each of the 30 stories challenges listeners to reconsider their conception of angels - from the story of a former Air Force colonel whose golden retrievers served as his heavenly helpers in the Colorado wilderness to the account of St. John Bosco, who, for more than 30 years, was protected by an angelic dog as he walked the dangerous city streets. In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this audiobook is evidence that God can use even muddy paws and cold noses to fulfill his purpose in our world. For dog lovers and anyone who believes in the presence of angels, Angelic Tails will uplift and inspire