Book Giveaway: Rock-Bottom Blessings



This book surprised me and touched me in many ways. That makes it an extra-special book to share with you!

This week’s giveaway:


Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost

By Karen Beattie (Loyola Press, 2013)

About the book:

What does it mean to live an abundant life? Some might say living abundantly means living comfortably, having the family you always dreamed of, receiving accolades from your peers, in short—living a life that is commonly accepted by many as blessed. But what if having an abundant life is more than the “good life”? Can we actually be blessed in the midst of serious disappointments and setbacks?

In Rock-Bottom Blessings, Karen Beattie makes the case that true abundance is found in the transformation that happens when we experience God’s presence during periods of grief, loss, and disappointment. With the help of her friends and her newfound Catholic faith, she learns to trust that God’s plan is better than hers. Beattie began to see life’s challenges as gifts to be accepted like all other gifts: with reverence and gratitude.

Beattie’s story makes abundantly clear: it is the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ (the paschal mystery) that can inspire us not only to find blessings in every season of our lives, but to be utterly transformed by God’s riches.

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About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.


  1. Life has been a bit of a struggle lately. No real reason- just the challenges of everyday- trying to make our meager income stretch, dealing with whiny kids, breaking up sibling tiffs…. sometimes it all just drags me down. I would love to read this book as it sounds so inspiring! And I could use a bit of inspiration! 🙂

  2. Thank you for the review and the chance of winning a copy. I definitely want to read this book . It sounds like an excellent fit for my circumstances.

  3. So much of living the military life is disappointment and heartache. This book sounds excellent for trying to find God’s blessings in the midst of those hard times.

  4. “Rock Bottom Blessings” sounds like it has the kind of inspiration we all need at times. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  5. Courtney Schreiner on

    I would love to win this book. I have gone through many ups and downs the last 14 yrs from losing my mother to dealing with big/important moments in my life coping without her to having three kids and ppd. This looks like it could help me through and then I could share it with the other moms in my church group who have their own struggles to cope with.

  6. One of my largest collection of genre books is that of inspirational/religious. This book sounds inspiring and current. My daughter-in-law and daughter will also want to read this when I am done. We share books of this type on a regular basis. How many of us have not been in a position where we thought we had hit rock bottom, only to find angels, some in disguise, to life us up?

  7. Visiting Catholic Dad here. I’ve read some of this in preview, and its quite striking. I wrote about suffering from my own experience in my book, and she has expressed her particular circumstances (very different from mine) with great honesty and eloquence. I’d like to read the whole thing. We need a lot of witness from many people and diverse experiences, to encourage people to know the inexhaustible facets of God’s mercy and love.

  8. Renata Titterton on

    I will share this book with my grandmother. She is finding lately that her body is giving up on her, at age 87, and her faith helps her through.

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