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The Source of Miracles

The Source of Miracles

7 Steps to Transforming Your Life through the Lord's Prayer

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The real secret to happiness and abundance has been hiding in plain sight, and you already know it by heart.

New York Times bestselling author Kathleen McGowan’s transformative new book unlocks the hidden power of the Lord’s Prayer in seven simple steps.

In this brilliant handbook, Kathleen McGowan reveals the true secret to a joyous and fulfilling life: using the Lord’s Prayer to create real and lasting change in the soul. Each chapter in The Source of Miracles is a guide to one of the seven steps in the process, corresponding to a primary teaching of the prayer:

FAITH: Understand that you are part of God’s plan

SURRENDER: Find the ultimate liberation and peace

SERVICE: Create heaven on earth through your own good works

ABUNDANCE: Attract joy and fulfillment through gratitude

FORGIVENESS: Release anger and resentment

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Know that you can master temptation

LOVE: Tap into the greatest power of all

Featuring meditations, affirmations, and other activities designed to help readers work through life’s challenges.
  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439149546 | 
  • November 2009
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Meet Kathleen McGowan, Author of The Source of Miracles

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Expected One and The Book of Love comes a transformative book that unlocks the hidden power of the Lord's Prayer -- the prayer that can be recited by every Christian in the world.

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Source of Miracles includes an introduction, discussion questions, and a Q&A with author Kathleen McGowan. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Introduction

The real secret to creating and sustaining an abundant, joyous, and fulfilled life has been hiding in plain sight -- in the power of the prayer that unites two billion Christians worldwide, the prayer that each one of them knows by heart.

True happiness and success can't just be wished for. The real secret to fulfillment lies in using the Lord's Prayer as part of an ongoing spiritual practice that leads to real and lasting change in the soul -- change that will manifest itself in earthly, tangible ways. Each chapter in The Source of Miracles is a guide to one of seven steps in that process, corresponding to a primary teaching of the prayer: faith, surrender, service, abundance, forgiveness, obstacles, and love.

Questions for Discussion

1. How do you make use of the Lord’s Prayer in your daily life? When did you first learn the words to the Lord’s Prayer and who taught you? Why does Kathleen McGowan argue that you do not need to be a practicing Christian to benefit from reciting the Lo see more

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About the Author

Kathleen McGowan
Photo Credit: Dana Tynan

Kathleen McGowan

Kathleen McGowan is an internationally published writer whose work has appeared on five continents and in at least fifteen languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons. You can visit her website at www.theexpectedone.com.

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