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About the Author

Patricia Treece’s books have won awards from secular, Catholic, and Protestant sources. A Catholic Press Award recognized her last book, Meet John XXIII, a four-year project on the 20th-century Pope. Her work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Italian, and Vietnamese.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612610455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612610450
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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God Will Provide is a thought-provoking, enlightening read. Treece offers multiple examples of saints and other faith-filled people who surrendered control to God -- who believed that God would provide what they need, and lived accordingly. It's fascinating to read these stories. Some of them are well-known figures, like Mother Theresa or Dorothy Day. Others are some I'd never heard of before, or about whom I knew very little (Solanus Casey, for example, was a Capuchin priest in Michigan in the 1930s whose generosity to the poor was centered on a tremendous faith that God would always provide what was needed). I appreciated how well-documented the book is, too; there is an extensive list of sources at the end that is a great help to anyone wanting to explore these people's lives in more detail.

The book helpfully makes the connection between these people's lives and our own, showing how we can cultivate a faith like theirs. I especially enjoyed Treece's chapters on how to develop gratitude, retool our minds, and listen for the "negative scripts" that are often operating underneath our conscious awareness, scripts which can be characterized by a critical view of ourselves or others. She encourages the reader to confront these and grow beyond them, learning to believe that God wants what is best for us and that we can trust that the best will come ... even if it's not in a form we may have envisioned at first. All in all, Treece shows that believing that God will provide for you is, ultimately, a fruitful and enriching way to live. There's lots of great food for thought in this book.

Note: I received this as a review copy from Paraclete Press.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hope on December 24, 2011
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WONDERFUL! DEVOURED THIS BOOK IN ONE SITTING. The startling stories in here have the power to edify, console and uplift any spiritually weary reader seeking to renew their faith. With spiritual eyes, one can look back on one's past and see how the Lord indeed provided for one then, too, after reading this book. For example, it made me reflect on countless times when I got unexpected gifts or windfalls at just the right moments, thanks to God's providence (and St. Joseph!). I loved the saintly stories that left me in suspense and offered breathtaking endings. This book transparently sticks to its mission and doesn't try to take on too much theology, where other books might have easily gotten off the path doing so. The text is occasionally awkwardly worded - I had to read a few sentences more than once for clarity - but this is a very small thing, it's otherwise extremely reader-friendly, evident from how I zipped through it. I made extensive notations on it and will be coming back to it. I wish more books were as worthwhile as this one out there, and I don't see anyone not being glad that they read this book's message of hope. I love the occasional spiritual , communicated in an almost workbook-style way, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sheep23 on March 28, 2012
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Patricia Treece, in God Will Provide, has written an engaging and thought provoking book dealing with God meeting the needs of his people. Much of the book is a careful description of various saints who God has showered his blessing on through their work with the poor and disenfranchised. Yet, the book is much more than just a catalogue of great deeds by humble Christians, it strikes at the heart of godly living by providing valuable lessons for issues like money, charity, gratitude, and dealing with negative thinking. Some readers might be aware of her other work, Meet John XXIII, which received a Catholic Press Award and many other accolades.

The first chapter deals with giving to God all your goodness, all your sin and ugliness so that you might allow God to lead instead of yourself in the driver's seat of life (7-12). She brings a wise word of encouragement for those dealing with their negative traits by saying, "Acknowledge but do not be lured into over-concentration on your negative traits. Insight into a fault that leads to self-condemnation is not of God. Recognition of faults that is rooted in God leads to real sorrow form them but concentration, with joy, on changing, not self-rejection" (12). This concept is a tough pill to swallow for many. The truth comes in knowing that we bring our negativities and sin before God because he cares and is able to forgive. Lastly, if we do over-concentrate on our negative traits then often we become paralyzed to the goodness of God and his work in our own life.

We get an example of radical forgiveness in the story of St. John Bosco. Because of his srong efforts at evangelizing the young, a man tried to assassinate Bosco. As Treece writes, "Bosco built a home for his would-be assassin, whose bullet had missed by inches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Vogt on May 23, 2012
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When times are good, it's easy to trust God. We all have peace when our bank account is full, our pantry lined with food, and our bodies in good health.

But what happens when desperation hits? What do you do when the car breaks down and you have no money to fix it? Or when you lose your job and don't know where to turn?

That's when our trust in God is ultimately measured. It's then we wonder whether he'll come through or not.

Those of us in that boat will find help in a new book by Patricia Treece titled, God Will Provide: How God's Bounty Opened to Saints and 9 Ways It Can Open for You, Too (Paraclete Press, paperback, 206 pages).

Patricia provides many examples of God meeting needs, specifically those of the saints. She gives us Dorothy Day at the Catholic Worker house, wondering how to pay the rent before a man surprises her with just the right amount. We see Fr. Solanus Casey praying outside an empty food pantry, when a baker suddenly drives up with a truckload of food. Then there's Mother Teresa, a paragon of divine trust, who throughout her life refused to fund-raise for her work, sure that God would provide money when needed (he did.)

Patricia draws nine principles from these inspiring stories to help deepen your own trust in God's providence. Her tips include cultivating gratitude, retooling your mind, and giving yourself over to God's care, even when you doubt it.

Like Jesus' advice to "consider the lilies of the field", the purpose of Patricia's book is to move you from asking "why won't God do more?" to recognizing how God has always taken care of you.

If you want to strengthen your trust in God, especially when such confidence seems unattainable, this is the book for you.
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