Conquering Coronavirus

How Faith Can Put Your Fears to Rest


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Whether the coronavirus still threatens you, your friends, and your family or has harmed someone you love, these pages will ease your fears, heal your wounds, quench your sorrow, and bring you the consolation God provides to all who seek Him in pestilential times like these — times that are, in fact, not foreign to our ancient Faith.

For in Christianity’s two-thousand-year history, cruel persecutions and sudden, uncontrollable plagues like COVID-19 have time and again struck mankind, challenging Christians to rise up spiritually against evils that cannot immediately be conquered materially.

Now our turn has come . . . along with the help we need to succeed. Here celebrated Catholic author and media host Teresa Tomeo has drawn forth from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and contemporary sources a healing balm for souls — believers and unbelievers alike — who have been shaken by the frightening evils thrust upon us by this coronavirus. With scores of emotional stories and practical weapons you can use to conquer this faceless enemy — and with reflection questions that make it perfect for group study and book clubs — these welcoming pages offer you:

  • Inspiring true-life narratives of selfless souls — healthcare workers and other public servants — on the frontlines of the battle against the virus

  • Touching tales of clergymen providing creative ways to minister to their flocks — sometimes risking their lives to do so

  • Prayers appropriate for the unique threats — material and spiritual — that we face today

  • Powerful quotes from Scripture and from beloved saints that provide guidance and hope for such times, and welcome consolation for our losses

  • Advice to help you bear gracefully the many unexpected burdens that are suddenly yours to carry, including those you never asked for and do not want

  • Surefire ways you can — and should — ease the burden the virus has placed on others (and simultaneously ease your own)

  • Creative ways to respond at home and elsewhere to the limitations the virus has imposed on your days and ways, and to the invitation from God that is implicit in each of those limitations

  • Long-forgotten but time-tested traditional practices that will not only carry you through this crisis but also yield for you and your family a healthier, holier lifestyle once the crisis is over

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"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 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
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute & editor-at-large, "National Review;" author, "A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living"
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"The saints and the Scriptures, as well as modern therapists, have a lot to say about fear of death and anxiety over money. These are also the twin worries associated with coronavirus. In ‘Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears to Rest,’ Teresa Tomeo shows us how Christ’s body has endured many such threats throughout her history and how we can learn from our collective experience. In a brisk, personal style, she gathers data and lists resources, collects relevant testimonies and encourages us to not just to endure this moment but to embrace and grow through it. We all know or will know those stricken with coronavirus. Whether they recover or die, our task is to help all we can. This practical guide will be the go-to guide for Catholics who want to be equipped to serve others during this crisis."

Al Kresta
President/CEO Ave Maria Radio
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"A timely book that addresses our fears using our faith to help us successfully cope with the current crisis. All people of Christian faiths will benefit from this book. Effective and interesting research with facts that guide us during these turbulent times. What is most powerful about this book are the prayers which give you hope and confidence!"

Susan Tassone
Author of "Jesus Speaks to Faustina and You"
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"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
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"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
  • Pages: 176
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-326-2
  • Product Code: 3262
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Comforting and Encouraging Book.
Conquering Coronavirus by Teresa Tomeo is a comforting book! I like it because the author does not deal so much on the controversial issues about the virus, but what people can do during this time. Such as caring for the sick and practicing corporal works of mercy. The author also has some advice and information for Protestants, too. There are some prayers in the book as well, including tips about confession and how to make an act of contrition. Included is an act of spiritual communion. Since many of us can't take physical communion now, at least we can do it spiritually. Another topic that the author focuses on is fear, and how we can overcome it. I highly recommend this book! It gives me ideas how to encourage others. This book reminds us that deepening our Catholic faith is so important. No matter what kind of suffering or event we go through.
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