Better Than We Believed, 2
Better Than We Believed, 2

Better Than We Believed, 2

More Basic Questions Enlightened by Faith


160 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9780824521936

Price: $14.95


Better Than We Believed won the Eric Hoffer Award for good reason: presuming nothing that both traditional believers and critical-thinking searchers will not find in their hearts, it presents a strikingly clear concept of faith that answers the unhappiness of people we all recognize. This sequel offers more basic questions enlightened by a faith that makes sense, and that helps to live: when anger hits, or betrayal, a life threatening illness or self-destroying addiction. In every chapter the reader is let into a personal conversation about the challenges most basic to all human lives.  


"Make no mistake, Bob Cormier is the real thing. Thoughtful, attentive, direct, he is unafraid of addressing the toughest issues of life and providing the spiritual framework for understanding them." — Rick Hamlin, author, Finding God on the A Train

"When I picked up Better Than We Believed, I read it slowly, not to miss its richness, and because I didn't want it to end. It does a wonderful job at addressing our worries and fears and giving us a way to live our lives in peace." —Roseanne Pezzola, artist and illustrator

"Robert Cormier is a superb communicator. He makes faith come alive in words that people can undersatnd. He makes you want a life of faith, and he shows you how to find it." —Rev. Arthur Caliandro, Marble Collegiate Church, New York

"Father Bob brings the hope and light of practical faith to the human experience of stress, depression, and anger. This book lifts me up and propels me forward in new ways with the same faith I have always had." —Sr. Dianne Driscoll, SSJ, Holy Family Academy7 Bayonne, NJ

"After his death in 2014, he (Fr. Bob) was honored by the City of Newark with a street named after him. Better Than We Believed 2, is a reflection on faith and religion through the eyes of multiple characters." —Westfield Leader

Author Biography

Robert J. Cormier was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark for 31 years and was the author of such previous books as Better Than We Believed, Why We Look Up, and A Faith that Makes Sense.