Better Than We Believed
Better Than We Believed

Better Than We Believed

How to Apply the Vision That is Faith to the Struggle That is Life


192 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: October 2013

ISBN 9780824549800

Price: $12.95


A profound theological approach to the Catholic faith

Writing in his familiar, straightforward, and popular voice, Father Robert Cormier presents seven true stories of believers who dared to ask tough questions of God at moments of crisis, and who in turn received real, eye-opening, and ultimately good news about the strength and resilience of their faith. Offering a network of powerful examples—including those who battle anger and stress, betrayal, hatred, and even terminal diagnoses—each study presents a brand new vision of faith, and offers a reliable, faith-based structure for those ready to receive the abundant gifts of faith. Offering something brief in length, yet deep in content, this eye-opening work provides sufferers and seekers alike with the comfort and solace they desire.


"When I first picked up Better Than We Believed I read it slowly, not to miss the richness of it. This (is) a book that the whole world needs to read." —Roseanne Pezzola, artist, illustrator, and former parishioner of Father Bob at Saint Mary’s Church, Rutherford, New Jersey

"[Cormier] gives us conversations with real life people with honest human experiences, in situations we can all relate to, and shows us a world in which faith, viewed through the proper lens, is there for all us to experience. Whether you're a devout believer or new to faith, you'll be uplifted by the deep humanity and resultant over-arcing sense of joy woven into each paradigm." —US Book Review

Author Biography

Robert J. Cormier has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark for 31 years and is currently serving in Jersey City.