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, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9780824549800

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2013
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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.Presuming nothing that both traditional believers and critical-thinking searchers will not find in their hearts, Better Than We Believed presents a strikingly clear concept of faith that answers the unhappiness of people you will recognize.·MARK, who struggles with anger·IRENE, who battles stress·HENRY, who is consumed by hatred·GLORIA, who has been betrayed·BRIAN, who suffers depression·MARY, who feels trapped by her duty to a loved one·JOY, who can’t get over a loved one’s death, and·JAMES, who knows that he is dyingAs we witness this faith applied to these and other serious struggles, we will see how it can transform our own experience, and offer us peace, purpose, and joy.


"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 need to read." —Roseanne Pezzola, artist, illustrator, and former parishioner of Father Bob at Saint Mary’s Church, Rutherford, New Jersey

Author Biography

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