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

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 angerIRENE, who battles stressHENRY, who is consumed by hatredGLORIA, who has been betrayedBRIAN, who suffers depressionMARY, who feels trapped by her duty to a loved oneJOY, who can't get over a loved one's death, andJAMES, who knows that he is dying As 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 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.