The Tree of Healing

The Tree of Healing front coverThe Tree of Healing by Catholic author and illustrator Diana González Tabbaa features 33 poems, prose, and 33 original works of art that breathe forth spiritual mystery and awe.

“Rose spends much of her time dwelling on her troubles. She lives in a state of worry and loneliness as her mother has been harsh and distant since the death of her father when she was an infant. One golden summer, as she leaves her childhood years, her grandmother and a heaven-sent friend teach her to bring everything in her life to God in prayer and to bring His Life into her own. She comes to know and trust Him deeply, especially when she discovers a carving made by her father in a great tree that forms the crucifix of a Rosary Garden. Hidden in its depths and unfolding in layers of mystery and beauty, signs of God’s Love are continuously revealed to her. A Mary’s Garden that she plants reflects her own growth in a living faith that brings a garden of souls with her to God, including her mother.

Suitable for all ages, this timeless story of forgiveness and hope shows how suffering is transformed through union with Christ. Enriched with spiritual art, poetry, and quotes from Scripture, The Tree of Healing tells of the healing of one young girl and of all wounded humanity by the Sacrifice of Jesus on a new Tree of Life.”

Preview this book by reading the first three chapters here and/or view the book trailer (complete with the beautiful art featured in the book) here.

I highly recommend viewing more of Tabbaa’s unique, spiritual paintings here.
(I especially admire the St. Francis piece!)

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