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We Are Beloved

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Just finished this lovely 30-day devotional. This book challenged me daily!! I really enjoyed learning about Sr. Thea through this work. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book. It is a gem!
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I had hight expectations about this book. 
Each day had a reflection, memorable phrase and a prayer. 
Sr.Thea bowman is an amazing women. I don't remember the first time I heard about her but it was a couple years ago. I searched about her life and I was inspired by her.
I praise God for the life of Thea Bowman. She is a woman that deserves to be known around the world. I hope and pray that she will be proclaimed Venerable soon.
Thank you Netgalley and publisher for free ARC in exchange of honest review. All thoughs are my own.
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Before you begin reading any devotional about God based on someone's interpretation of an individual's teaching, you need to do your research beforehand. You need to ask yourself: How has God worked in their life? How has that individual contributed to fulfilling the Great Commission? And, What can we learn from their testimony? 'We are Beloved' provides a high-level overview of Sister Thea Bowman's life and God's call on her life; however, you need to do your research to understand the significance of this devotional and its theme.  

Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of slaves born in 1937 into a Protestant family located in Mississippi with Bertha Elizabeth Bowman as her given name. At the age of 9, she asked her family if she could convert to Catholicism. At fifteen years old is joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and changed her name to Sister Mary Thea, which was eventually abbreviated to Sister Thea. Given the gift of a brilliant mind and dynamic personality. Sister Thea received a bachelor's degree from Viterbo University and her master's and doctorate degrees from the Catholic University of America. In 1972, Sister Thea returned to Viterbo University as a professor and eventually taught at Xavier University. I think it is important to note that obtaining these degrees and vocation as an African American woman was not a small task, but anything is possible with God. "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)." The bishop of Jackson, Mississippi, invited Sister Thea to become the consultant for intercultural awareness. Her talks helped break down racial and cultural barriers within the church and encouraged people to communicate and understand each other's culture and race. In 1989, Sister Thea was diagnosed with breast cancer but continued to do God's work until she died a year and a half later. On November 14, 2018, Sister Thea was canonized and declared a saint. 

'We are Beloved' is a 30-day devotional to help individuals overcome feelings of inadequacy, acceptance of God's love, and the acceptance of others. There were three or four days of the devotionals that I read repeatedly and even added a compelling phase onto my scripture wall. It is a Catholic devotional, but churches whose demographics are radically changing may use this devotional to create discussions among their congregation.
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