The Merry Tongue

The Merry Tongue : A Story of Love, Loss, Faith & Surrender

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Can the painful loss of your beloved leave you with an inexplicable joy? Can the ache and choking emptiness be replaced with peace and a love that heals you to the very core of your being? Is it even possible to feel so light-hearted, you begin to laugh again and are astonished at your own rejoicing spirit? The Merry Tongue is an uplifting, soul-satisfying reflection on the wondrous union of joy and sorrow - each so interdependent that they are never truly experienced without the other. It is a celebration of His mysterious ways - a life journey that will rekindle the light in a dwindling spirit and un-break a reclusive heart. It will fill you with a sense of awe again and remind you that there are simply no coincidences. Does a grounded caterpillar, in the safety of a cocoon, ever imagine the magic of flight? Come celebrate the miracle of metamorphosis with 'The Merry Tongue' in this heart-warming story of Love, Loss, Faith and Surrender. Bishop Bosco Penha, Em. Aux. Bishop, Archdiocese of Bombay has written The Foreword for the book. He writes in his opening lines, "Reading 'The Merry Tongue' has had a great impact on me. It is, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece of spirituality, containing many nuggets of gold that one needs to discover for oneself." Included in the first pages of the book, is a review by Dr. Armida Fernandes. She is doing wonderful, hands-on work in India to uplift underprivileged women. Having experienced anguishing loss and grief in her own life, she writes, "I read 'The Merry Tongue' in just a few hours. I feel this book has such a powerful message to share, I couldn't put it down! It is simply BEAUTIFUL! As Milly's life unfolds, transformation takes place and the power that flows through it begins with SURRENDER and FAITH that eventually uplifts her and her entire family. It is a lesson for everyone of us and will surely be an inspiration for all women. I feel enriched." - Dr. Armida Fernandez, Founder Trustee SNEHA & the Romila Palliative Care Centre; Medical Director Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India. Why this book was written... Shared experiences act like a virtual support group for people with similar life experiences. It lends perspective and heals. We hope it will bring solace to others who have gone through loss and bereavement in their lives and the reflections and insights offered will be a gentle reminder that God can lift even the most sunken of us out of a deep pit and wants only the best for His faithful.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 14.73mm | 376.48g
  • Noella Menon
  • English
  • 9811133700
  • 9789811133701

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BOOK REVIEWS "Reading 'The Merry Tongue' has had a great impact on me. It is in my humble opinion a masterpiece of spirituality containing many nuggets of gold one need to discover for oneself." - Bishop Bosco Penha Em. Aux. Bishop Arch Diocese of Bombay. "I read 'The Merry Tongue' in just a few hours. I feel this book has such a powerful message to share, I couldn't put it down! It is simply BEAUTIFUL! As Milly's life unfolds, transformation takes place and the power that flows through it begins with SURRENDER and FAITH that eventually uplifts her and her entire family. It is a lesson for everyone of us and will surely be an inspiration for all women. I feel enriched." - Dr. Armida Fernandez Founder Trustee SNEHA & the Romila Palliative Care Centre; Medical Director Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India. "Every time I am with Milly I feel rejuvenated and ready to face life's challenges. Being with her gives me renewed energy and makes one feel like a better person. She radiates joy and her strength comes from 'Above'. We translated one of her testimonies from 'The Merry Tongue' to French and have shared it in our newsletter, with our F.O.L.O.R widow's community here in France. Reading it makes it impossible not to believe that the Lord takes care of everyone of us. - Alyette Vallette d'Osia A French member of the F.O.L.O.R since 1978. She was widowed at the age of 29 years. Their sons were only 17 months and 2 months old. "The Lord said, "I will take the part of widows and orphans." 'The Merry Tongue' is a testimony to the promise of the Lord. Milly's children's tribute in the book is a testament to the love, admiration and gratitude they feel for her. The book is a personal account of the loss and grief of losing a loved one. But it goes beyond that. It is a deep spiritual surrender to the Lord who brings us out of the desolation of grief, widowhood and the difficulties of managing your life alone. The book is written in an engaging and easy narrative with beautiful sketches of family life. I personally feel the book reinforced my own experience with tragedy. I hope that 'The Merry Tongue' impacts many and helps to ease their lives into a new beginning of peace and renewal." - Virginia Mendonca School Teachershow more

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