Life Everlasting (Paperback)

Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seeker

By Gary Jansen

TarcherPerigee, 9780399162220, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

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The time-honored practices in this inspiring book will guide you in unlocking the power of Catholic devotions— prayers, meditations, and even very simple, small actions you can take right now that will bring you closer to God and also offer reassurance that we are never, ever alone.  The mystical practices of mindfulness and heartfulness presented can help anyone find so­lace, healing, and direction during difficult times.
In Life Everlasting readers will discover that lost causes can be won by meditating with St. Jude; healings can occur by praying with the Virgin Mary; and the Holy Spirit can assist us in making important decisions. The Catholic art of devotion can help us experience miracles in all aspects of our daily lives including our health, finances, and relationships. By praying and taking our attention off our own problems for just a few minutes a day, we can take the first steps toward abandoning fear and living a life of forgiveness, abundance, and perpetual gratitude. In other words, we can experience a little heaven on earth, a little life everlasting.

About the Author

Gary Jansen is the director of Image Books and an executive editor at Penguin Random House where he has edited and published books by New York Times bestselling authors Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Deepak Chopra, Michael Singer, Robert Barron, Scott Hahn, Gabrielle Bernstein and Greg Kincaid. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Holy Ghosts: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night; The 15-Minute Prayer Solution; and Station to Station. Paulo Coelho, The New York Times bestselling author of The Alchemist, has called Jansen's work "Wonderful;" while legendary Newsweek Religion Editor Kenneth L. Woodward has called him, "A fine writer." A frequent lecturer, Jansen has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, CNN, Coast to Coast AM, A&E, the Sundance Channel, and has appeared numerous times on the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. His website is

Praise For Life Everlasting: Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seeker

Praise for Life Everlasting

"The definitive guide for millions of people of all faiths who are intrigued by Catholic devotions." –Publishers Weekly

If ever a book was written just when we needed it most, it's this one. Jansen has created a stunning guidebook for readers to awaken the profound power of faith, prayer, and the presence of God in their lives. Life Everlasting is a grace-inspired accomplishment." –Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts

"A gifted and thoughtful storyteller, Gary Jansen offers smart and practical advice on how to cultivate a rich spiritual life." –James Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

"This is a how-to book about prayer and devotions, and a history book that includes anecdotes and examples from the lives of the most interesting holy men and women from the Christian tradition. Jansen writes like a scholar, an entertainer, and a believer. The reader is simultaneously edified, helped, and fascinated." –Diana Pasulka, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Heaven Can Wait 

“Jansen (Station to Station), director of Image Books, calls readers to prayer in this well-argued book…Christians who would like to know more about classic devotions will welcome Jansen’s commentary and selections.” – Publishers Weekly

"A worthy guide to Catholic piety." Library Journal

Praise for Gary Jansen

"Wonderful." –Paulo Coelho, international bestselling author of The Alchemist

"A fine writer." –Kenneth L. Woodward, Former Religion Editor of Newsweek and award-winning author of Getting Religion

"Gary Jansen helps us take our faith from a dry intellectual exercise to a powerful personal encounter." –Jennifer Fulwiler, radio host and author of Something Other Than God

"With compassion, wisdom, humility, and practical simplicity, Gary Jansen shows that by making a small space in your life each day for prayer and contemplation, your entire life will become filled with the presence of God." –Michael Singer, New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment