The Book

book-coverThis is one woman’s story of a return to a city that many have fled. It is about the challenges, heartbreaks, lessons, and joys of a woman participating in the transformation of the city while being transformed herself.

With the language of a poet, Maria writes of raising kids, shaping a marriage, and serving a church and neighborhood caught ‘in the crossfire of America’s racial war.’ Maria’s words capture the brokenness and healing, the grief and joy that lie at the heart of every true story of personal or community transformation.
– Lynne Hybels,
Willow Creek Community Church, author of Nice Girls Don’t Change the World

In her book, Maria shows us what it truly means to practice Christianity with its sleeves rolled up. This is not so much a story about urban ministry; it’s about reflecting Christ … You hold in your hands a book which is not only insightful, but powerfully encouraging!
– Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends

This is an honest and heartfelt book… A Thousand Resurrections details a fascinating journey. Or more accurately, several journeys… a book that is well worth reading and one that will no doubt prove interesting and edifying.
– Tim Challies