The Source of Miracles now out in Paperback!

by / Tuesday, 06 July 2004 / Published in Musings
The Source of Miracles

The Source of MiraclesThe Source of Miracles: Seven Powerful Steps to Transforming Your Life Through the Lord’s Prayer

“McGowan offers a unique perspective… many readers will discover new depths and dimensions in the age-old Lord’s Prayer.”

– Publishers Weekly

“A unique approach, inspiring both contemplation and reflection, and a compelling call to consider both the meaning and the power of prayer.”

– BookPage


We are in the midst of trying times, but the real secret to creating and sustaining an abundant, joyous, and filled life has been hiding in plain sight. The author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Expected One and The Book of Love now offers to those in need of guidance and hope a transformative book that unlocks the hidden power of the prayer that can be recited by every Christian in the world.

Millions have sought success and happiness through books like The Secret, but McGowan shows readers that true enlightenment can be found in a prayer that people have been saying for over 2,000 years – the Lord’s Prayer taught by Jesus to his followers. On Easter Sunday in 2007, Los Angeles Times reported that the Lord’s Prayer was recited by over two billion people worldwide. That is nearly one-third of the planet’s population united by a single prayer, all facing similar difficulties and seeking guidance and understanding.

In THE SOURCE OF MIRACLES: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Life Through the Lord’s Prayer, McGowan uses the ancient spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth to guide the reader through the process. At the center of the labyrinth is the Rose with Six Petals, and each petal of the flower corresponds to a teaching of the prayer: faith, surrender, service, abundance, forgiveness, and conquering obstacles. The center of the flower represents the essence of wellspring of love, as love is the uniting factors in all aspects of our lives.

Relaying her own personal miracle, the survival of her deathly ill newborn son, McGowan intertwines personal stories with historic events and religious texts to guide readers through the process of real and lasting spiritual transformation. Each chapter, based upon one petal from the rose, breaks down the prayer in a way that analyzes and explains the key lessons to be learned from it. Each chapter also includes meditations, affirmations, and other activities designed to help readers through life’s challenges.

This prayer and practice is not just for practicing Christians. Jesus preached to every person regardless of denominations and ethnicities – so it is pure and universal in nature that can be followed by anyone.

McGowan asks readers to examine their beliefs about themselves, about God, and about their fellow human beings. She stresses that there is no such thing as instant gratification in the spiritual world. Real change requires real effort and dedication – not “fast food” spirituality. But if readers can embrace this philosophy, McGowan will guide them down the path to creating and sustaining an abundant, joyous, and fulfilled life.

In her bestselling fiction, Kathleen McGowan popularizes the world of Christian esoterica, a place where New Age and Christianity meet. THE SOURCE OF MIRACLES harnesses the power of those traditions at a time of great material and spiritual uncertainty, when the need for signposts on the road to success has never been more acute.

By Kathleen McGowan
Touchstone Paperback / Simon & Schuster
ISBN 13: 978-1-4391-3772-7 / ISBN 10: 1-4391-3772-2