Jesus Approaches: What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of the New Testament (Paperback)

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2019 Best Book Awards, Winner in Religion: Christianity
2018 Catholic Press Association, 3rd Place in Scripture: Popular Studies
2018 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite: Religion Non-Fiction

In Jesus Approaches, Elizabeth Kelly shares vivid stories of New Testament women whose encounters with Jesus freed them to flourish in life. The stories are supplemented with moving accounts from her own life, and from the lives of women like you, to demonstrate that sometimes the best way to find healing, strength, and wholeness in Christ is, ironically, to lead with vulnerability and openness.

Ultimately, Jesus Approaches teaches that finding the fullness of life for which you were created begins with bringing your brokenness to the Lord.

About the Author

Elizabeth M. Kelly is an award-winning author and retreat master. She has written seven books, including the Your Heart, His Home Prayer Companion (2019), and Jesus Approaches: What Contemporary Women Can Learn About Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of the New Testament (2017), which has won multiple awards, including the Best Book Award 2019 in Religion. She is adjunct professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and travels to speak and lead retreats. Her work frequently appears in Magnificat, Blessed is She, and her monthly column, Your Heart, His Home is published throughout the United States. She has appeared on EWTN, NPR, Radio Maria, Relevant Radio, Salt & Light Television, among other media outlets. For her schedule and examples of her speaking, visit her website at

Praise For…

Kelly is an engaging storyteller who shares deeply personal narratives, both her own as well as those of modern women who have found a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus. Her suggestions for prayers and ideas on which to meditate truly invite the reader to find her own way into a lasting friendship with him.
— Meghan Murphy-Gill, Managing Editor

Reading Jesus Approaches is like listening to a friend as she shares encounters with Christ from the Nativity to His Resurrection. Her descriptions and the stories shared by other women show struggles, yet in Christ they have a very peaceful and calming effect. She describes God’s love for us as warm, as living, as glowing.
— JoAnne Griebel

Kelly’s approach is very personal and devotional. She shares her own spiritual joys and struggles as she meditates on various women biblical characters.
— Donald Senior, CP

Product Details
ISBN: 9780829444728
ISBN-10: 0829444726
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English