Nine short stories create The Wonder, The Joy, The Promise, an uplifting book filled with age-old and contemporary themes, by author Evelyn McCarthy. Mary, the mother of Jesus, keeps a journal. In it she describes her feelings of joy, trepidation and an overwhelming sense of serenity as she readies herself to give birth to her son and the son of God. A young serviceman loses his mother and believes life is over until events after her death lead him to his mother?s prayers being answered. A single mother struggles to raise her daughter while bills pile up and life seems as if it?s one big chore?what happens to change her outlook? A wealthy family experiences loss of income and fear that life has no meaning, until they find a wealth of meaning by realizing what the most important things in life really are. A couple work at a homeless shelter during the Christmas season and are forever changed by the selfless act of giving to other human beings less fortunate. McCarthy?s soothing and beautiful prose is a Godsend and will help you to remember just how precious life is and how the healing power of God can transform difficulty into seeking a new path, appreciating the true beauty of life, and realizing that, with God, anything is possible.