Jill Sheenans Encouraging Words have appeared in Intercom magazine for the past seven years, offering opportunities for reflection for lay and religious readers alike. Whether you are new to Jills writing or are already familiar with those Intercom pieces, this collection provides thoughtful and heartfelt reflections for times of joy and trouble. As we face the day-to-day challenges that life throws at us, Jill reminds us that a few well-chosen encouraging words can make our journey that littl ebit easier. She also emphasises the importance of remembering the love that God has for us, of appreciating the blessings we have received, of remembering the word Thanks, of being a cheerful giver and of using our hears for love. Encouraging words, with its simple but significant message of optimism and appreciation for what life offers, makes a perfect bedside book and encourages us to act with the courage, charity and kindness needed to filfil our calling as Christians.