“One of my earliest memories is of contemplating God. I was a freckle-faced girl of five, sitting quietly in catechism class when the teacher casually said, ‘God is bigger than everything.’ The words hit me like a blast force. The classroom disappeared, the teacher’s voice muted, and I gasped at the revelation. Bigger than the tallest tree in the yard? Bigger than a mountain? Bigger than the world? The enormity of God impressed me, but I couldn’t help wondering, ‘If He is bigger than anything, where is He?’”
In this inspirational memoir, Teresa Lesher shares her search for God. She explores factors that have made her who she is as well as influencers who shape who she aspires to be and who lead her in her quest for the Divine. She dissects basic concepts that have been essential for her understanding of God as well as paradigms that shape her experience of Him. She shares her journey along the Divine Path and closer to the Divine Presence through expressions of submission to Him. This quest for God takes her to her innermost self and ends with a discovery of life, an understanding of love, and a commitment to truth.
“Searching for God, Finding Love takes the reader on an intimate human journey. With wisdom learned from life and from the Quran, Lesher allows the reader to pause and reflect. The stories, poems, and essays in this book can be shared with Muslim friends and friends of other faiths. They bring us all together in the experience of loving God and remind us to slow down and pay attention to all the beauty we are given on our own paths.
Pour yourself a pot of hot tea, add a drop of milk, and settle in to spend an afternoon with the author. She will become your friend, and help you to refocus and return to the path of Divine discovery.”
—Dr. Tamara Gray
Executive Director & Chief Spirituality Officer – Rabata