A second book of short stories written by mostly local authors is ready to hit shelves. The book, “By His Mercy 2: Living All In,” is an extension of the first book, “By His Mercy,” which was published in late 2018. Both books were coordinated by Tricia Walz, who lives in St. Cloud and attends St. Mary’s Cathedral.
“After the incredibly overwhelming response from the first book, ‘By His Mercy,’ we have discerned that God was calling us to write a second book,” Walz said. “Over 1,600 copies of the first book were sold and it made me realize how much we thirst for stories of God’s mercy and love.”
Like the first book, the chapters are carefully crafted by people who have experienced God’s mercy in their lives. The authors include:
• Sophie Cash, St. John, Foley;
• Kate Shermach, St. Patrick, McHenry, Illinois;
• Lucas Gerads, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud;
• Theresa Lieser, Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman;
• James Uthmeier, St. Thomas More, Tallahassee, Florida;
• Mary Solarz, All Saints, Holdingford;
• Sarah Dvoracek, St. Lambert, Sioux Falls, South Dakota;
• Ryan Myklebust, Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville;
• Lisa Cash, St. John, Foley;
• Heather Pfannenstein, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud;
• Ben Owen-Block, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud;
• Sister Anne Thérèse Wilder, O.P., (originally from the St. Cloud Diocese); and
• Colette Jemming, St. Francis Xavier, Sartell.
The cover was designed by Rachel Warner, St. John Cantius, St. Cloud.
Books are available for $15. All proceeds benefit the St. Cloud diocesan Vocation Office. The books can be found in St. Cloud at: Christian Corner Books & Gifts, St. Cloud Book Shop, St. Mary’s Cathedral parish office, St. Augustine parish office and the diocesan Vocation Office.