What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 160 pages
$ 16.99
When you hit rock bottom, it isn't rainbows and butterflies that you need—it's the words to express your deepest emotions without being judged for them. In this spiritual memoir, author Maureen O'Brien finds her words in the psalms. Stock #: B53343

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Mrs. A
What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms

Our parish hosted an author's roundtable with the author of this book and it was such a nice event! Ms. O'Brien is warm and approachable and speaks with a genuine sense of love for Christ and his Church. She is a person who has every "right" to bitterness regarding the life events she describes in the book but who nonetheless offers a lovely model of humility, trust, and perseverance. Plus she is quite fun to listen to, her way of story-telling is engaging and charming. Highly recommend this book.

PAmela FLaherty
I had not focused on the Psalms for a while. The title caught my interest as it promised to perso...

This book did not disappoint the promise of it’s title. I appreciate the openness and insights reach by the author. I recommend this for anyone who is looking for a fresh look at Psalms.


Nicely written and easy to read. I enjoyed the way the Psalms were integrated into the writers life. The book also allowed me to see how the Psalms can speak to events or situations in my life as well.

Mary Davis

My son borrowed the book and I have not read it yet.

Jacklyn Roth
What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms

This book's title could not be more fitting for the words placed upon it's pages. For those who know real loss, real pain, and loneliness, read this book.
Get lost in another's pain and see, hear, and feel the refuge of the Psalms that comforted Maureen. Thank you, Maureen, for your brevity in being honest in your pain.

"Maureen O’Brien is the author of the novel b-mother. Her award-winning short stories and poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies. She lives in Connecticut where she's been teaching creative writing to teenagers for twenty-five years. She holds an M.A in creative writing and a B.A. in philosophy and religion. The contrasts of life—sunrise and dusk, crying and laughter--never cease to amaze her. "

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B53343

ISBN:  9781632533432

Publication Date:  2/23/2021

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / Inspirational

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X )

Pages:  160

List Price:  $ 16.99