John of the Smiles
A 5-year-old boy who brought a ray of sunshine into the lives of people around him
Geraldine Guadagno (about)
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"An inspirational story about a boy’s battle with cancer and the profound effect on his family and friends, movingly recounted by author Geraldine Guadagno. But it’s also a story about God’s compassion and care made known in their lives. A “must read” – but with a box of tissues at the ready."
Publishing Director, Anno Domini Publishing, UK
"John of the Smiles explores the spiritual journey and transformation of a young boy and his family as they endured his terminal illness. By exploring the details of little John’s short but extraordinary life, Ms. Guadagno reveals how a family and community embraced the illness and experienced the closeness of God’s love right in front of them. Even though little John had a frail body, Ms. Guadagno demonstrates how God revealed a treasure within little John and how Christ’s “power was made perfect in weakness.”
Assoc. Professor History, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Geraldine Guadagno has written articles and books for children and adults, including Irene the Elephant and 5 Steps to Facing Suffering, also published by New City Press.