A personal testimony of gratitude to God who has sustained me throughout my confused, distracted, and often difficult life. —From the Introduction Some human suffering can’t be “fixed.” Maybe yours is like that, or maybe you have a family member or friend in that situation. John Janaro’s been there—in fact, still is there. His struggles with debilitating illness, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder could easily bring on a massive case of self-pity, but Janaro has found a better way to live. If you’re thinking of retreating into your private world of pain—or if you know someone who has—Never Give Up will help you see how God’s fidelity, the small wonders of daily life, a dose of humor, and the simple kindness of others can bring light into the darkness.
JOHN JANARO is associate professor emeritus of theology at Christendom College, and currently a writer, researcher, and lecturer on topics related to religion and the humanities. He is a member of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation and a frequent contributor to Magnificat magazine. He and his wife, Eileen, live in Virginia with their five children