Rescued Hearts tells the story of Matt Toomey, a grizzled veteran with years of service with the Boston Fire Department, who has grown increasingly bitter and cynical as the decades have passed. His experiences in life not only have driven a wedge between him and the Catholic Church, they have led him to turn his back on God altogether. When his sister, a Catholic nun, becomes the victim of a violent crime, Matt initially finds his attitude toward life confirmed by the tragedy. But, in time, he discovers God is at work to lead him down a path to renewal.
Drawing upon his own experience as a firefighter who returned to a life of faith after undergoing a spiritual awakening through the mercy of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michael Foley has crafted a fictional spiritual biography that captures the truth of how God works his mysterious ways in people’s lives.
You may find yourself drawn to stories of how lives can change radically, how God’s grace can work for the good even in the depths of despair, and how a moment can emerge as the pivot point upon which a whole life swings from one direction to another. If that’s the case, then Rescued Hearts will lead you to walk along the path of such a life and to celebrate God’s generous acts of healing.