Episode Description

I am privileged to be joined by the inspirational author Gerard Long on the podcast this week. 

Gerard Long is an author and pastor, who had a 30-year-year career in banking, was the National Director of Alpha USA for seven years and is the Founder and President of a non-profit corporation, Awakening to God Ministries. In the first week of its release, his book Living Hope was Amazon’s #1 New Release and #1 Bestseller. Gerard has an exciting story to share with us. In 2019, Gerard died from a cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead not once but twice in 30 minutes. Asking the question, “Why am I still here” he sensed a divine calling to write his latest book, Living Hope, to share three epiphanies that helped him journey through a season of catastrophic suffering. 

In this episode, we will tackle topics like how to journey through suffering, how to find God’s plan/purpose for your life, how to triumph in the fight of faith, and how to succeed in your marriage when all seems lost.

Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening. 

Should you wish to connect with Gerard, you can check out his social pages and website. 


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About The Author

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.