Praise for

Box of butterflies

Box of Butterflies offers inspiration and her writing is a precious beacon of hope–just like Roma is to me and so many others.”

—Megan Alexander, Correspondent for Inside Edition and Author, Faith in the Spotlight

“Roma beautifully reminds us that with hope, faith and God’s unwavering presence we can emerge from our struggles with beautiful wings to soar.”

—Moll Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and television host

“A delicate wonder of daily inspiration. Nestled in these pages are illuminating reflections on her own journey, and hints at how we can all find faith, courage, and gratitude everyday of our lives.”

—Raymond Arroyo, New York Times Bestselling Author and Television Host

“Wow what a book, beautifully written and inspiring! Roma's life story is filled with triumph and tragedy, and it is her faith, hope and love that shines through it all.”

—Caroline Barnett, Dream Center, Los Angeles

“In Box of Butterflies, Roma has captured what it means to truly live and enjoy life to its fullest degree. This book truly challenges the mind, warms the heart and lifts the soul.”

—Luke Barnett, Senior Pastor, Dream City Church Arizona

“God has anointed Roma's words to heal the broken hearted. I believe this book will be used to answer a lot of hard questions and provide peace for those questions which have no answers.”

—Matthew Barnett, Dream Center, Los Angeles

“This inspiring book reveals how our struggles generate new strength, and even become the means by which we grow in the Spirit.  Read Roma Downey’s text slowly, savor it, let it sink into your heart.  I warmly recommend it to anyone weighed down by the difficulties of life.”

—Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Box of Butterflies touches the heart in a way that few books do. It will change the way you look at loss, love and life."

—Mark Batterson, New York Times Best-selling Author and
Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC

“Once again, Roma Downey has given us a wonderful gift. This is a book that will minister to all who take time to immerse themselves in it.  And when they do, they will discover that Box of Butterflies is a book full of blessings.”

—Bob Beltz, Senior Pastor, High Line Community Church, Author, Producer

“Roma’s beautiful soul shines through in Box of Butterflies reminding us that despite the struggles and difficulties of life, God is always with us.  Her personal stories, quotes, and words of encouragement will be the inspiration you need to remember God’s presence and rediscover the beauty found in the life around you.”

—Lisa Bevere, New York Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder Messenger International

 “What Touched By An Angel was to television, Box of Butterflies is to books. You won’t be able to read it just once.”

—Rev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, General Secretary, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

“Filled with beauty, creativity, and inspiration that is guaranteed to lift your spirits, encourage your will and delight your heart, all without adding any calories to you!  It's the best of both worlds!”

—Bishop Dale C. Bronner, D. Min., Founder/Sr. Pastor Word of Faith Cathedral Atlanta, GA

“These words of wisdom will lighten our days, make us think and bring a smile to our faces. This book is the perfect gift for anyone open to honoring what matters most.”

—Brooke Burke-Charvet

“A tender and moving testament of faith.  Experiencing the graces Roma shares so generously has been a grace to me.”

—Rev. William Byrne, Pastor, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

“Roma’s personal story and the Scriptures she shares in Box of Butterflies will encourage you with reminders of God's love and presence in your everyday life.”

—Christine Caine, Founder, A21 and Propel Women

“A fascinating memoir that reveals a glimpse behind the scenes of her major motion picture and television projects, while encouraging you to spread your wings and break through the boundaries of your life. Read this book. It’s a powerful reminder that God created you for something bigger.”

—Phil Cooke, writer, filmmaker, and Executive Producer of Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

“The moment I read the first word I was instantly connected and inspired. This book brings inspiration and clarity to life's journey. Dive in and swim in the wisdom.”


“There’s nothing like sitting next to Roma and getting swept away as she tells one of her amazing stories—stories of personal loss, the pain of childhood ripped apart by war, and the grace of finding friendship, family, and faith in life’s most unlikely people and places. But to have Roma’s stories and wisdom in a book we can return to and pass along as a gift to others, is a special treat! Grab tissues for this emotional journey through the troubles and triumphs of life.”

—Jeremy & Jessica Courtney, Preemptive Love Coalition

“From every page, God’s Spirit sings to our senses and flutters delightfully around our soul. Box of Butterflies is emotionally moving, magnificently uplifting…truly mesmerizing!”

—David and Nicole Crank, Senior Pastors -, St. Louis & West Palm Beach

“Thank you, Roma, for sharing your Box of Butterflies with us. I'm fortunate to count Roma as a friend—the kind of friend that inspires you to be your best self. Roma reminds us that life is a bumpy, wonderful and sometimes tragic journey, but our power comes from how we choose to face that journey. Roma lives a life full of faith and spirit and you just can't help but be drawn in!”

—Cindy Crawford, model/businesswoman

“It’s said that tears cleanse the windows of the soul, and you’ll find several refreshingly soul-cleansing moments within the pages of this book. You’ll also find it a deeply inspiring and motivating read, authored not by an “angel” but by a faithful overcomer who’s willing to honestly share her life’s tragedies and triumphs. A beautiful book written by a beautiful person.”

—Laurie Crouch, Trinity Broadcasting Network

“There is a lot of pain in this world, and my friend Roma has not been a stranger to that. But she also knows that in the midst of life’s trials there is hope—hope in a God who loves us and cares about every detail of our lives. This book will encourage you and bolster your faith.”

—Jim Daly, President – Focus on the Family

“I urge anyone who is having a difficult time to read Box of Butterflies because Roma will make you shift your perspective, helping you see the light in the darkest places.”

—Juan Pablo Di Pace, Actor

“Roma Downey has written a book full of love and gratitude. A book of personal stories that fills your soul up with love and a deeper appreciation for this beautiful life we all have been graced with.  A book I will carry with me always- In good and bad times as a tool to help me find my way to the light.”

—Shannen Doherty, Actor

“We all need inspiration in our everyday lives to give us strength as we face obstacles, challenges and setbacks. I am grateful that Roma offers such a beautiful compilation of so many wonderfully wise and thoughtful sentiments. Thank you, Roma. I am proud to call you a friend.”

—Fran Drescher, Author, Actress, Health Advocate

“Oxygen for the soul. Through her personal stories, the words of scripture, and poetic advice, Roma reminds us of the beauty and wonder in the world, even in tough times.”

—Joshua DuBois, longtime faith advisor to President Obama;
author of The President's Devotional; CEO of Values Partnerships

“Roma’s new book, Box of Butterflies, is yet another example of Roma’s constant desire to reflect the love of Christ. I am so thankful for Roma’s ministry and for her deep love for bringing Biblical truth to the world.”

—Rev. Jonathan Falwell, Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church Lynchburg, Virginia

“When someone gives you hope in your life, it is priceless! Packaged in Roma Downey’s newest book, Box of Butterflies, is a profound collection of God’s great promises that are overflowing with hope!”

—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Senior Pastor, Cross Church
Immediate Past President, Southern Baptist Convention

“An inspiring book that makes your soul sail and your spirit soar.  It is a personal, authentic, refreshing, engaging, creative work. A truly beautiful book, by a beautiful person.”

—Pastor Ken Foreman, Cathedral of Faith

“As you turn these pages you won’t just find a story about Roma; this is a book about how God paints on the canvas of our lives with many beautiful colors. We have all experienced pain and loss, joy and celebration. You’ll find words in this book that will lift you up.”

—Bob Goff, Author, NYT Bestseller Love Does

“Roma is the REAL THING. She loves Jesus with a rare purity, and His love radiates from within her. You will love her new book. It will touch you and move you and strengthen you.”

—Kathie Lee Gifford, Co-Host of the 4th hour of TODAY SHOW

“With Box of Butterflies, Roma Downey has created a beautiful and personal testimony to the presence of God in our lives and in our world. Her book is filled with stories and poems and quotations that give us hope in God’s healing power and love. Roma talks personally about her own sorrows and struggles, and her book will offer consolation to others, helping them face their troubles with renewed courage and trust in God.”

—Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

“Roma’s words in Touched by an Angel gave us comfort and hope and now in Box of Butterflies she touches our heart and provides the encouragement we need to overcome our challenges and create our best life.”

—Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter.

Box of Butterflies powerfully reveals the love, grace, and kindness waiting for you in Christ. Roma gently and warmly guides you through a personal reading experience that will build your faith, renew your mind, and encourage your heart.”

—Craig & Amy Groeschel, Pastors of Life.Church and authors of From This Day Forward

“A beautifully written, moving reminder of God’s love and the hope we find in Him."

—Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion
Pastor, Innovation Leader, Life.Church

Box of Butterflies celebrates the victory over life’s struggles providing us the encouragement to live life without limit! I encourage you to get several copies of this stunning book that provides a window into the serene majesty of God’s creation.”

—Pastor John C. Hagee, Founder and Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Church inSan Antonio, Texas

"A continuation of Roma's masterful, stunning and ever-flowing creativity — a thought-provoking and honest book with the power to infuse goodness into our culture, while also helping individual readers find much-needed light and encouragement amid life's challenges. Box of Butterflies pointedly proves Roma's belief that, with faith ‘we can each do the impossible.’"

—Billy Hallowell, Journalist/Author

“Tender, transparent and beautifully rendered, Box of Butterflies assures you that beauty can emerge from the dark seasons of the soul. Roma has generously given a piece of her heart in this book that you will definitely want to share with others.”

—Michelle McKinney Hammond, Bestselling Author and Speaker

“Roma is known to her friends in Hollywood as a gracious and loving encourager. Now, in Box of Butterflies, she shares that encouragement with the world through her most beloved scriptures and words of inspiration.”

—Patricia Heaton

"In the time that I have known Roma, I have found her to be like a breath of sweet air from above. I am confident this book, will enlarge your perception and revelation of a God who fails not. The imprint of His kindness and goodness is all around us, and Roma is certainly one capable and gifted in helping others to see it.”

—Bobbie Houston, Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

“Replete with beautiful images, Box of Butterflies is a testament of gratitude, offering comfort and assurance for the hungry soul. “

—Brian Houston, Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

“Roma Downey takes us on a journey of struggle, inspiration, love, and, above all, grace, which you’ll find on every page.”

—Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

“This is oxygen from heaven for those gasping from time to time with discouragement and disappointment.”

—Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor at Northland - A Church Distributed in Florida

“In every word, every poem, and every story of her life, her optimistic and loving nature shines through as she invites us to be thankful always for life, family, and God. This wonderful book will bless you and inspire you, and it will encourage you, again and again.”

—Jackelyn & Donald Iloff, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas.

“Roma Downey has spent her life calling attention to other facts about this world: God is real. God is present. God is love. Box of Butterflies sounds just like Roma. Her joy is contagious. Get this book. Read it and be blessed.”

—Jerry Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)

“You can’t get more genuine and caring than Roma Downey. Box of Butterflies is a beautiful way of reminding us that God is bigger than anything we are facing. It’s a long overdue blessing that she’s sharing these stories with all of us, I promise you will be encouraged.”

—Jason Kennedy, E! News Host

“In sharing her honest life experiences paralleled with Scripture, she gives such a refreshing perspective on the simplicity of faith, the importance of being still, and the reassurance that we are not alone in this journey. Box of Butterfliess is a beautiful tool to see the redemption and blessing in all things!”

—Lauren Scruggs Kennedy - author, blogger, entrepreneur

“Like a box of butterflies, Roma Downey’s stories flew off the page and filled my heart with hope. Get this book. Find a quiet spot and journey with Roma from the war-torn streets of Northern Ireland to the shores of sunny Malibu. As you do, you just might see the exquisite design in your own life. God is at work! Box of Butterflies is proof.”

—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury

“I am so grateful that Roma Downey is sharing these spiritual nuggets with us in her book Box of Butterflies she inspires us  to reflect upon our own lives, our blessings, our heartaches and remind us that a life of love and gratitude is ultimately a choice.”

—Ali Landry, Actress, Host and Entrepreneur

“Like Roma Downey herself, this book is a breath of fresh air. Roma skillfully reminds us—blessings abound in every circumstance of life.”

—Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author

 “This enjoyable read will awaken you, giving you new eyes to see the blessing of God’s presence in the encounters we otherwise might miss. It's the perfect gift to hearten a friend.”

—Gabe and Rebekah Lyons, Authors and Founders of Q

Box of Butterflies exudes comfort and positivity. Walk with Roma through a personal and timeless journey of self-discovery that unlocks healing for all who read it. This is the book to share with family and friends. Its core principles are the true pathways for creating happiness and engaging with the world.”

—William P. Magee Jr., D.D.S. M.D. and
Kathleen S. Magee, B.S.N., M.S.W., M.Ed.Co-Founders, Operation Smile

 “Only Roma Downey could create a book like Box of Butterflies. She is genuinely the kindest and most gracious person I have ever met. Her essence is translated through both her writings and the artistry that fills the pages. May her spirit fill your hearts through her words.”

—Erwin Raphael McManus, Founder: Mosaic, Los Angeles CA, Author: The Last Arrow

“This beautiful collection of personal stories, quotes and poems is sure to become a best-loved treasure, and I guarantee you will never look at butterflies the same way again.”

—Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International

Box of Butterflies is a traveler's guide through the path of life—and Roma's everyday hope fills us with faith for the road ahead.”

—Dr. Carl A. Moeller, CEO - Biblica, The International Bible Society

“Roma Downey is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met, and here she is at her very best. Box of Butterflies will have you facing life with a pep in your step and joy in your heart. You need this one. Believe me.”

—Johnnie Moore, Founder, The KAIROS Company

“Honestly, as a man, I normally would pass on reading this kind of book. So, thankful I didn't. This book read me. Heart fluttering. My spirit silently soaring. Emotions released like butterflies from a box hidden too deep in my heart. I felt healing. I was touched. I'm certain you will be too.”

—Phil Munsey Chairman of Champions Network of Churches
with Joel Osteen Ministries/Lakewood Church

“Roma Downey takes you on a beautiful journey of her life through poetry, scripture and prose. She powerfully weaves a picture of grief, redemption and victory into a story that perfectly captures the essence of knowing Roma.”

—Anne Neilson, Author, Artist & Philanthropist

“Having interviewed stars for over 20 years now, I always enjoy figuring out why someone was cast for a particular role. For Roma, there was no figuring out to do. It was obvious.  She truly is an angel on Earth. Roma is a dear friend, who has been there for me through difficult times, so I'm not surprised at all that she wants to spread little wings of light all around via Box of Butterflies. Roma and this book will give you hope, encouragement, and most of all, let you know you are not alone.”

—Nancy O'Dell, Co-Anchor, Entertainment Tonight

“Through Roma Downey’s beautifully presented reflections we can all gain valuable insights.  I highly recommend Box of Butterflies for your personal collection and as a treasured gift for your loved ones.”

—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Boston

“My friend, Roma Downey, shares love and acceptance with everyone she meets.  In her new book, Box of Butterflies, she does what she does every day: encourages, affirms and shares God’s love.  Through her personal stories, favorite scriptures, and poetic verses, she invites us to find blessings in unexpected places and the unforeseen wonders in each and every day.”

—Victoria Osteen, Co-pastor of Lakewood Church and New York Times Bestselling Author

Box of Butterflies can transform you from a crawling caterpillar, trapped by worldly desires, to an elegant winged being, exploring the heavens with wonder and gratitude.”

—Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Roma Downey's book is like a gentle Irish rain of grace for the soul. She shares her memories and stories with a lilting voice that uplifts and inspires.”

—Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, author of Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way
and film critic for the National Catholic Reporter

“Anyone who meets my friend Roma will testify to her deep love for God and her enormous heart for people. This beautiful book reflects her heart perfectly, and invites you to journey with her through suffering and into joy, receiving the gift of God's presence in the midst of pain.”

—Kevin Palau, President and CEO, Luis Palau Association

“I’ve long said that the happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. Roma is a prime example of that, and in Box of Butterflies, she shares the difficult times she’s gone through, and the perspectives that have helped her overcome. Roma will help you find the strength within to go to heights you never imagined.”

—Tony Robbins, New York Times Best Selling Author of Unshakeable

"This is not about me or my life or even my faith.  This is about how God has shown up in my life - and how He can show up in yours.’ I read this in the opening pages of Box of Butterflies, and it may be my favorite line I’ve ever read. From there, I couldn’t put it down. What a privilege to learn more of the story of her life through this book that is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside - just like it’s author. Thank you, Roma, for sharing your triumphs and sorrows, and for your faithfulness through it all.”

—Willie & Korie Robertson

 “A powerful reflection of Roma’s one-of-a-kind spirit. Hear her testimony of love, loss, hope, courage, faith and prayer in her own words and be inspired by the mysterious and wondrous beauty of God’s promises for your life.”

—Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

“I love the charming stories that Roma Downey has so beautifully packed into her Box of Butterflies, a book that will long be a treasure in every home it resides.”

—SQuire Rushnell, author, The Godwink Guy

"Sowing hope and light in each chapter, Roma generously offer pages of her own life in this inspiring book. A beautiful gift of a luminous soul."

—Rodrigo Santoro, Actor

“We've all done it haven't we? Laid in bed, staring at the ceiling, worried and fearful about the future. This book is a lovely remedy of sorts. One to place on your bedside table - and in those opening or closing moments of the day be reminded of God’s greatness, the beauty that's woven into life, and most of all, how near heaven truly is. Box of Butterflies will not only inspire you, we believe will be a great comfort to you.”

—Joel + Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY

“Don’t let the short, sweet stories fool you. There is deep wisdom here. Box of Butterflies is a true gift.”

 —Michael W. Smith, Singer/Songwriter

"Roma Downey is one of the most generous, compassionate, and all-around amazing people I have ever met. She’s never too busy or too important to care about the person in front of her. I can’t think of a clearer indicator of greatness than that. Somehow, she has managed to capture her humanness, empathy, and humility in the pages of her book Box of Butterflies. Reading this book is like having a face-to-face chat with Roma herself. You’ll come away refreshed, comforted, and inspired to live with deeper peace and greater faith. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”

—Judah Smith, Pastor and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.
City Church, Seattle

“In this moving book, Roma shares the source of the light she has been beaming to the world since she entered our lives in Touched by an Angel. Not one to deny the difficulty and darkness of the world, she recounts stories of her own losses and how she found courage and faith in difficult times.”

—Andy & Sandra Stanley, Authors, Communicators, and Founders of North Point Ministries, Georgia

“Roma writes the same way she lives—with passion, humility, integrity and love. In every chapter, this “angel” will remind you that God loves you and has a plan for your life.”

—Dave Stone, pastor Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

"Roma Downey spreads beauty and light wherever she goes. In this book, you will find comfort and encouragement, no matter your circumstances."

—Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist

“Roma Downey brings her heart, her creativity and her faith to Box of Butterflies. In the process, she gives the reader her life. Bono, another Irishman, has said that a true artist digs their hands into their chest, breaks their rib cage, rips out their heart and gives it to the audience. This is the gift readers will get from this book.”

—Brian Tome, Sr. Pastor Crossroads Church, Kentucky & Ohio

“This testimony and faith journey of Roma Downey reveals yet once again, how the Lord provides, protects and never fails at taking broken pieces and making something magnificent.”

—Nick Vujicic, CEO of Life Without Limbs (LWL) and Attitude Is Altitude (AIA)

Box of Butterflies reminds each of us that God is real and is ever present. Roma weaves stories from her own life with poems and songs…all to create this wonderfully inspiring piece. You will love it!!”

—Holly Wagner, Pastor Oasis Church, author, founder GodChicks

“This book is classic Roma Downey... full of life and love, hope and inspiration, joy and kindness! You can feel her smile on every page. Reading it is like sitting down with Roma for a cup of tea and conversation, then leaving encouraged and lifted up.”

—Rick & Kay Warren, Pastors Saddleback Church

“Roma Downey offers glimpses of life’s challenges and blessings, echoes of God’s Word, and whispers of wisdom, all with the grace of poetry.  This book gladdens the heart, nudges the memory and lightly touches the soul with inspiration.  Here is an invitation to hope, joy and insight in the tradition of the Irish bards.”

—His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

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