A Series of Red Carpets: From Believing to Knowing

bookcoverGrowing up, we often envision how our lives are going to unfold. Theresa was no different, and from an early age she even sensed something grand was in her future. When steered off course by a life-threatening hurdle in her 30s, Theresa remained determined to find her way back. By keeping an open heart and believing in the gifts that life has to offer, she rose above the challenges presented to her. After circling the globe in her 40s, she deliberately suppressed her wanderlust though uncertain as to why. A surprise encounter on a beautiful day in 2015 would reveal an answer that would navigate her compass in yet another direction.
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Readers Praise for A Series of Red Carpets

 

“determination and a love of life”
This book was not at all what I was expecting; I thought it would be a travelogue, but it’s far more than that. It’s an uplifting and inspirational story of struggle, determination and a love of life. Unlike most memoirs which focus on early years, this one focuses on the middle years of life and demonstrates satisfying options outside of the normal husband/kids stereotype. God features heavily in this book but, for those who are non-believers, this shouldn’t put you off reading past the first few pages –it unfolds beautifully! I have the greatest admiration for the author’s willingness to give everything and everyone a go, and her willingness to ‘go solo’ and travel outside of the box on her series of red carpets. – A. Bond
Amazon UK review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By A. Bond on 30 April 2016

 

“A Story of Faith, Growth, Love and Resiliency”

A Series of Red Carpets contains many amazing experiences typical of NDE accounts. Yet there are important human themes that make this book stand out. This is a story of faith, growth, love, and resiliency. Especially impacting for me was Ms. Diaz’ love for God even during some of the very worst circumstances that can be found in life. Maintaining a positive attitude, Ms. Diaz was able to find God in the very smallest of pleasures, even if it was laid up in bed just watching the sunlight come in through the window. Never giving up, Ms. Diaz discovered a higher purpose for herself in life that will surely continue to blossom. God has allowed Ms. Diaz to experience the divine as an integral part of her spiritual journey. In this process, she went from a position of believing into a position of knowing. How the earth fundamentally would change if all of us discovered this same wonderful place of being.

Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Roy Hill on September 4, 2016

 

“A Must Read!”
God has used Theresa to write this book and I am so glad he did! This book is about God’s amazing powers of healing, giving answers and providing. It’s also about an amazing relationship we can have with him. My biggest takeaway from this book was my need to take time to listen to God, and the ways he provides answers. I am so thankful Theresa listened and wrote this book. What a blessing!
Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda Harlan on August 6, 2016

 

I have known Theresa since she and my daughter became life-long friends in junior high. I must confess this is a Theresa I didn’t know, since I haven’t seen her in years. What a thrill to read this autobiography and see what God has done in her life. It is an encouragement to anyone who has been as low as Job to know that God has plans for each of us-for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope. Thank you Theresa for sharing your story!

Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon customer on July 29, 2016

 

Wonderful, uplifting!
Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Steve B on June 27, 2016

 

“Encouraging, inspiring and thought-provoking”

As I took off from the airport a few weeks ago I started this book. Literally, as the wheels were touching down at my destination I finished. First, I want you to understand that I am not an avid reader. When I read something, I read to get something out of it, not to be entertained, but to be inspired. Theresa’s book did just that. I feel that the author and I are kindred spirits. Like her, I don’t necessarily have a fear of change or embarking on new adventures. In the last two years I have shaken up (or is that shook up?) every ounce of my life. How this book inspired me was the author’s relationship with God. The fun, the silliness, the amazing connection. I desire that, but am not sure I have found it. It makes me want to explore, go deeper, seek. bigger. Theresa shares her life’s journey so beautifully. She is vulnerable, authentic and passionate! These are all qualities I seek to live out every day in my life. This book really challenged me to figure out how I can go deeper in my connection with God while exploring a more humorous relationship as well. I think there is something for everyone. I highly recommend this book.

Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Kara Zebrowski on June 24, 2016

 

“Beautifully descriptive, easy to read and worth the time
Knowing everyone has a story to tell, and that each of us has our own struggles to get through, I began reading this book with an open mind to learn what Theresa Diaz has learned from her life so far. I was not disappointed. This book reaffirmed to me that I need to accept myself more than I am currently able. No more, I like myself but…. Through every one of her epiphanies I could say, “I know that feeling” or “I’ve been there”. There is courage in knowing someone else ‘knows’ what you are going through, or have been through. Throughout this book I was reminded of the fact: Jesus holds the brush of our lives painting our canvas, while we help decide the style, color and composition, He makes it beautifully one of a kind.A quick read (for me at least) it is well written and beautifully descriptive. If you are trying to find your purpose, your path, your reason for existing this book can, and will, help.
Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on June 23, 2016

 

Many of us wonder why we are here, but Theresa has been fortunate enough to figure it out. Her gripping memoir details the experiences and decisions that led her to this place of knowing in a way I’m certain will inspire others. As a lifelong friend I have witnessed her metamorphosis first-hand, and I am delighted that she is now sharing her powerful story and insights with the world. – Beth M.

 

Regardless of your background or beliefs, there’s plenty that will appeal to you in A Series of Red Carpets: From Believing to Knowing. Theresa’s personal account is captivating and conveys a message of courage that is inspiring to anyone who has ever desired a fulfilled life. She moves beyond simply believing in herself to grasping her self-worth, which serves Theresa well during a near-death experience and while exploring various countries and cultures on her own. It’s no wonder that she comes face-to-face with her destiny. –Matthew D.

 

When I got home from church today this gem was waiting on my porch for me. 😊I already have the entire book read! Beautifully written by a beautiful soul! I HIGHLY recommend this book, which can be purchased from Amazon. Theresa has an AMAZING testimony of God’s awesomeness! I have felt so strongly that it’s time to stop and listen to him again and this book has confirmed that for me! Thank you Theresa for listening! 😉- Amanda H.

 

Theresa, I am really enjoying your book! It is helping me to understand some of the little coincidences that I’ve glossed over throughout my life. Now I can go back and take a different perspective. Thank you!  – Mark A.

 

Theresa, I couldn’t put your book down. I read it in two days and my life was immediately transformed. I was able to hear God more clearly and the next day I gave my apartment complex 60 day notice to vacate, and I am moving back to Kansas City. I was afraid to step out in faith until I read of your countless “leaps.” Your boldness to follow Him is truly impressive and inspirational. – Shelley S.

 

Your book inspired me to listen to God more. – Shari C.

 

Theresa, thank you for rewinding my clock. At 91, I thought I had nothing left to live for until I read your book. I am going to get busy again thanks to you! – Grace C.

 

What an incredible story of faith and trust! Theresa paints the picture of each piece of her story in this memoir. Well worth the read 🙂
Amazon US review – received 5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on September 26, 2016

 

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