Roma Downey—best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel—“has created a beautiful and personal testimony to the presence of God in our lives and our world” (Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles).
Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement, reminding her that she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her.
Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book’s central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God’s love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of His creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies.
This inspirational book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges, or you find yourself in need of new inspiration. Box of Butterflies “will touch you and move you and strengthen you” (Kathie Lee Gifford).
Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress, producer, author, and has been creating inspirational content for twenty-five years. Born in Northern Ireland, she was classically trained in London. For almost a decade, Roma starred in the hit CBS show Touched by an Angel, playing the tenderhearted angel, Monica. Roma is president and CCO of LightWorkers Media—the faith and family division of MGM. With her husband, Mark Burnett, their productions include The Bible series, A.D., Son of God, The Dovekeepers, Woodlawn, Ben-Hur, Resurrection, and the upcoming On a Wing and a Prayer. As part of her 2021 birthday list, Queen Elizabeth bestowed Downey with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Arts, Drama, and to the Community in Northern Ireland. She is a longtime supporter of Operation Smile, Compassion International, and received a Sally Award from the Salvation Army for her contribution to entertainment and helping those in need. She was also honored for her career with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She and her husband live in California. They have three amazing children and three wonderful dogs.