Book Review: Mustard Seeds by Matthew Kelly

Communications • Wed, Jun 14 2017 at 10:40am

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Mustard Seeds by Matthew Kelly (Christine Bordelon)


I am recommending this book not only for a summer read but a daily go-to because it only requires a minute or so of time. It’s a way of positively directing your day as you ponder Kelly’s observation.

In this crazy, hectic life we all lead, I’ve found I can stick with this book easily. “Mustard Seeds” mirrors its reference to the biblical passage of Matthew 13-31-32 –“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches” –how faith has the capacity to grow even if it’s only the size of a mustard seed now.

– Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion Herald


"In each of these brief passages Matthew Kelly presents a seed of truth. Sow the seed in the rich and fertile soil of your heart. Water it with flowing waters of contemplations and allow the sunlight of life’s experiences to shine upon it. The seed will grow into a wonderful tree bearing the fruits of: peace, joy, humility, integrity, wisdom, and love.

These words will challenge you to think, reflect, ponder, and pray. This book will help you to see the person you are and the person you can become. Open your heart and mind, and your life will change gracefully."

(description from

“Find something good in each person and let it grow,” is one of the daily reflections offered by prolific Catholic author and dynamic speaker Matthew Kelly in his book, “Mustard Seeds.”

(Available on multiple websites including,,,; ISBN 978-1-929266-04-3)