Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Sneeze- You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times By Max Lucado

The story of Joseph is amazing. The favoured son who is cast down and out by his brothers. Over and over we read of Joseph in a place of elevation brought down to a new low, and a lower low. The roller coaster ride of Joseph's life is an encouraging one even more so with the wisdom and insight from Max Lucado.
We see the tender heart of Max Lucado, for the hurting in many of his books. He longs to reach the lost, alone, and those who are despairing and share the hope he has found in Jesus. It is more evident in this book.
If any of you ever cried and laughed til you cried over a little bird named "Chippie", you know you will most likely need tissues for this book.

We are currently in the midst of our own roller coaster rides right now. Job stability, health issues, and our children racing towards adulthood faster than we ever expected (which isn'y bad, just different). It has been a rough week has become a rough month, a rough year and even a rough decade.
There are some moments where I wonder why I do not have a nice quiet life, sitting at home with no pressing schedule. :) Then we laugh really hard because it would be soo boring!
Am I the only one fantasizing about that? Or do people really have "nice, quiet lives"?

Well, we are not promised nice quiet lives but trials and sufferings.

In his book, Max offers hope to those in the mirey clay, those in jail, those who just need the rain to stop for a day or two.

Book Trailer video: http://youtu.be/VtYquiIKF8o

Other Resources: Book, Dvds, Study Guide, Church Kits

Book Description: You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In You'll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed--but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

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