"You'll get through this."
"It won't be painless."
"It won't be quick."
"But God will use this mess for good."
"Don't be foolish or naive."
"But don't despair either."
"With God's help, you'll get through this."
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.
|Publisher:||Harpercollins Christian Pub|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2013|
|Number of Pages:||215|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.9|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.25 x 1.0|
Minister and best-selling Christian author Max Lucado was educated at Abilene Christian University. He has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states. Lucado has authored over twenty books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months.
Once again, Lucado (Oak Hills Church, San Antonio; Cure for the Common Life) has come through with a hit. The author of dozens of inspirational books for Christians, Lucado has a special talent for storytelling. Here, his goal is to encourage people, especially the brokenhearted, through tough times. He does so in his usual personable style. Using the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers as a background, he expertly interweaves real stories with the biblical narrative, creating an accessible whole.
Carefully avoiding religious platitudes, Lucado acknowledges the depth of sorrow and trouble in modern life, and offers realistic hope in a faith in God, even when such hope is hard to find. The author makes his points without being heavy-handed. Chapters such as "Stupid Won't Fix Stupid" tell it like it is in a lighthearted way.
Verdict: Lucado fans will be pleased with this new release. Any reader comfortable with a Christian mind-set and looking for encouragement through difficult circumstances will be glad to turn to this work.
-Holly Hebert, Brentwood P.L., TN
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