This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certainty of God's love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is.
They are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? What did I do wrong? Doesn't God care? With the warmth and compassion of a licensed counselor and a Christian woman who has suffered miscarriage herself, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith in this heartbreaking situation. "Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy" is the essential guidebook that will help you through the agony of losing a child.
This uniquely designed resource is for those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one, friend, sibling, or extended family. For those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. This book helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following the suicide. It includes many personal stories of survivors, along with their suggestions on how to get beyond survival to life again. It also includes features designed for SOS support groups, pastors, and Christian counselors with the goal of helping the church function more fully as the healing community it should be for the survivors of suicide in its midst.
Here is a sixty-day devotional companion for those who have suffered the loss of someone they love.
From chronic physical pain to deep emotional hurts, we are all, at some level, in need of healing, and that healing comes from God. There are several things we do or believe that can stand in the way of God's healing in our lives. Arterburn outlines the plan for opening our lives to God's divine touch. Healing on all levels – spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical – is a miraculous gift from God; but it is a function of our own decisions and beliefs as well. When we make the right choices, and reject the lies, we can find the way to wholeness again.
This 10-week devotional companion will explore topics designed to encourage and motivate readers to focus on the choices that enable true healing. Each daily devotional will include at least one quote, a "Healing is a Choice for Today" devotional (200 words), Scriptures to support the material, and then a takeaway thought to help the reader concentrate on the "choice" and help them to deny the "lie" around that particular topic.