This book was written to help those in deep pain, whether emotional or physical, to overcome their pain. A second title is descriptive as it states, "Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments". Reflecting on those who faced deep pain in the Bible, as well as Bible verses, the author demostrates that it is possible to overcome deep pain. It is also a Bible Study with discussion questions for each chapter at the end of the book.
No, it may not be easy to apply the principles taught in this book, but it is well worth the effort. The book discusses some of the great stories of the Bible and the pain people went through. For example, Joseph was despised by his brothers. Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery and Joseph's life went into a downward spiral by circumstances that were not his fault. In the end, Joseph had suffered a great deal, but realized his brothers meant him harm, but God used it for good. God ultimately placed Joseph in a position to save Israeal from famine. Many other stories are explored and it would be hard for the reader not to feel a tremendous amount of hope.
I liked this book a lot. In fact, I wished it had been published YEARS ago and I had read it through some really tough times in my life. I know it would have strengthened my resolve and faith in God even more. People suffer from all kind of hurts, some very devestating, but I believe this book is worth reading and can start the healing process.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. This in no way influenced my review.