Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow
Best book I have found on this subject of pain and loss. This is the book to read.
June 14, 2010
This book is written for those who have been through, or are going through, tough times in their lives and who need to hear Jesus speak into their situation, Guthrie is a woman who has experienced tragedy and sorrow in her own life, this tragedy and sorrow has caused her to turn to the scriptures and dig deep to find meaning in the situations she has faced.Having lost 2 children to a rare genetic condition, both less than 2 years old, she has experienced some of the most difficult pain any mother, or father, could imagine, yet she has come out of it with a stronger and more balanced faith than ever, what could so easily have crushed her faith has enabled her faith to grown and blossom.I read this book at a time when I was going through, just coming out of, a very severe bout of depression, one which was just about as serious and deep as it gets and almost cost me my life.Reading this book has not been easy, there have been times when I have felt that God was piercing my heart with some of the truths revealed in this book but I believe that the perspective this book has given me has played at least a small part in helping bring me out of depression, re-focusing my minds and giving me new perspective, in ways that I had not expected.I will conclude this review with one paragraph from the very end of this book In the midst of your heartache, Jesus will hold you in his arms, he will teach you, and he will speak into your sorrow. Hear his promise to be there in the days ahead to help shoulder the load of sorrow in your heart it is my belief that this book will enable you to realise those words in your life.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has know what it is to suffer, to experience deep sorrow to suffer pain and loss, if you are seeking answers to the difficult questions in your life this book will not answer them all but it will point you in the right direction and enable you to change your perspective and your thinking in those areas.
September 11, 2009
The book is a valuable and helpful asset for those dealing with lose. This has been a difficult book for me, not because of the book it's self, but because of losing my Daddy.
September 11, 2009
Having a child with a life threatening disease has changed my life. Over the past two years I have gone through so many mixed emotions while my daughter was going through so many changes herself. During this time she was diagnosed with a disease that has no cure and was attacking her body. When I saw the title of this book, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, I thought this was the book for me. Even though my daughter is here with me today, I felt a connection with the author, Nancy Guthrie, whom has lost two children. I felt this connection right from the beginning of the book where Nancy writes "The day came when I needed to hear the voice of Jesus in a way I had not heard it before. As I faced the heartbreak of losing my child, I needed to know that he understood the deep pain I was in. That's when I heard Jesus speak to me as the Man of Sorrow, as one who has suffered, as one who knows what it feels like to be crushed by grief to the point that it is squeezing the life out of you." In Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, Nancy shines a light on eleven statements Jesus made, mining them for meaning for those who hurt. She does a wonderful job making these statements understandable and meaningful. She pulls you closer to Jesus, which is what many people need during these difficult times. Although I was able to connect with the author and story because of having a child with an illness, I believe this book would be great for those going through many types of grief and sorrow. I remember sitting during Easter mass, just crying, not understanding the things God lets happen in our lives, some of the things that Nancy Guthrie discusses in this book. I have found some true understanding reading Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.
August 21, 2009