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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2009
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Like the apostle Paul, do you have a thorn in your life that just wont go awayno matter how many times youve asked God to remove it? Maybe youre troubled by an estranged relationship, a chronic illness, a difficult marriage, depression, a struggle with an addiction, a past abuseor even a combination of some of these. Author Mary Ann Froelich suggests that the miraculous exists, even for those who live with unchanged circumstancesthose with "less than success" stories. She offers comfort, encouragement, and tangible survival tools for facing unchanged circumstances and fighting the despair that so often accompanies our pain.
Mary Ann Froehlich is a music therapist-board certified and Suzuki music teacher. She and her husband, John, have three children. Mary Ann has worked in hospitals, schools, churches, and private practice. She has written articles, music, and eleven books. She has a doctorate in music from the University of Southern California and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary.
MiriamOhioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 10, 2011MiriamOhioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Living with Thorns by Mary Ann Froehlich is a well-written book on surviving with pain. She refers to the thorn that Paul mentions in his letters and uses that reference as a scriptural basis for dealing with the pain. The first half of the book is about letting us know we are not alone in our pain. In the second half of the book, the author shares her survival techniques for dealing with pain, and living with our own thorns. Each chapter concludes with questions for thought as to how we can apply the information to our own lives. Mary Ann reminds us that God uses our pain for His purposes though we may have no understanding of what those may be. I like that she recognizes our pain and does not dismiss it thought she goes on to gives us ways to cope when we are experiencing out pain. Throughout the book, she includes quotes from many well know writers and speakers in the religious arena. Her survival tools are all biblically based and she give many scriptural references along the way. I found the book to be very comforting and plan to keep it as a scriptural reference on these issues in the future.
I was provided a free copy of this book from Discovery House Publishers for review. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own without bias expressed.