God's Most Precious Jewels Are Crystallized Tears: True Stories of Women Who Turned Their Misery into Ministry  -     By: Barbara Johnson
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God's Most Precious Jewels Are Crystallized Tears: True Stories of Women Who Turned Their Misery into Ministry

Thomas Nelson / 2001 / Paperback

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Imagine if your tears turned to diamonds before they hit the ground! Well, in a way they do, as you'll discover in these encouraging stories of 14 extraordinary women (including the author!) who journeyed through incredible hardship to become sparkling jewels of joy. Woven throughout are accounts about real gemstones---their creation and traditional meaning. 176 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0849937795
ISBN-13: 9780849937798
Availability: In Stock

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The Queen of Encouragement has brought a dozen amazing friends to inspire and encourage  you!

Barbara Johnson's heart-touching, laughter-laced story has given hope to millions of readers worldwide. Now she brings together twelve courageous women who have triumphed over challenges and endured heart-rending losses. With Christlike serventhood, they have reached beyond their own anguish to extend a helping hand to others in need, turning their tears of heartache into jewels of blessing. In their awe-inspiring stories, you will meet women who have faced:

  • a husband's brutal murder
  • the death of a young child
  • poverty and bigotry
  • eating disorders
  • an adult child's homosexuality
  • the death of two sons due to AIDS
  • abusive marriages
  • heartbreaking divorce
  • family members' estrangement
  • clinical depression
  • physical disability
  • a husband's struggle with homosexuality

Today these women, like Barbara, spread hope and joy wherever they go. To celebrate their ministry of encouragement, each of their stories concludes with Barbara's trademark collection of wit and laughter. Open this book and find a pathway out of sorrow and into the sunlight of a life warmed by love and filled with meaning. Read these stories and learn how to turn misery into ministry.

Author Bio

Barbara Johnson guided millions of hurting women through the tunnel of despair with her best-selling books including Plant a Geranium in Your Cranium, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy. She and her husband, Bill, founded the non-profit Spatula Ministries which helps parents in crisis. She died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 79.

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