Rainbows for Rainy Days
A Devotional For Difficult Days
Catherine Campbell in her new book Ã¢ÂÂRainbows For Rainy DaysÃ¢ÂÂ published by Lion Books gives us 40 Devotional Readings that Reveal GodÃ¢ÂÂs Promises.
From the back cover: 40 short devotions on the different aspects of GodÃ¢ÂÂs love in hard times Catherine CampbellÃ¢ÂÂs experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.
Isaiah 40:31 says, that Ã¢ÂÂthose who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.Ã¢ÂÂ Campbell comments: How often have you wakened in the morning knowing that the problem, or the pain, or the unpaid bill has not disappeared? We worry and fret ourselves into exhaustion. Yet God has promised us endurance. The great eagle cannot reach the heights merely by its own strength. As it spreads its impressive wings the bird allows the wind to carry it to places no other bird can go. This kind of flying appears effortless because the eagle trusts in a power bigger than itself . . . the wind! In this unique devotional, Catherine examines different aspects of GodÃ¢ÂÂs love for those times when life gets hard. Perfect for anyone needing encouragement in difficult times, Rainbows for Rainy Days gently shows readers how to turn pain over to Him.
Why do we need a new daily devotional? All of us have difficult times. Sometimes our difficult times overwhelm us and we fall apart. We allow these events to let us take our eyes off of God. When we do those situations seemingly become harder. Catherine Campbell knows about these situations and she has provided 40 devotional readings that can help us through our difficult times and re-focus our eyes on God. Ã¢ÂÂRainbows For Rainy DaysÃ¢ÂÂ is not a time-consuming read. Each devotional is two pages in length but they are oh so helpful to properly channel our energies in the right direction. If we use these daily devotionals correctly we will all be the better for it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
June 28, 2013
good little book
Rainbows for Rainy Days by Catherine Campbell
I was impressed by Catherine's obvious experiences with pain and disappointed which God used to bring her closer to him. I was prepared for a shallow book with constant reminders of ''God's love for everyone, despite their sin....'' but I think the author has a better understanding than that. At least from looking at this little book. I was blessed by some of the nuggets of wisdom written in this book which is divided into 40 small chapters of verses and reminders of God's providence. The fact that she herself has dealt with great grief in the loss of her two daughters at early ages and with disappointment in that they were born with severe health problems shows through in the daily lessons on grief, prayer and understanding God's perfect will in every area of our lives.
The book is simple enough for anyone to understand.
From the website:
The sight of a rainbow is more than a beautiful natural phenomenon. For behind each physical show is a reminder of a God who always keeps His promises Ã¢ÂÂ especially in the middle of life's storms.
'Rainbows for Rainy Days' is a full colour, hard back book containing 40 devotional readings. Bringing together a selection of promises from the bible, Catherine's writings encourage the reader to trust God for whatever situation they find themselves in.
Uplifting and inspiring, this little gem will brighten any rainy day!
June 26, 2013
A Wonderfully Uplifting Devotional
This book isn't long. It isn't flashy. It doesn't promise to solve all your problems or change your life in 3 easy steps. Just a simple devotional...I think not. Rainbows for Rainy Days is a moving, raw, honest book of thoughts, stories and testimonies that reflect on the promises of God-especially in our hardest times. Mrs. Campbell's personal testimony is seen throughout the devotions in this book. They are well-worth reading; I challenge you to read them and keep your eyes dry.
June 25, 2013