Have you ever found yourself caught on a roller-coaster ride that you weren't standing in line for? If so, you'll appreciate how Joe Stowell reminds you of important biblical truths you need to help you hold on with certainty and stay on board, even in the ups, downs, and wild curves of life. The Upside of Down presents tribulation as God's tool to prepare you for His use and to respond fruitfully in the midst of life's wild ride.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Discovery House Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.50 (inches) ISBN: 1572931876 ISBN-13: 9781572931879 Availability: In Stock
Like a roller coaster ride, life is filled with stomach-wrenching drops, dips, and sudden curves. But there is an upside to being down: God, who works in and through our troubles and never abandons us to disaster, provides a well-engineered superstructure and a carefully planned set of tracks and guardrails. Even when the ride is too hectic, unsettling, and twisted for us to sense His support and guidance, He is still there. This book is about learning to trust in God's work and provisions as the divine superstructure underneath every trial. When we understand the ultimate purpose behind our suffering, we will be willing to stay on board.
Dr. Joseph M. Stowell serves as the president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books, including Radical Reliance. Eternity, and From the Front Lines. Joe also works with RBC Ministries in Grand Rapids, partnering in media productions. His web ministry, Strength for the Journey, features daily devotionals, weekly messages and commentary, downloadable Bible study curriculum, and an audio library of his most requested messages. Joe serves on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and has had a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership. From 1987-2005 he served as the president of Moody Bible Institute, and from 2005 to early 2008 he was teaching pastor at the 10,000-member Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago. Joe and his wife, Martie, have three adult children and ten grandchildren.