Description: ""Why is this happening to me?"" is a question being asked by millions of people who have lost their livelihoods in today's economic recession. In Better for Life you will find answers to this question as you explore the trials of several biblical characters and the purposes for those trials. Within these pages you will not only discover the purpose of your trial, but you will also learn what you can do about it. You can't change your situation, but you can change yourself. God's plan is not merely to get you out of your trials, but to transform you while you are in them. Take a journey to discover the reasons for your hardships, and learn how you can use these circumstances to your advantage. Remember: God is not so concerned with making life better for you; He is interested in making you better for life. So, if you are tired of struggling under the burden of your circumstances, then it is time to become better for life Endorsements: ""Some voices today seem to imply that all true believers will prosper, financially, if they will just turn their hearts and minds over to God--and turn at least a tenth of whatever they earn over to their local churches. However, in Better for Life, Daniel Jones uses both Scripture and personal examples to debunk the myth of this so-called 'Prosperity Gospel.' He further shows how challenging opportunities sometimes offer believers the only avenues to model Jesus' example of self-sacrifice and to reap the resulting rewards of spiritual growth and transformation."" --G.R. Bud West, Assistant Professor West Negros University ""Better for Life embraces the Olympic spirit calling athletes to fight well. In our fight to be faster, higher, and stronger, success is reflected through our travels. We are born into a storm of sin and called to endure while choosing the Lord to light our way. In our fight through success and hardship, success is reflected through our ability to be a light in the storm. Thanks Daniel "" --Dave Johnson Olympic Medalist Decathlon and Director of Athletics Corban University ""Better for Life is a book for our times . . . In relating his own story of hardship, Jones empathizes with those who have been shipwrecked by the storms of foreclosure, job loss, stress, depression, and a crisis of faith. Yet that is not where the story ends. Jones relates how he found hope in God, who turned his weeping into joy. I recommend this book as a perfect devotional guide for those who are navigating a storm and want to emerge better for life on the other side."" --Eric N. Newberg Regent University Virginia Beach About the Contributor(s): Daniel Jones is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, and the Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach. He now works as an engineer in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.