The Caleb Years: When God Doesn't Make Sense  -     By: David Ingerson
Buy Item InStock17.99$17.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 10% ($2.00) Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

The Caleb Years: When God Doesn't Make Sense

Word & Spirit Publishing / Hardcover

$17.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $19.99
|
Save 10% ($2.00)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW570147

Black Friday Again
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

What would you do if you were told today by the doctors that your newborn child's life would be very short--that your baby would live at most only a couple of days? The Caleb Years is a compelling and heartfelt account of the author's journey through the treacherous waters of uncertainty as he fights for the life of his son. It is a triumphant story of overcoming faith and joyful hope found only in the midst of tragedy and heartache. Hardcover.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 292
Vendor: Word & Spirit Publishing
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 193957014X
ISBN-13: 9781939570147

Related Products

  1. The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected
    The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected
    Nik Ripken, Gregg Lewis
    B&H Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 47% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews Video
  2. God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
    God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
    Jennifer Rothschild
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 63% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 42 Reviews
  3. Special Heart: A Journey Of Faith, Hope, Courage, And Love
    Special Heart: A Journey Of Faith, Hope, Courage, And Love
    Bret Baier
    Center Street / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 25% ($4.01)
  4. 10 Things Great Dads Do: Strategies for Raising Great Kids
    10 Things Great Dads Do: Strategies for Raising Great Kids
    Rick Johnson
    Revell / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

Publisher's Description

What would you do if you were led to believe by the doctors that your newborn child's life would be very short? What if the doctors told you your son would live at most only a couple of days? Would you give up, resigning yourself to simply trust the doctors' pessimistic assessment, or would you fight for his life against all odds? When his fourth child was born, author and inspirational speaker, David Ingerson was faced with these troubling questions.

The Caleb Years is a refreshing and inspirational account of the author's journey through the treacherous waters of uncertainty and the deep emotional wounds parents of a chronically ill child must endure. The author's vivid descriptions of each circumstance and deeply compelling emotion will put the reader in middle of his story - identifying with his pain and struggles, but also rejoicing in his victories.

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(5)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 5
Page 1 of 1
  1. palmyra michigan
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What a powerful testimony
    July 3, 2014
    chan
    palmyra michigan
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is so wonderful. I loved all the photos that were shared of this precious boy and his wonderful family. Thank you for sharing such a painful journey. I pray it helps other families who are struggling with a chronically ill child. What a blessing.
  2. Shreveport, LA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Real faith, painful reality, encouragement
    June 10, 2014
    Sam Kendrick
    Shreveport, LA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    I kept wondering, Why am I reading about such a painful experience? It's because it was true, real people, enduring love and sacrifice, no pretense, a real faith in God. I think you will find it encouraging and challenging to keep trusting in tough times.
  3. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book!
    June 8, 2014
    DenK
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Caleb Years is an inspirational story of one man's struggle to deal with the many complexities of his son's chronic illness. The author invites the reader to see into his heart and soul for each step of this journey. He does not sugarcoat the facts or the experiences, but is refreshingly open and honest about his experiences. It is his openness and honesty that drew me into this book. Although I have never had to make tough decisions regarding the care of a chronically ill child and have never experienced the untimely death of a child, I can relate to many aspects of this book and believe that you will too. This book is not just a book about the death of a beloved child, but it is a book about human experience, hope and faith in difficult and even impossible circumstances. The Caleb Years has both challenged and inspired me to place my full trust in the Lord even when I cannot understand His ways.
  4. Belleville, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You'll Come To Love This Boy
    December 24, 2013
    Richarjo
    Belleville, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It is my distinct honor to commend this book to you, dear reader. I hope you are ready for an enriching journey. My beloved friend David has written a beautiful tribute to his valiant son Caleb, a powerfully honest psalm to his God and what will prove to be an unparalleled blessing to you.

    With the remarkable detail of a medical journal, the visceral passion of a loving father and the flourish that is uniquely David Ingerson, he invites you to taste the very real and intimate experiences of life and death, faith and doubt, hope and sorrow.

    I am tempted to tell you that you will enjoy the trip, but more than that, you will be enriched. Read it with relish. You will empathize with David and Kathy, you will wonder at their God and you will most certainly come to love their Caleb, and you might just come to love their God.

    We knew the "fighter" in the middle season of his fight. He graced our home and our church family. He warmed us with his smile. He frightened us with his prospects. And he inspired us with his life.

    David's perceptive reflections in the final pages are the dessert after a wonderful meal. Laugh and cry like I did as I read a preview copy of The Caleb Years, then savor the wisdom.

    Rich Bersett
  5. Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Honest and Inspirational
    December 24, 2013
    funreader
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was really drawn in and captivated by this book. My wife couldn't put it down. It really held her attention. We were both touched and inspired. We can only hope to never have to experience what this author did, but if we do, we hope to have as much courage and demonstrate hope as brightly as they did.
Displaying items 1-5 of 5
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Author/Artist Review

Author: David Ingerson
Located in: Shreveport, Louisiana
Submitted: December 27, 2013

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I'm a twenty-four year US Air Force veteran. During my first year in the Air Force, as a cadet at the Air Force Academy I was positively influence toward Christ by many of my fellow cadets as well as an Air Force chaplain, and a retired colonel who served the cadets in full-time ministry. The impact of these caring folks served to strongly encourage me to make the all-important, life-changing decision to put my trust in God and thereby chose to follow and serve Him in every area of my life. Although life hasn't always been easy since making that pinnacle decision, my faith in God and His comforting, guiding hand has seen me through every difficulty.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  The overflow of gratitude we feel to God and so many who served, supported, and encouraged us during years of deep struggles and despairing challenges strongly compelled me to write our story in hopes that others will be as inspired to persevere when at their wit's end--when all hope seems gone. If we could survive and thrive during the life-shaking struggles our story describes, so can others. I believe our story can so encourage and inspire hope for those who chose to read it.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  My primary objective in writing about the years of deep struggles we've dubbed the Caleb years is to inspire our readers to refuse to give up or give in when life seems to be spinning out of control. My hope is that our story will so inspire our readers that they'll firmly decide to persevere despite forces or events beyond their control that seem to be pulling them down.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  Writing about our struggles not only helped me understand how healthy and helpful it is to be honest about our feelings, but also how important it is to celebrate each victory no matter how small, when facing a serious and long-lasting fight.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  I enjoyed the powerful model and positive influence of godly mentors in the context of my military experience. Among them are Colonel (retired) Robin Woodruff, and Chaplain, Maj General (retired) Charlie Baldwin. Eugene Peterson, translator of "The Message" Bible is a favorite author. His authentic faith and readable teaching exemplified in his books have added to my faith. Mark Batterson's down-to-earth writings have likewise bolstered my faith in regard to persistence in prayer. C.S. Lewis, Watchman Nee and E.M. Bounds have also been among my favorites authors over the years. During the Caleb years we enjoyed many of Mark Schultz's songs, not the least of which was, "He's My Son."

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  A vitally important message I want to relay to my readers is that honestly acknowledging your difficult emotions instead of pretending they do not exist will help you take an active role in overcoming whatever difficulty you face. If you are honest and intentional, firmly trusting in God no matter the outcome, you will likely succeed and overcome--not necessarily around--but through the suffering and sorrow. It's my hope "The Caleb Years" will help them understand that.

Find Related Products

Start A New Search