Move beyond disappointment, rejection, betrayal, failure, and loss with the help of these lessons and your small group. When Life Doesn't Turn Out the Way You Expect: Moving Beyond Disappointment and Suffering contains contemporary and biblical stories, personal and biblical reflection questions, and practical steps to healing. The DVD contains six, ten minute sessions with author Lawrence W. Wilson and his wife along with a printable leader's guide.
No matter how you’ve suffered, God can heal your broken heart.No one expects to suffer heartaches such as divorce, losing a child, or the diagnosis of a debilitating disease while dreaming about the future and envisioning how life will turn out. No one prepares to face the disillusionment of the unexpected and when it hits, the trials can leave behind bewilderment and anger-causing many to question their faith. In When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect, Jerry Brecheisen and Lawrence Wilson identify the negative effects of difficult life experiences and show you ways to begin healing the hurts and disappointments that have disrupted and embittered your life.In these inspiring video lessons, author Lawrence Wilson and his wife, Heather, share their stories of heartbreak, loss, rejection, and failure and describe how God has helped them overcome the suffering in their lives. Their honesty and insight will impact viewers and challenge them to allow God to bring redemption and heal their disappointments.This resource includes a copy of the book, When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect, and a DVD containing six, 10 minute video lessons that correspond to the book’s various chapters. This combo package, part of the In Sight Media Series, is a great resource for adult Sunday School classes, small-group discussions, and sermon enhancement.
Jerry Brecheisen (pronounced BRECK-eye-zen) is an author, humorist, speaker, and musician who currently serves as Director of Media for The Wesleyan Church. He has authored fourteen books and writes the weekly online column Hope above the Headlines. Jerry and his wife, Carol, have two children and four grandchildren and live in Fishers, Indiana. Lawrence W. Wilson is editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House and author of When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect. He writes the syndicated column ’Front Porch’ and lives near Indianapolis, Indiana. Heather Gemmen Wilson is an award-winning, best-selling author and sought-after speaker for conferences, women’s retreats, and pro-life events around the world. Her sweet spirit, confident authenticity, and obvious joy-combined with the incredible power of her testimony-make her uniquely able to identify with her audiences and inspire them to wholeness. Her memoir, Startling Beauty, won international acclaim through her appearances on programs including The 700 Club, Montel, and Naomi’s New Morning. She is a freelance editor and writer for various Christian publishing houses and is married to her best friend, author and speaker, Lawrence W. Wilson.