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Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Sometimes, finding hope in a tough situation is easier said than done. Gaining a Hopeful Spirit challenges us to receive hope from the Lord. When life leaves us desolate and foggy, the Lord wants to pick us back up and show us how hopeful we really can be. Joni has helped countless people pick their heads up when the road ahead seemed bleak. As a woman who has been through a tragic accident that left her quadriplegic, she can speak first-hand about Satan's schemes that will keep you from living a life of worship.
How can you be a source of joy for someone else when you are going through a hard time? Joni draws you closer to God as you realize that the hope that can get you through even the toughest of times only comes from God our Father. After reading this pamphlet, you'll be able to help pass on the hope to friends and family members experiencing hopeless times.
Ann5 Stars Out Of 5Hope in GodJune 24, 2017AnnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Joni never fails to encourage me through her writing. After her rehabilitation she founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered programs to special needs families. Sometimes a small amount of hope in the right person can do a world of good. God does not waste any opportunities to receive glory from the trials of our lives. Jeremiah 29:11:For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Christian faith is built on the hope that God can do the impossible. While I had literally given up hope, the husband and parents of a friend of mine who was on life support continued to plead with God. The mother called me with a praise report that her daughter was breathing on her own without the tube down her throat. Praise God, He is the God of miracle. Joni provides excellent advice and many wonderful scriptures to instill hope in us. Rose Publishing gifted me this resource for an honest review.
BrookeCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Feeling discouraged? Here's hope!February 17, 2014BrookeCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My least favorite promise in the Bible is when Jesus says, "In this world you will have trouble..." (John 16:33) During Jesus' sermon on the mount, we see this trouble comes on a daily basis when Jesus instructs those listening (and us!) not to worry about tomorrow. Why? Because "Each day has enough trouble of its own." Those who believe in Jesus are not immune from trouble. In Psalm 34:19 the first half of the verse promises, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous_" I see this truth illustrated every week in my ladies Bible study group when we share prayer requests. Whether you and I are feeling weary from an ongoing trial, discouraged that the news rarely has a happy story to report, or disappointed by the way things have turned out, without hope, we will continue to feel this way.
In her encouraging pamphlet, Gaining a Hopeful Spirit, Joni Eareckson Tada shows how anyone can have hope even "when all hope seems gone." Having gone through an enormous trial herself since 1967 when a diving accident left her a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, Joni knows first-hand how important hope is and how discouraging life can be without it.
Through this 18-page pamphlet, Joni offers hope to anyone feeling discouraged, disappointed, etc. by comforting those with the comfort she has been given. (2 Cor. 1:4) In addition, she equips readers so that they can pass on hope to someone who is despairing.
Any Christian would benefit from this pamphlet because we all experience trials and can fall into discouragement. Or despite our daily trials, we're not discouraged, but know someone who is and don't know what quite to say to give that person hope. Whether we are the one feeling discouraged, or we know someone who is, this pamphlet offers that much needed hope.
Disclaimer: I received this advanced reader copy free from Rose Publishing as part of their review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply, an honest one.