He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God's Presence and Protection - eBook
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781496421685
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Know without a doubt that God is with you and stands ready to protect and guide you. He holds your hand, and He won’t let go.

When Carol Kent’s son was sentenced to life in prison without parole, Carol was consumed with grief, sadness, and despair. She was distraught wondering why God permitted this to happen. She had prayed for her son since he was a small child. He had been raised with biblical principles and daily prayer. As Carol tried to make sense of everything, she couldn’t help asking, Where’s God when it hurts so much?

In the middle of her sorrow, Carol turned to the place where she had always gone for comfort—the Bible. She was desperate to hear God’s voice. She soon discovered that the best way for her to “listen” to His voice was to meditate on Scripture and then write out what she believed He was saying. She wrote it as if it was His prayer over her life, and it comforted her. It was as if He took her by the hand, as a father would guide a child, and He gently led her in the direction of unconditional love, renewed hope, and fresh faith.

He Holds My Hand is a page-per-day 365-day devotional. Based on Scripture, this devotional is written as if God the Father is speaking His words of comfort and protection directly over you.

Listen to God’s voice and put your hand in His. He is your Comforter, your Healer, your Teacher, and your Joy.

Remember He holds your hand, and He won’t let go.

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  1. Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Desperate to Hear God's Voice
    February 1, 2018
    Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Imagine the shrill ring of the phone and the jolt into wakefulness. The voice in your ear carries unthinkable news. Is it possible that you are still dreaming?

    Your son has been been arrested.

    The charge is murder. The victim: his wifes ex-husband.

    As daylight comes, you learn more.

    Your son was desperate to protect his step-daughters from their fathers abusive behavior. An unsympathetic judge had lifted restrictions and mandated visitation. Taking matters into his own hands, your son has somehow come to believe that the only way to save the girls from more abuse was to take their fathers life.

    This is Carol Kents real-life story, lived out against a backdrop of grief, shame, and self-recrimination:

    What kind of mother produces a murderer?

    What about all the prayers, committing her son to Gods care and guidance?

    How could she continue as an author and a speaker at Christian conferences when her son had been sentenced to life in prison?

    If they had been more spiritual, would God have protected them from this nightmare?

    Following a tragedy too big for her heart to hold, Carol was thrown back on her trust in God and her dependence upon His Truth. Heart break slowed her reading pace to a crawl, and she clung desperately to the sound of Gods voice, meditating on the words, writing down the morsels of comfort that came, line upon line.

    As she has shared in her book, When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances, there was no neat and happy ending to Carols story. Her son continues to serve his sentence in prison, God has not intervened miraculously, and yet, Carol continues to learn, day by day, that there is no obstacle that Christs resurrection doesnt give me the power to overcome.

    Living with the daily need of Gods presence and protection, Carol has produced He Holds My Hand: Experiencing Gods Presence and Protection, a devotional work offering 365 individual meditations on Scripture. Accompanied by a relevant quotation, thoughtful questions, and a suggested prayer, each reading offers the Words of God as Words of Hope, spoken over each day. Having experienced the miracle of receiving life- altering truth in the midst of crisis, she recommends that her own words be a devotional complement to a regular schedule of Bible reading as you pause and listen for daily reassurance that God is present in the midst of your circumstances as He was present for her.

    This book was provided by Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  2. Jeanne Z
    Wenatchee, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Transforming pain
    January 9, 2018
    Jeanne Z
    Wenatchee, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    There are two common reactions to life's pain: "Lord, why me?" and "Lord, use me." Carol Kent, who with her husband Gene has known the deepest of life's pains, has chosen the better one: "Lord, use me." This book is one way He has used her, to remind readers that no matter how deep the pit (as Corrie ten Boom would say), God is deeper still. Instead of the typical "talking at you" devotional style, Carol chose the personal "I, your God, am speaking to you" style of presenting Biblical truths when life seems hard and unfair. In the last few years of my devotional reading, I have appreciated this style in the works of Sarah Young. But having met Carol and Gene personally, and being involved in praying for them through their crushing family journey, I feel more a kinship with the Biblical truths about hardship and God's faithfulness that Carol presents in this book. As I browsed through random days of devotions, her words reached out to my own heart. I was reminded how God has similarly used difficult experiences to teach ME to reach out and hold His hand. I have secured a second copy of this book to give a friend whose life is hobbled by worry and anxiety, and who could use the healing reminders of Carol's carefully crafted devotionals. This devotional is distilled from pain; it speaks softly but wisely. Consider spending a year with it, even if you have to start in the middle of the year.
  3. Jennie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What a Treasure!
    December 2, 2017
    Jennie
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    Every time I turn a page to a new devotional in Carol Kent's "He Holds My Hand," God touches my heart with the Scripture in a fresh new way. I've come to anticipate His whisper of encouragement, wise instruction, and His precious love for me which is taken right from the Word of God, and yet so often I have simply skimmed over the verses and missed His message.

    Each themed devotional begins with a thought-provoking quote and then gives a personalized paraphrase of the scripture that will speak right into your own life and circumstance, with the actual scripture printed at the bottom. Don't miss the BEST DEVOTIONAL BOOK of the year and it happens to be a small, gorgeous hard cover (that I'm giving to my best friends for Christmas).
  4. Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Embrace Your New Normal in 2018
    October 29, 2017
    Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Carol Kent has been one of my favorite authors since I read A New Kind of Normal. (If your normal has changed, you need to read that book. It will encourage you through the transition, of whatever kind it is.) Now she's written a daily devotional, He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God's Presence and Protection. I recommend this book, too. And if you're looking for something to read daily through 2018, this book has been released just in time.

    The book starts with an introduction summarizing the event that changed Kent's normal forever, one that is familiar to her readers, but may be new to you. (You can read the whole story in When I Lay My Isaac Down.) Following the summary, she tells how this led her to study her Bible more deeply, meditating on smaller passages and listening for God's voice. Her goal with this new book is to teach her readers to do the same, not only so they'll know their Bibles, but so they'll experience the Presence of the One Who gave us His Word. He is with us through everything.

    Each devotional starts with a quotation from a well-known author. I love this feature because I enjoy reading insights into God's Word from others. These quotes are followed by Kent's devotional thoughts for each day, followed by the Scripture that prompted her thought. Kent encourages her readers to focus on the Scripture, to write it out and meditate on it, to apply its truth to life.

    I thank Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book, so I can recommend it to you. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!
  5. heidiheart
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    It's Like Drinking Sunshine
    October 17, 2017
    heidiheart
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It's like drinking sunshine. Carol's 365 authentic and raw messages that God imprinted on her heart will daily fill your soul. The first day called A New Beginning, "God make a fresh start in me" was exactly what I needed to make me thirsty for more. My second husband died almost one year ago and I am learning how to start over. Each day in this book gives me hope and healing as I lean into an intimate conversation with Carol and God. No matter if you're on a bountiful or broken journey, these messages will draw you closer to God and realize how much He loves us and wants to help us. I love the quotes, I love the scripture verses, I love, love this book. I am buying one for each of my daughters and daughters-in-love for Christmas.
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