Nancy Guthrie gently takes readers through the Bible to give insight to various situations Christians face when life is difficult. I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling to find hope in this life- whether you've lost someone, are in a broken relationship, face financial trouble, etc.
A co-worker (that I now call a dear friend) recently gave me this book. This person hardly knew me at the time, but just knowing that I was going through a very difficult time in my life, she knew that this book was just what I needed! Indeed! I found it on my desk one morning and it has been by my side everyday since. What an amazing book, full of meaning, passion, encouragement and inspiration. Each page is a quick daily read but has so much depth to it. It lifts me up everyday. We are not alone in our suffering and this book reminds me of that everyday. Most importantly, it has led me back into the comfort of the Lord's arms! Many thanks to Nancy Guthrie and many thanks to my blessed friend Kim for this wonderful gift!
My own copy of this book is well worn because I have read it and reread it, but I have also purchased several copies to give to others, and have highly recommended it to still dozens more. Nancy Guthrie not only understands suffering, but she also understands the God who brings us hope and renewal. Her understanding and application of God's Word is phenomenal as she explains things like pain, comfort, God's presence, God's purposes, the reality of heaven, and perseverance. She does so with clarity and intensity, but almost as if she is sitting down and talking with the reader on a very personal level. I would highly recommend her book to anyone who has been hurt by life and desires the answers God can give.
Several friends have appreciated this book which was given as a gift. One, the widow of a suicide victim; others are young parents whose infants have died unexpectedly. The right book at the right time.