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Violence, racism, child abuse, addiction, war, starvation, disease---the world is filled with pain. In this unflinching look at the heartache of life, Weece offers an invitation to mourn with those who are suffering and to help them heal. Discover how God makes safe, loving places for those who have been wounded by a fallen society. 208 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1400206928
ISBN-13: 9781400206926

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Your life is filled with pressure and pain and heartache and disappointment. So was His.

If you’ve ever tried to pick up the shattered pieces of your life and put them back together again without help, you know it’s an impossible task. When you lose your job, when divorce divides your family, when a loved one commits suicide, or when cancer claims a friend, it’s easy to lose perspective and abandon hope.

According to Jon Weece, Christianity does not require you to smile through your pain, much less praise God for tormenting you. God doesn’t enjoy your suffering. But he does understand it—and he knows exactly how to fix it.

That’s what Me Too is all about: A God who turned the ugliness of the cross into a spectacle of eternal beauty. An all-powerful Lord who will do the same with the pain of this world. An eternal Father who specializes in wiping away tears and putting you back together again. If you’ll allow him.

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Jon Weece is the lead teaching pastor at Southland Christian Church, a community of 14,000 Christ-followers in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of Jesus Prom. Prior to Southland, Jon was a missionary to Haiti for four years, where he met his wife, Alli. They have two children.

 

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  1. Rachel
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Me too....
    August 22, 2016
    Rachel
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    There are so many words floating around today. In most cases we relate to one another with our words. I have learned of the significance of two simple words, but when put together have a powerful meaning. The two words are, me and too. When somebody connects with us by using those words, sometimes it can feel like they are throwing us a rope, something to hold on to and hope with, a guide so we know where to go. Other times it can seem those words act as a life preserver, keeping us alive - literally and figuratively as we seek out help. This book was difficult for me to get into, but I stayed the course, and boy am I glad that I did. He touched on a lot of struggles that we face in this life. The chapter on suicide stood out the most to me. I liked how he addressed many different perspectives, ultimately keying in on how many times it comes about because of untreated mental illness and depression. I would like to share a quote from the chapter that stuck with me, "Suicidal thoughts might provide the greatest "me too" opportunity for us to love people where they are and as they are. God wants us to lighten people's emotional loads: "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal. 6:2) Shared joy is double joy, but shared pain is half pain." There is so much I underlined in this book and quotes that I shared with others. I would recommend this book, it is a relatively easy read in that it can be picked up and read randomly, any chapter, or in order. There are some deep, thought provoking sections, but some light and humorous spots as well. It won't go too far from my desk, as some parts of it I would like to revisit soon.
  2. Faith Warrior
    New Hampshire
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Me Too by Jon Weece
    August 9, 2016
    Faith Warrior
    New Hampshire
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher HarperCollins Publishers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.

    Me Too brings awareness to the reader that they are not the only one going through what they are facing at this moment. There is at least one person out there which can say me too, I have also experienced that. Maybe they have not experienced the exact same situation but they have been through something that is similar and they can relate to it. There is also someone else that can say me too, that is Jesus. He has been there and experienced the hurt, the pain, the rejection, the anger, the love, the lonelinessHe can say to all of us, Me too.

    Me Too looks at different areas and situations from three distinct view points; The Cross, The Church, and The City. It covers abortion, fear, violence, materialism, our relationships with each other and Godand much more. Jon Weece reveals how he is also a me too person, just like the rest of us. I was deeply touched by all of the chapters, but there was one chapter that made a bulls-eye and that was the chapter on fear. It helped me identify a bit more with my weaknesses and something that has been with me all of my life. I recommend Me Too, it greatly surpassed my expectations.
  3. angcavi
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Me Too by Jon Weece Must Read
    August 6, 2016
    angcavi
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It was hard not to be emotionally triggered from the very first page. This book is all about how Father God and His Son Jesus understand the depths of our pains and sufferings in this life. It completely pulls on your memories of heartache, and especially, comforts and encourages you in the current pains of life you are facing. I needed this book. It has helped me to heal and press in to Jesus with a new knowledge of Him truly understanding my pain, emotions, and heartbreak. There is nothing quite like being understood and this book uncovers the truth that we ARE understood and we CAN trust God to heal us and hold our hands through lifes ups and downs. He is always there. I would and am already recommending this book to others.

    I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255
  4. gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    ME TOO
    August 5, 2016
    gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    ME TOO

    Experience the God Who Understands

    By Jon Weece

    Ever talk to someone about experiences in life and discover you went through the same thing they did, you most likely said me too. Jon Weece, a pastor from Kentucky, shares many stories of things that people have gone through. You will likely find something that you may have gone through and you will be able to compare how you and the other person may have handled the situation. You will find interesting stories some that will make you laugh and some that will bring tears to your eyes. All the stories show that God is with us no matter what we are going through. Jon shows how God understands and how God will help each of us in our times of trouble. The book will help you to handle those things that knock the wind out of you.

    The book is well written and is easy to read and understand. It contains a lot of information that will be helpful in difficult situations. The author use humor in some of his sharings that adds to the book. This would be a great addition to any library and great for discussion groups.

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255
  5. Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Compassion for those who are suffering
    July 25, 2016
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Me Too" looked at how Jesus understands our suffering. The author covered a wide variety of topics: vulnerability, praying, fear, loving your enemy, hospitality, grace, forgiveness, suicide, abortion, second chances, and more. Each chapter felt self-contained rather than building on each other, through the theme of Jesus understanding our suffering and being the answer that we're looking for is found in each.

    The author looked to the Bible and Jesus' example of how he dealt with various issues. He also used stories from modern life. The writing was casual, so it's easy to read and understand. The author used a very encouraging and compassionate tone and came from a "me, too" view of struggles. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

    I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook.
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