Item description for Embracing Brokenness: How God Refines Us Through Life's Disappointments by Alan E. Nelson & Eugene H. Peterson...
Overview In this book, pastor Alan Nelson doesn't try to find a source for our hurting, but instead offers an encouraging look at the hopeful side of brokenness. The breaking process--something God uses to make us stronger--is the cocoon stage of the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. The result of this process, if we respond to it correctly, is greater wisdom, more fruitfulness, and an expanded capacity for the Holy Spirit to lead us to wholeness, This book will help you prepare to face life's challenges and disappointments with faith and love.
Publishers Description He loves me, He loves me not. When you encounter a painful event in your life-divorce, death of a family member, financial setback-you might wonder if God really loves you: "If He cares so much about me, why does He put me through times of suffering and brokenness?" Actually, God doesn't use tough times to punish you-He uses them to help you reach a level of spiritual maturity that cannot otherwise be reached. What feels uncomfortable now only makes you stronger and more beautiful down the road. In fact, God uses the breaking process out of love, hoping you'll respond to it in a way that brings you closer to Him. In Embracing Brokenness, Pastor Alan Nelson offers an encouraging look at the hopeful side of brokenness. Understanding the process of brokenness won't necessarily stop the hurting, but it will make the pain much more bearable. And you won't have to play the game of "He loves me, He loves me not," because you'll clearly know the depth of God's love for you.
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Studio: NavPress Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2002
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576833135 ISBN13 9781576833131
Availability 0 units.
More About Alan E. Nelson & Eugene H. Peterson
Dr. Alan E. Nelson is a senior pastor, a speaker, a trainer, and the author of several books. He holds a graduate degree in psychology and communication and a doctorate in leadership. Nelson lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Embracing Brokenness: How God Refines Us Through Life's Disappointments?
We'll Be Reading This One Again ang Again! Nov 18, 2007
Wow, I've already spent two months with this little book, and I'm a fast reader when I'm passionate like this! But alas, this is NOT the kind of book you can swallow whole; it demands to be nibbled and digested slowly as it becomes a part of you. I am surprised and amazed by what I have already learned from this hidden gem of a book.
The key phrase is "God doesn't want to break us like glass, he wants to break us like a horse (that we might become champions)." God is like that "horse whisperer" of movie fame. I really am doing injustice to the book by summing it up in a sentence like that, so all I can say is please do read it; you won't regret it. :)
I'll update my review once I finish the book :) Cheers.
Excellent read! Jul 16, 2006
This book is full of no nonsense approach to dealing with your attitudes about life's disappointments. God definitely wants us to have a better attitude and this book with all of the Biblical references will get you on your way. I desire to be spiritally mature and this book definitely helped me on my way. I definitely recommend this book for all of those seeking maturity in the Lord.