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God Is in the Hard Stuff (Small Stuff) [Hardcover]

By Bruce Bickel (Author) & Stan Jantz (Author)
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Many readers have responded to Bruce and Stan's message that "God's is in the small stuff" of their lives. Now the popular duo communicates a message of hope for unsettling times, Gods in the Hard Stuff. Featuring the same casual style as their best-selling Small Stuff, this brand-new book shows readers where to turn when the going gets rough--to the God who made them and cares about every difficulty they face. Based in the timeless truths of Scripture, drawing upon actual life experiences of people who've successfully navigated the dark valleys, this book offers inspiration and hope.

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Bruce and Stan's newest book shows readers where to turn when the going gets rough-to the God who cares about every difficulty they face. Based in the timeless truths of scripture, drawing upon life experiences of people who've navigated the dark valleys, God Is in the Hard Stuff offers inspiration and hope.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Barbour Books
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.69" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Barbour Books
Series  Small Stuff  
ISBN  1593109245  
ISBN13  9781593109240  

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More About Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Bruce Bickel Dr. R. Bruce Bickel is the president and founder of Transformational Leadership Group, a company he formed in 2003 to train audiences in character-based leadership. As a dynamic, motivational speaker, Dr. Bickel is committed to transforming the way leaders can achieve both individual and organizational excellence.

Drawing from over 30 years of experience in the military, the marketplace and the ministry, Dr. Bickel presents internationally to a variety of industries on topics such as ethical leadership, team-building, change management and effective coaching.

In addition to his public speaking career, Dr. Bickel also serves as senior vice president and managing director of PNC's Private Foundation Management Services, which is part of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. He actually designed and implemented this department in 2000, which offers counseling and administration to family foundations, now offered nationwide.

Known for his expertise in family counseling Dr. Bickel also serves as the company's principal spokesperson on the subject of raising children of affluence. He is a regular guest on business television and radio networks, including CNBC and NPR, and is frequently quoted in national business publications, and newspapers, offering child-rearing advice to wealthy families.

Dr. Bickel is a 1966 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He received the 1966 Midshipman of the Year Award given by the Annapolis, Maryland Chamber of Commerce as well as the Thompson Trophy, given to the graduating senior who has done the most to promote intercollegiate athletics at the Naval Academy. In 2000, he was the recipient of the H. John Heinz Community Service Award for his work in the Pittsburgh area. He is also a contributing author of the book "The Power of Motivation" and the soon to be published "Blueprints for Success".

Bruce Bickel currently resides in Fresno, in the state of California. Bruce Bickel was born in 1952.

Bruce Bickel has published or released items in the following series...
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Reviews - What do customers think about God Is in the Hard Stuff?

Trusting God More!  Jul 25, 2008
This book is recommend for anyone going through hard times it has different topics that affect most people. It gives you enpowerment to
continue to trust God through hard times and how to handle the problems
you are dealing with. It a very uplifting book to read it will give you
more faith in God. It also gives you courage to handle your problems.
Everyone should have a copy of this book.
WONDERFUL AS A GIFT!!!!  Jul 19, 2008
This book is wonderful, particularly as a gift for someone going through a tough time. I bought this for my father and uncle after receiving it as a gift when I lost my brother (my fathers son and uncle's nephew). It meant more receiving it as a gift, as my friend thought of me when reading it, it put GOD in perspective and was a comfort to read.

God Is in the Hard Stuff  May 30, 2008
I purchased the wonderful book for my 2 children, ages 21 and 23. They are making their own lives and this book is full of inspiration and support when life gets tough.
God Is in the Hard Stuff  Jul 17, 2007
God is in the Hard Stuff is written by the authors of the best selling book God is in the Small Stuff. This book was written in response to the one question that always rocks faith the most. Why do bad things happen to good people?

This inspirational work begins with the Footprints in the Sand poem, my mother's favorite poem and the mainstay of her life philosophy. This piece sets the tone for the entire book which states that believing in God does not take away troublesome times or make you immune to pain. Such situations are important to our growth and understanding of ourselves and the world around us as we tend to strive harder for change, love, and happiness when we are being challenged.

With this understanding, we learn that troublesome times and difficult situations are not necessarily negative things, that God has a plan, and most importantly God does not abandon us during these seemingly negative times but embraces us as we learn, grow, and strive.

Finally a Way to Understand Life from A Christian Perspective  Jan 26, 2006
Reviewed by Beverly Pechin for Reader Views (/06)

When I first started this book I was expecting the same old, same old. What I got, instead was a wonderful resource book that not only could I relate to and understand but would hold forever as a referral book when I needed answers.

This book is filled with every day and not so every day dilemmas in life. My favorite areas were when the authors touched on Cancer and Living in Physical Pain as these were recent aspects of my life I had encountered. The answers were not there in black and white. They didn't do the thinking for you. Instead they put it in perspective, using a Christian based attitude that made you stop and think. Utilizing various areas/books and quotes from the bible they spoke in laymen's terms to help you understand why and what you are going through, from a Christian point of view.

My favorite part of the book is how, at the end of each chapter, the authors create one page of bulleted thoughts and ideas related to the subject. In particular they comment on physical pain that while your pain may seem to last endlessly, it is only in this world and in God's plan it is just a small fraction of the life ahead.

I believe what I enjoyed most is the fact that Bruce and Stan not only put some answers to every day questions and problems we face as human beings into black and white but they didn't shove things at you as "This is the ONLY answer", as some religious books often do, but instead give you thoughts to make you find your own inner answers.

I personally will be purchasing this book to keep tucked up in the closet for those times when a friend needs help and you have no idea what to give them to help them through this situation. For times when death is something not acceptable, as in the case of losing a child or loved one too early, or when a diagnosis seems incredibly unfair. It's something I think everyone should hold onto for looking back on later and remembering the "big picture" of our true life. With skilled writing and the ability to put what we often have trouble understanding, into today's world Bruce and Stan have finally found a way to understand life from a Christian perspective. Kudos!

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