Item description for Think It Not Strange by Claudette Palatsky...
Overview Chronic pain interferes with hopes, dreams, plans and goals. It meddles with the mind and can be a real heart breaker. For the Christian, however, long-term pain can bring meaning and reveal purposes that would otherwise go unnoticed. Coping with chronic pain is a challenge, but certainly not impossible. There is hope. For twelve years this author has suffered with the remnants of eight spinal operations and a degenerative condition that daily deposits pain into her life's account. Suffering ones eagerly anticipate the Lord's return, when He will grant new bodies and bring His own children to a place where there is no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain (Revelation 21:4). Until then, though, we are responsible to live by His Word and worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Like some medications, though, the truth is difficult to swallow sometimes. That is why we must live our lives (painful or not) in Christ, relying on Him to see us through each moment of the day, in peace. Pain's invasion does not have to rob us of inner joy. We can even make peace with the pain and survive its torment graciously. The Lord will help us! "But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause, who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number" (Job 5:8-9).
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.44" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591605490 ISBN13 9781591605492
Availability 112 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 19, 2017 10:05.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Think It Not Strange?
There is hope Nov 21, 2003
Claudette shares scriptures and passages that are easy to recall to help when the pain hits usually in the darkness of night and I can change my focus to the words of my Lord and feel His comfort. I know I am not alone, others have gone before me and others will follow after me, and He is always with me. Claudette has been there, done that and still is. I am too and need to know how others have coped and survived. This book has really helped.
Real and Honest Nov 15, 2003
Although the pain she has experienced over the years were described in this book, the author skillfully brings a wider perspective on chronic pain in light of the Word of God. Instead of dwelling on the pain, she turns the reader to who God is. If I was only allowed two words to describe this book, they would be 'real' and 'honest'.
Experience is the Best Teacher Nov 15, 2003
Claudette has great insight into the world of suffering because of one reason: she's been there. In a way, Claudette's suffering offers a window into the life of Jesus Christ. From an outsider's point of view, Jesus suffered a horrible death for no apparent reason. It could seem that He was nothing but nice to everyone he met, but nonetheless suffered needlessly. But as we Christians know, His death (and resurrection) really did have meaning. So too with Claudette's suffering. She shares from the depth of her heart what the Lord Jesus has been showing her through suffering. I found this book surprisingly applicable to spiritual suffering (or warfare) as well. I know the author and her family personally and can say with a loud voice that their only motive behind this book is to make sure that Claudette's years of agony can help all who are in need.
From The Heart Oct 31, 2003
This book, while dealing with a sobering subject - PAIN - was both realistic but understandable. It is written in easy to read prose, but the reader is still able to feel the crippling pain the author experiences. Not being a sufferer of chronic pain, this book gave me a fresher perspective in how to deal with the physical torments of others. I now have a deeper compassion than previously. And yet, this book doesn't necessarily limit itself to physical misery; it can also pertain to mental or emotional anguishes that we feel discouraged about. The main theme of Mrs. Palatsky's writing is that there is hope no matter what form our infirmities may take. And this hope is in Jesus.
Hope and Encouragement For Those Dealing With Chronic Pain Oct 29, 2003
Claudette offers insight and hope from God's word. Not only does it bring encouragement to chronic pain sufferer's it is also applicable to anyone enduring or encouraging those going through suffering or trials.