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Overview Catastrophe can strike anyone, at any time. Winebrenner writes to encourage women who have been struck by catastrophe to cling to God for comfort and security.
Publishers Description Catastrophes can strike anyone, at any time. No life is immune. No place is invulnerable. The only difference is what we do with them when they come. Jan Winebrenner writes to encourage women who have been stricken by catastrophe: cling to God for comfort and security. He uses challenges in our lives to conform us to His character. Like nothing else, devastation allows God to reveal Himself to us in unimaginable ways, drawing us into closer, deeper intimacy with Him.
Community Description Adversity strikes anyone, at anytime. No life is immune. No place is invulnerable. Jan Winebrenner writes to encourage women who have been struck by catastrophe to cling to God for comfort and security. She teaches that God is there with you, even in the midst of the tough stuff, and He uses challenges to our lives to conform us to His virtues. Like nothing else, catastrophes can bring us to the place where God can reveal Himself to us in ways we never imagined, drawing us into closer, deeper intimacy with Him.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802450415 ISBN13 9780802450418
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More About Jan Winebrenner
JAN WINEBRENNER is a freelance writer who grew up in Northern Arizona, spending her teen years on the Navajo Indian Reservation where her parents taught school. Her gifts in writing and speaking were further refined at Northern Arizona University and John Brown University where she studied literature and education. Jan is author of eight books including "The Grace of Catastrophe, Steel In His Soul," and "Intimate Faith" and has written countless articles for periodicals as diverse as "Vietnam Today, Leadership, The Dallas Morning News, Today s Christian Woman, " and "Decision." Jan founded the Dallas Christian Writers Guild and frequently speaks for writers' groups and college and university writing classes. Jan and her husband, Ken, have been married over 35 years. They have two children and two grandchildren and reside in Plano, Texas."
Jan Winebrenner currently resides in Plano, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Grace of Catastrophe?
Finding God in the Midst of Trouble May 27, 2005
No one is immune from the hardships of living in a fallen world. They come in many forms, and when we least expect them--the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, a rift in a long-term relationship.
In her book, The Grace of Catastrophe, Jan Winebrenner depicts a loving, caring God who is with us always. She shows how, when life is at its worst, God is still there, speaking, encouraging, nurturing, challenging us to grow. Using Scripture, personal experiences, and the insight of wise saints that have traveled this journey before, Ms. Winebrenner sets out to show the hurting, the wounded, the confused, that God knows our pain and desires for us to seek Him in the midst of it, that we may overcome it.
With the the insight of Charles Stanley, the poignancy of Jan Karon, and the simplicity of Max Lucado, Ms. Winebrenner, in my opinion, succeeds. The reader comes away with a lighter heart, a knowing that a personal, loving God is with us even in the most incomprehensible circumstances.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. Even if you're not going through a hard time now, you will eventually, and the truths gleaned from the pages of The Grace of Catastrophe will be a great encouragement and help to you.
God meets you in the pages of this book. Apr 28, 2005
I opened Jan Winebrenner's The Grace of Catastrophe while flying over Europe, far above my own catastrophes. Her words of authenticity and raw spirituality gave me hope that someone else had walked the journey I was now stumbling through. Quoting classic authors like A.W. Tozer, Julian of Norwich, John Bunyan and C. S. Lewis, Winebrenner shows that we are all dusty, needy pilgrims who serve an immutable, sovereign God-a God who allows our craziness, welcomes our questions, sees our frailty, and communes with us in the most personal way possible. Stripping away Christianese and the all-is-well faýade Christians sometimes hide behind, Winebrenner offers readers a genuine picture of God-not the easily manipulated deity we've become comfortable with, but the wild, holy, loving God of the Bible. Woven throughout are the author's personal catastrophes as well as those of other pilgrims, backdropped against the grace of God. If you are struggling to understand God in the midst of catastrophe, benefit your soul by buying this book. Grace awaits you.
Grace in the Storm Apr 15, 2005
Thank you Jan for your sensitive, thoughtful approach to the subject of pain. You have taught us how to apply God's Word to our hurting hearts and showed us His Love is ever present. It is in the midst of the catastrophe that His Love is more and more evident and you have given us the tools to see Him more clearly.
God's grace through trials Mar 15, 2005
Who among us enjoys those times in life when catastrophe strikes? Yet, which one of us has successfully avoided them? Jan Winebrenner invites readers to "track God's grace" in the midst of life's messiest moments -- to flesh out their theology,when the going gets tough -- and discover the depths of God. She vulnerably shares her own experiences of finding markers of God's faithfulness in the midst of catastrophe, when what she knew about God was all she had. This book helps readers see trials as opportunities to trust, even as evidence of God's grace, in the darkest valleys of life.