Item description for Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong: Biblical Wisdom for Surviving Tough Times by John C. Hutchison...
Overview Somewhere ahead, just around the corner - or perhaps staring you in the eye - life will present you with a trial or suffering that will threaten to derail your reliance on God and upset your mental equilibrium. Whether you are in the midst of a trial that threatens to overwhelm you, or your just want to be prepared for what might be, here is the encouragement you need to keep your mind focused and your heart centered. With the heart of a pastor and the mind of a Bible teacher, John Hutchinson provides a guide that helps Christians understand biblical passages about trials and suffering. Explaining how these truths relate to our own lives, Hutchinson also gives us the means to develop a thinking process that can prepare us for difficult times and minimize the shock and paralysis of soul-crushing events.
Publishers Description No pain. No gain. It's a phrase we hate to hear. We all know that life sometimes stinks, and no amount of careful planning or persistent pleading can prevent it. But how can we deal with the flood of anxiety, negative attitude, and emotions in order to trust God through the anguish? Filled with illustrations of suffering from the author's own life, this book provides a roadmap for going through trials and suffering. By developing a thought process for facing difficult times, a Christian can do his or her part to minimize the shock and paralysis of such periods.
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825428106 ISBN13 9780825428104
Reviews - What do customers think about Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong: Biblical Wisdom for Surviving Tough Times?
Retired pastor & counselor rates this book Exellent, must read! Jan 17, 2006
I can't praise Dr. Hutchison's book enough.
As a pastor & licensed marriage and family therapist I have worked in the field of human suffering for over 20 years and I can wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Hutchison's "Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong." This is a major step forward in the integration of theology and psychology to explain why God allows suffering, pain, and sorrow to exist in our fallen world. Dr. Hutchison does this by giving us, in his own words, the "bigger picture, bigger story" view of the subject through scripture, personal experiences of his own, and years of pastoral ministry to those who are hurting.
This is a book that will equip you to deal with life's toughest issues whether you are a pastor, counselor or someone currently living through a fiery trial of your own.
Dr. Hutchison's sensitive approach to suffering so personally ministered to me, I was blessed to read it.
Rev. Bob Charness M.A. Min., M.A. MFCC
A deeply Biblical & Purposeful book regarding suffering...Excellent. Jan 5, 2006
As one who served the public for a number of years in the capacity of a professional firefighter, I have seen many individuals who were facing a major crisis in their lives. Often they responded with hopelessness and dispair and could see no purpose for what they were going through.
The book: "Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong" by Dr. John Hutchison could serve as a prepatory "manual" for just such occasions. I highly recommend John's book, not just for those who are currently in the midst of anguish and suffering -- but for anyone who would desire to be equipped with a biblically based attitude and thought process BEFORE those trials occur.
Since I have progressed a considerable distance down the "road of life", I found chapter 5 -("It's All About You, Lord") and chapter 6 - ("What a Privilege") to be especially thought provoking. The book is a very good "write" and a very good "read".
Encouragement and hope for trials, excellent book!! Dec 1, 2005
Having gone through difficult times, I really didn't feel like reading about trials, but this book was Wonderful!!! Dr Hutchison's book is easy to read and I found myself unable to put the book down. It's practical but also challenges your suppositions about why difficulties occur. My faith was strengthened and his applications from Scriptures has stayed with me. Excellent for any circumstances you are unprepared for.