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Overview The God of All Comfort is based on the author's experience of living with chronic illness as well as that of seventeen other people who share their stories within the pages of this book. Illnesses include a variety of autoimmune system disorders, cancer, and Lou Gehrig's Disease, as well as several other chronic and serious illnesses. Gann strives to help you recognize yourself in your struggles and feel less alone in your pain.
Publishers Description God of All Comfort draws readers into God's Word in order to find the strength, hope, and comfort to cope with the pain, limitations, and other challenges of living with chronic illness. God of All Comfort is based on the author's experience living with chronic illness as well as that of seventeen other people who share their stories within the pages of this book. Illnesses include a variety of autoimmune-system disorders, cancer, and Lou Gehrig's Disease, as well as several other chronic and serious illnesses. The book strives to help readers recognize themselves in their struggles and feel less alone in their pain. God's Word is the focal point of each devotional. Both the Bible verses and the anecdotes relate to issues those with serious illness deal with daily. These issues include pain, weakness, identity, loss of independence, loneliness, and facing death. Each devotional illustrates how God uses scripture to encourage us in the midst of pain.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2005
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899571557 ISBN13 9780899571553
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More About Judy Gann
"Judy Gann"" has lived with fibromyalgia and other autoimmune system disorders for over twenty years and has survived breast cancer. She started an Encouragement Support Group for people with chronic illness at her local church, Lake City Community Church, Judy serves as Writers Coordinator for Rest Ministries, an international Christian ministry for people with chronic illness. Judy lives in Lakewood, Washington, where she works as an early-learning librarian. For more information and additional resources go to www.judygann.com"
Reviews - What do customers think about The God Of All Comfort: Devotions Of Hope For Those Who Chronically Suffer?
The Comforter Came Mar 20, 2007
Two weeks ago, my precious mother-in-law passed away after a long battle with cancer. As I was cleaning out her things, I discovered her journal in which she had written down each day's pulse, BP, heart rate, nausea, hair loss, etc. Right next to the journal, listing all the terrible things happening to her body, was Judy Gann's book with page after page marked with all the wonderful things God was doing in her soul. Everyday of her suffering was met with a day of God's comfort through one of these touching devotionals. Now I get to read through these devotionals, sharing the same hope - the same comfort - my mother-in-law did in her last days. Our God is indeed the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles so we can comfort others when we ourselves have been comforted.
Encouragement for the long term Jul 24, 2006
Judy's book is tender and empathetic. I've long felt that friends and family are great in a short-term crisis. But those who struggle with chronic illness (and she includes a wide variety of kinds in the book) often see their support fade away over time. It's a lonely road. Judy understands the experience, and offers bite-size wisdom for weary hearts, minds, and bodies battling trials that have no immediate end in sight.
This book is THE ideal gift for a friend or family member with ongoing health issues, or for someone newly diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Gentle, encouraging Nov 25, 2005
Out of the estimated 3,000 promises in the Bible, Judy Gann has focused on those with special meaning for people who constantly battle illness. She writes with authenticity and compassion about those promises, since she's spent much of her life with chronic illness. The book has a gentle, encouraging spirit. Buy it as an encouragement gift for someone who faces daily, debilitating illness. They'll bless you for visible evidence that you care.
A Must-Read for Those Who Suffer Jun 8, 2005
Based on the author's experience of living with an often debilitating chronic illness, The God of All Comfort is a cup of cold water and an arm around the shoulder for anyone who faces similar daily challenges. This collection of stories from Ms. Gann and seventeen others in similar straits is grouped into an attractive devotional format. Each devotion offers a two-page story, applicable Scripture, and an inspirational quote. It's just the right length for encouraging and uplifting those who suffer and those who strive to understand friends and loved ones who live under the shadow of an ongoing illness.
Ms. Gann groups the devotions into eight categories: By God's Design Strength for the Journey The Furnace of Affliction Through Deep Waters Courage in the Darkness Springs in the Desert Rest for the Weary Eyes Toward Heaven
Because a chronic illness often makes a person feel as though their identity is linked only to their illness, the author has taken great care to create a book that both soothes and strengthens. Those who may feel that nobody understands their struggles will find compassion, understanding, and hope. Above all, The God of All Comfort points readers to a heavenly Father who is present 24/7 to comfort and help sufferers to cope day by day, minute by minute.
A book of comfort and hope Jun 6, 2005
God of all Comfort is a wonderful devotional book for the millions of men and women who suffer from chronic illness. More than that, this is a book to be read by anyone who cares about hurting people. When someone suffers from a chronic illness there's often no visible evidence. Yes, Judy Gann has woven together stories, scriptures, and prayers into a lovely resource for those who suffer, but pastors, counselors, family, and friends also need to read this book so for an insider's look at the needs of those with chronic illness.
Carmen Leal, author of The Twenty-Third Psalm for Caregivers