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Overview Christians are experiencing life pressures like never before. Crises have become a way of life. Nancy Kaltenberger tells of her captivating journey, merging Biblical truth with real-life miracles. For believers and non-believers alike, "Hope..." is a story of God at work in adversity.
Publishers Description Christians are experiencing life pressures like never before. Crises have become a way of life. Nancy Kaltenberger tells of her captivating journey, merging Biblical truth with reallife miracles. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Hope is a story of God at work in adversity.
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A Personal Revival Shared Oct 24, 2006
Nancy Kaltenberger retells her own personal story with honest candor in a humble, down-to-earth and friendly tone in "Hope When The River Rages."
A book geared toward "believers," each chapter is begun with a verse from the Bible and ends in a prayer. Also at the end of each chapter, in a section called "A Little Deeper," there are relevant Bible verses, questions readers are to ask themselves or think about in a way that relates to the author's story.
Ms. Kaltenberger's is a story of survival in the midst of spiritual and physical tribulations that almost left her dead many times. In her 20s, she was diagnosed with a permanent heart arrhythmia (Atrial Fibrillation) with the ongoing potential for aneurysms and constant trips to the hospital. A white-river rafting trip turned into a life and death struggle when she was thrown from the turbulent boat. At age 49, she suffered a heart attack which led to heart and lung failure but encountered a subsequent miracle of recovery, with no evidence of the lingering damage that should have been. One year later, she was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, and later still - a stenosis in the upper spinal column aggravated by a tumor that attached itself to the outer spine, requiring back surgery. Continuing to suffer through the chronic A-Fib for more than half her life, Nancy was later diagnosed with a life-threatening condition called Ventricular Tachycardia.
Throughout the story, there are accounts of personal problems in addition to the physical problems that besieged Ms. Kalenberger, including a divorce and a prodigal son (who thankfully, did return). Having to change her lifestyle due to health problems included leaving her high-powered career and six-figure income, selling her dream home and relocating to a different part of the country.
Finding a deeper meaning to life than the addictive significance found through her career and accomplishments, Ms. Kalenberger tells the reader of her Hope in the inspiring book, "Hope When The River Rages."
My review of a great book on "Hope" by Nancy Kaltenberger Sep 13, 2006
"Hope When the River Rages" by Nancy Kaltenberger is a beautiful well written story. The story is about the authors journey in life which is one of risk and rescue, struggle and strength, fear and faith.
This book brings out the importance of "Hope" as the author tells her story. I have always felt the secret of success in life was health, wealth, and happiness. Since reading this book I have changed this to hope, health, wealth, and happiness.
This is a very interesting and enjoyable book to read. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The author brings out in the book that she has a severe and rare form of Atrial Fibrillation and is unable to use a blood thinner medication like the majority of us millions of people that have Atrial Fibrillation can use. The author continues to "Hope" that the medical field will soon come up with something for her Atrial Fibrillation problem.
In spite of the many problems that appeared to block the authors way during her life she has managed to reach success in her work and has become a dynamic speaker in the Christian arena today. Her story is a story of "Hope" that the author wishes to pass on to anyone in need of "Hope".
I will highly recommend "Hope When the River Rages" by Nancy Kaltenberger. I know I enjoyed it
A refreshingly honest approach Sep 8, 2006
I read Nancy's book and thought that it was very open and honest about her life and her family. It's rare in today's world when so many are too busy to even say "hi" to their neighbors that they would ever get to the point of revealing some of their inner thoughts and darkest secrets. In Nancy's book, she faces this fear of being rejected head-on and allows everyone to see her just as she was and is. She understands that she is not perfect but that she is still on the path that God has set for her to, one day, attain that perfection. Nancy is willing to share her shortcomings in her book so that others might learn from them. Ideally, I'm sure that Nancy intends to try to help others from making some of the same mistakes but she's also clear in pointing out that God is gracious when we do make mistakes and that he will never turn his back on us if we continue to follow Him.
Aside from Nancy's rare honesty, she also shows dilligence and perserverance in her life by dealing with the things that have come her way in life in the only way that she knows how, by trusting God to get her through. She shows that it's OK to doubt God, and maybe even his existence at times, but that in the end, it was trusting God that has brought her through all of her trials thus far. The honesty of doubting God shows that she is real however and instead of saying to just "trust God" she shows that it's OK to be a real person, just as Jesus was when he walked on the earth. Way to go Nancy.
Inspiration Aug 20, 2006
Nancy's book is filled with inspiration. Nancy's desire to overcome adversity gives hope to anyone dealing with serious life problems. From the first page to the last Nancy's witness and testimony inspired me to be a better person.
A great book to share with others Jul 27, 2006
I read Nancy's book in one sitting. I was captivated by her descriptions, by her determination, and by her reliance on God for guidance and answers. I loved the way the book opened and closed. It left me wanting more. This is a great book to share with others whether they are going through trials or just need reassured that God has a plan for their lives. I'm looking forward to a follow up book soon.