Item description for Turning Hurts Into Halos by Robert H. Schuller...
Overview Bestselling author Dr. Schuller explains how people can experience God's comfort in a real and intimate way during their toughest times.
This is Robert Schuller like you've never heard before. Though it echoes the extraordinary insightfulness and encouragement you have come to count on from Dr. Schuller, never before has he written a book so personal, so moving. This book is about adversity, tragedy, despair. But it's also about hope, joy, and eternal victory in Jesus.
For the first time, he discusses many of the difficult events of his life. He provides positive examples to show readers how he got through them and how they can emerge victoriously also.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.24" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 9, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785268197 ISBN13 9780785268192
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert H. Schuller
ROBERT H. SCHULLER is founder and senior minister of the famed Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. His telecast, "The Hour of Power," is one of the most widely viewed programs in television history. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the best selling "Self-Esteem: The New Reformation"
Robert H. Schuller lived in the state of California. Robert H. Schuller was born in 1926 and died in 2015.
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Insightful Truth Apr 30, 2004
In choosing to respond appropriately to suffering you ensure that the experience leads to something beneficial. Free will is involved in that decision. Dr. Schuller writes, "I promise you that there is gain in every pain." Our reaction to pain is crucial! That choice determines whether we will expeience the benefits associated with the suffering process.
Hurts do not endure permanently. Pain passes. Trials end. He tells us to view pain as a process not an event. God has a purpose for everything. People who have made significant marks are the ones who have responded successfully to adversity. Thank God Dr. Schuller is in that group and left this work and others showing us that we too can make our way through life's challenges.
Never be victimized again - only victorious! Mar 7, 2001
Dr. Schuller's first chapter is so aptly titled! "Welcome To The Human Race" - we are all hurting human beings! What sets us apart is our ability to recognize that the hurt is not punishment from God, but instead a reality of our life on earth. Schuller takes his reader through a series of practical analyses of hurt, in much the same way that Elisabeth Kubler Ross taught us to move through the stages of grief. How heavy is the hurt? How hardy (what is its lifespan)? and, How healthy is this hurt? He reminds us frequently that we must constantly examine our priorities and renew our faith that with God, all things are possible. Not an easy road to take, but worth it.
The book is written in an easy to follow manner and uses real life illustrations of both the author's personal struggles with hurt and those of others who survived life's worst tragedies and came out of these fires strengthened and renewed. Had Dr.Schuller omitted his own experiences, this would be just another sampling of inspirational story gathering. But as the "father of possibility thinking" was feeling victimized, he realized that he "needed to delve deep into the meat and potatoes of handling hurts and get over that seductive, self-absorbing, pity-party reaction." And he shares the wisdom of his exploration with us in an easy to read format that time and again reminds us of Schuller's powerful commitment to God.
Both believers and non-believers will find this book helpful as they search for the skills to cope with the hurts that come with divorce, death, destruction and our perceived failures. I liken it to Christian counselor Gary Smalley's teaching that we must learn to "treasure hunt" within a hurtful experience and find ways to bring acceptance and peace back to our lives.
This may be the ultimate gift book for a hurting friend!
Honest help for dealing with life's afflictions Nov 17, 1999
I haven't been a big fan of Schuller's other books. The ideas were good, but there was too much "fluff" along with the "stuff." Hurts into Halos breaks the mold by grappling with the real-world issues which afflict us all. Schuller reveals his own struggles and how his faith in God provided practical guidance for navigating difficult waters. I'm giving copies to many friends for Christmas.
This is an extremely practical and enlightening book. Sep 6, 1999
This thought-provoking publication authored by the well-known Dr. Robert Schuller certainly should stimulate the curiosity of its readers. But to round out their spiritual education, they will benefit from the perusal of "From Here to Greater Happiness or How to Change Your Life for Good" by Joel Marie Teutsch and Champion Kurt Teutsch. First printed in 1959, their book really started the consciousness revolution, including assertiveness training and the holistic health movement. It certainly changed my life-and that of everyone I love and know-for good.
The most comforting book I have ever read. Sep 5, 1999
I as all humans have been hurt during my life and didn't at times know where to turn. One day at the library I was I felt, being lead to read this most spiritual book.I know I must continue to read it at different times in my life to give me the strength to go forward,and change the hurts to halo's.