Item description for Surprise Endings: Ten Good Things about Bad Things by Ron Mehl...
Overview every reader who has ever wondered whether God sees their suffering...for those wonder if there is any purpose to their pain...for those who wonder why God allows their struggles to continue...Ron Mehl shines new light on life's bad things, revealing their part in God's plan to shower them with his love.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590528751 ISBN13 9781590528754
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Mehl
Ron Mehl, the beloved pastor of a large congregation in Beaverton, Oregon, battled leukemia for more than twenty years until his death in May 2003. His books include the Gold Medallion winners God Works the Night Shift and Just in Case I Can't Be There. His latest, Right with God, was the 2003 National Day of Prayer theme book. Ron and his wife, Joyce, have two married sons.
Ron Mehl currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about Surprise Endings: Ten Good Things about Bad Things?
Surprise Endings is surprisingly refreshing Apr 8, 2008
Priced appropriately and an easy read, Surprise Endings is delightfully refreshing and inspirational with Bible story themes intermixed with many poignant contemporary stories to strengthen our faith and hope in an omnipotent, omnipresent God who doesn't let anything in our lives go to waste. One of Ron Mehl's best, I would highly recommend it to anyone as a faith-booster.
God bless dear Ron Mehl Jun 17, 2007
This man doesn't have any *bad* books. I've read most of his writings and they're all wonderful. Some may criticize his wonderfully simple writing style but I think that's part of its great appeal. So many of the biblical commentaries and exegeses I've read are so difficult to read and understand. By contrast, Mehl's conversational writing style is a breath of fresh air.
There won't be any more books from Mehl, as he passed on May 2003. However, the good news is, he left an impressive array of books that are filled with inspirational stories and healing words and helpful messages.
I've read the writings of dozens of contemporary Christian authors and I consider Ron Mehl to be right up there with Philip Yancey as one of my all-time favorites.
Surprise Endings was especially poignant for me, because it discusses the problem of life not turning out the way you hoped, despite your best efforts, prayers and 12-page mission statements. It points out that even in life's darkest trials and hardest times, there are things for which we can be grateful.
The next-to-last chapter is titled, "Death" where Mehl explains that Christians needn't be afraid to die, because heaven and all its glory awaits. Whilst reading all the good things he had to say about heaven, I thought about all the good Reverend Mehl did here on earth and I like to think he was welcomed into heaven with, "Well done, good and faithful servant."