Finding Faith in the Dark
When grief, loss, or ill health leave our lives in the dark, it can be hard to trust a God who promises to answer our prayers. If you are in that place, this book is for you - real life...
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When grief, loss, or ill health leave our lives in the dark, it can be hard to trust a God who promises to answer our prayers. If you are in that place, this book is for you - real life stories of a God who can transform the dark parts of our lives into opportunities for grace.
:Can we trust a God who gives us different answers than we pray for? Who only fully reveals himself when we look back? Who lets us walk in darkness for months (and sometimes years) at a time? In Finding Faith in the Dark, Laurie Short says yes, and through her story and the stories of others, she reveals a God who is able to transform the dark chapters of our lives into opportunities of grace. Maybe you've been there: The husband or wife you stayed faithful to had an affair The death of a spouse or child has torn your heart A diagnosis has taken away your health, your plans and your future When these things happen, we are left wondering 'Where is that God who promises to answer our prayers if we trust in Him? Why isn't my life turning out the way I hoped, let alone how I had planned?' If you are, or have ever been, in that place, this book is for you. And more than helping you find your way out, this book will help you find your way through that place.
LAURIE SHORT is a speaker, author and associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA. She has spoken to more than 500,000 people in her ministry career, at youth conferences, women's conferences, denominational gatherings, music festivals, colleges and churches around the country. Laurie is a graduate of UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary, a former youth minister and trainer, and the author of thirteen books for youth and youth workers. She was on the speaking staff of Youth Specialties for fifteen years, and is listed as one of Compassion International's featured speakers. She has worked as a youth pastor (First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley), an adjunct professor (Azusa Pacific University), and an associate minister (Ocean Hills Covenant Church).