The Surprising Grace of Disappointment
Disappointment is a feeling everyone knows well - failed relationships, buyer's remorse, unmet expectations. In a broken world disappointment surrounds us, but Christians know that Jesus will never disappoint us, right? Wrong. John Koessler explains how Jesus disappoints everyone....
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Disappointment is a feeling everyone knows well - failed relationships, buyer's remorse, unmet expectations. In a broken world disappointment surrounds us, but Christians know that Jesus will never disappoint us, right? Wrong. John Koessler explains how Jesus disappoints everyone. He never fails, but he does disappoint.
We come to Jesus with false expectations, demanding or expecting things he doesn't promise and then when he doesn't deliver we are disappointed by Him.&But Koessler explains how this can be the best thing for us even though it doesn't feel good. He describes how this sort of disappointment takes our wrong expectations and sets them straight, bringing us closer to Jesus and into a deeper understanding of his very surprising grace. &&&
This book is a wonderful resource for people struggling with life's hard times as well as for counselors or pastors seeking to help others.
John Koessler has written for Discipleship Journal, Leadership, Moody Magazine, Decision, and Christianity Today. He has served as a pastor and currently is chair of the pastoral studies department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is the author of several books including True Discipleship and God Our Father. He holds degrees from Wayne State University, Biblical Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has made numerous radio and television appearances. He lives in northern Indiana with his wife and sons.
- <div><p>table Of Contents</p><p>chapter 1: False Hope & Unreasonable Expectations<br>chapter 2: As Good As His Word<br>chapter 3: Jesus Disappoints Everyone<br>chapter 4: Prayer And Awkward Conversation<br>chapter 5: Asleep At The Wheel<br>chapter 6: Great Expectations Or Delusions Of Grandeur?<br>chapter 7: Eat, Drink, And Be Hungry<br>chapter 8: Take This Job<br>chapter 9: The Trajectory Of Worship<br>chapter 10: Happy Ending</p></div>