Tough Love, Tender Mercies
In TOUGH LOVE, TENDER MERCIES, Harper takes readers on a journey through the books of Hosea, Zephaniah, and Malachi. And to keep the excursion interesting, she compares each prophet's story with a contemporary movie theme. In her first stop,...
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In TOUGH LOVE, TENDER MERCIES, Harper takes readers on a journey through the books of Hosea, Zephaniah, and Malachi. And to keep the excursion interesting, she compares each prophet's story with a contemporary movie theme.
In her first stop, Lisa compares Julia Roberts's turn as a prostitute in PRETTY WOMAN to God's merciful treatment of Gomer in Hosea. In her second stop, Harper parallels Morgan Freeman's tough-love principal, Joe Clarke, in LEAN ON ME to God's holiness in Zephaniah. Finally, in her third stop, she takes readers to the hardscrabble hometown of Malachi, where a pack of Scarlet O'Hara wannabes learn how to hold on to hope when their biblical Tara is trashed.
* Second in a series written specifically to help people better engage with and understand the Bible.
* Interactive DVD of the author's own book group discussing select questions from each chapter.
* Unique (and refreshing) questions thoughout each chapter get the reader thinking of how to apply biblical truths to their own life journey.
Lisa Harper is the former director of Women's Outreach for Focus on the Family, and was the creator and driving force behind the organization's Renewing the Heart Conferences, which ministered to more than 200,000 women between 1997 and 1999. As a result of her ministry at Renewing the Heart events, Lisa is now a sought after speaker at women's retreats, conferences and other events around the country. Lisa's books,