Draw Close to the Lord
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About "Draw Close to the Lord"
Most of us want to run the other way or hurry through pain as quickly as possible. But if we are patient and watchful, we will discover that "God has placed blessings in hidden places throughout the valley of trial and difficulty."This book uncovers twelve biblical truths to help readers grow in their spirituality and find the priceless treasures God offers in times of trouble. Writing with warmth and honesty, Wardle shares his own struggle with depression, offering encouragement and guidance to those experiencing emotional or spiritual upheaval. Draw Close to the Fire will also help friends, relatives, pastors, and counselors.A reading list at the end of each chapter further encourages readers in their quest to find God in the valleys of life. "As you read, " writes Wardle, "you will be challenged to find something even greater than feeling better or solving your problem. I want you to see that God is in the darkness, waiting to meet you with incredible love, compassion, and intimacy."
Meet the Author
TERRY WARDLE is Professor of Practical Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, and holds a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Strong Winds and Crashing Waves: Meeting Jesus in the Memories of Traumatic Events (2008), Outrageous Love, Transforming Power: How the Holy Spirit Shapes You into the Likeness of Christ (2005), The Transforming Path: A Christ-Centered Approach to Spiritual Formation (2004), Healing Care, Healing Prayer: Helping the Broken Find Wholeness in Christ (2001), and numerous other books. He conducts frequent seminars on emotional heal