Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness, a review

The subtitle of this small gift book by Charles Stanley is How Pain Reveals His Deepest Love.  Now, I am not usually a fan of gift books but this volume, which is an abridged version of Stanley's The Blessings of Brokenness, is a rare exception. I loved it from the moment I opened the cover and saw the beautiful photography.

Charles Stanley is not only a gifted speaker, writer, and pastor but his passion for photography comes through to enhance the words of the book.  I found peace just looking at the photographs.  Each one seems to belong perfectly to the chapter it accompanies.

Another difference with this gift book is the depth of the writing, while a short abridgement to a larger book there is still plenty of truth on these pages.  The words can bring healing to a broken soul even more than the photographs for they are based on God's Word.

Chapters are:
  • Broken and Blessed?
  • God Wants the Best for Us
  • Why We are Broken
  • Obstacles to Accepting Our Brokenness
  • What Does It Mean to Be Made Whole
  • The Development of Spiritual Maturity
  • The Process of Breaking
  • Our Protest Against Brokenness
  • Preparation to Bear Much Fruit
  • The Promise of Blessing
  • My Prayer for You
If you are going through severe trials, this book is for you.  If you know someone who is suffering, this is the perfect small volume for them.  It is the kind of book which would be good to purchase a couple copies to have on hand when you want to share God's truth and His love to a person but you are not sure what to say.  Personally, I have enjoyed just picking it up and perusing it off and on.  It is highly recommended.

Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review but the opinions are my own.

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Sherry said...

thank you for this review, brenda ♥
reading through the chapters i of course
imagined charles stanley's drawl.
i've saved it to my amazon list
and will most certainly order it
by summer.

Carol said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. (MD)