Resources for Difficult Times
Recommended Reading for Difficult Times:
Anchored: Leading Through the Storms by Cynthia Cavanaugh
You’ve been there…we all have. In the middle of the storm being tossed all about. Maybe you’re there now, wishing someone would throw you an anchor to hold onto. Then you’ll want to read “Anchored: Leading Through the Storms” by Cynthia Cavanaugh. Cynthia lived through her own storms and shares how she stayed anchored. Pick up a copy today for you and one for a friend going through a storm.
Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Trusting God in the Tough Times by Stormie Omartian
Stormie O’Martian shares from her personal experience and understanding of God’s Word how readers can learn to entrust their concerns, trials, worries and their daily needs to God.
Life is Tough, But God is Faithful: How to See God’s Love in Difficult Times by Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh uses insights from the book of Job, experiences in her own life and the lives of others whose faith has helped them be shining lights in this dark world to show you how the choices you make affect your life. Focusing on thirteen turning points, she helps readers discover God’s love and forgiveness.
Putting Your Past Behind You: Finding Hope for Life’s Deepest Hurts by Erwin W. Lutzer
We may have made mistakes in the past, but we are not tied to those mistakes. Dr. Lutzer shows the reader what the Bible says about God’s role in separating people who are hurting and discouraged from their pasts. Others have traveled beyond their pain and put their pasts behind them. You can, too.
Safe in the Shepherd’s Arms: Hope & Encouragement from Psalm 23 by Max Lucado
Psalm 23 is “written by a shepherd who became a king-because He wanted us to know about a King who became a shepherd.” Using this psalm as a guide, Max Lucado walks the reader through releasing burdens, throwing off fear and resting safely in the arms of the Shepherd.
(not available on Amazon)
The Fire of Delayed Answers by Bob Sorge
The author uses his own personal crisis to give insight into God’s purposes for using season of delay to produce within us Christlikeness and greater fruitfulness.
When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life’s Desperate Moments by Kay Arthur
Kay Arthur uses insights she has gained from studying, counseling and her own experiences to guide the reader toward genuine healing. Join her on a journey toward wholeness by exchanging, fear, frustration, hurt and disappointment for hope.
Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey
This book tackles the root of the question: “if there is a loving God, then why….?” The author uses examples from the Bible as well as his own experiences to look at physical, emotional and spiritual pain. A discussion guide is included.
The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it’s too late. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
One Call Away by Brenda Warner
Brenda has learned that the unexpected is only one call away. Her story provides hope and encouragement for anyone facing life’s challenges. It shows us our circumstances don’t tell us who we are, nor are they a measure of God’s love. God has a plan for us, even when our plans fail. Brenda’s life is proof that sometimes the best dreams are not the ones we dream, but the ones that come true when we least expect them.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.