Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

Book Blurb
This uplifting book meets people when they are down, helping them to transform their lives. In each chapter the author explores a response to a crisis and shows how working through crises can lead to strength, peace, forgiveness, and hope. Kingsley offers snapshots of different people and their responses to difficult situations, including his own tough times and how he has overcome. This faith-based book will appeal to a wide range of readers, both Christians and non-Christians.

My Thoughts

This is a nice book to keep on hand because we all have those times that life just knock’s us down. The author offers us practical and yes sometimes simple advice to get back on track after these times. For me I like the simplicity in some of his advice because when I’m down, that’s just what I need, simple stuff! 

One of the quotes in the book that is so true is: “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B Smedes. And in this chapter on “Finding Freedom In Forgiveness” the author takes us through the steps of truly forgiving someone. Helping us indentify the feelings of hurt, anger, and bitterness in our lives. And this is just one issue the author deals with. Some of the other things are: The Hurt That Heals; Letting God of Guilt; Turning Anger Into Positive Action; and Worry Less, Laugh More.

I encourage you to grab a copy of this book to keep on hand for when you have those difficult times that life just gets in the way. Using this book along with your Bible will help you transform your life into what God wants it to be.

I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.               

About the Author

Jeremy KingsleyJeremy Kingsley is a Bible teacher and a leader for a new generation.
Every year he challenges large audiences of people in the US and internationally at universities, music festivals, special events and conferences “Don’t read the Bible to finish, read it to change,” “Humility and service is the path to true greatness.” Jeremy Kingsley is a third generation minister. He is passionate about knowing Christ and making Him known. A talented and creative communicator, he has become one of the most sought after speakers in the country. Jeremy’s early years were spent in the frigid winters of Wisconsin and his teen years in the politically charged environment of Washington, DC. In both places Jeremy learned many personal lessons about character, integrity, and persecution (that comes when Christians refuse to compromise Jesus’ standards).
After playing three years on the varsity basketball team in high school and scoring over 1000 points, Jeremy was named the Conference Most Valuable Player his senior year. Colleges pursued him, but so did a higher calling. With an all-consuming desire to “know Jesus,” Jeremy made a difficult decision to give up the opportunity to play college basketball in order to attend Columbia International University in South Carolina and enter full-time vocational ministry. There he earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Biblical Teaching and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

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