Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review - "Desperate for Hope"

Desperate for Hope, Bruce W. Martin, 978-0-8007-2054-4

Bruce W. Martin has written a book that is sure to uplift and help anyone who is going through a difficult time as many are on a daily basis.  "Desperate for Hope: Hanging on and Finding god during Life's Hardest Times" takes the reader on a four part journey to work through and move on in life after a difficult time. 

Life can change in a split second and be forever changed, whether is be from an accident, a decision to divorce a spouse, a diagnosis given by a doctor or a job that is lost.  Whatever it may be, life will never be exactly the same and many will question why did this happen and how will I ever get through this.  Martin is here to not sugar-coat things, but to help the reader work through a difficult time and really seek and rely on God during these times.  Split into four main sections, this book is written in a style that is easy to read as it is divided into well-defined chapters and also it as if Martin is speaking with you, not at you.  There are reflection/your story questions that are included throughout as well really making this book one that is geared for the reader. 

This book is an excellent resource to go to in a time of need and encouragement.  it is easy to read and yet it is thought-provoking.  Different Biblical promises, examples and stories are included throughout the book as well as the author's personal experiences.  Also, I think that the author does a great job at explaining different verses and passages in everyday language that is easily read and understood.  I see this book being a great resource for many needing encouragement. 

“Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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