Tuesday, March 22, 2016

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what?

Book info
About the book:

Finding God in the Ruins (David C. Cook, March 2016)

If God is love, why do we hurt so much?

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain.

Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1Mkv8QQ
About the author:

Matt Bays
is a writer, speaker, and musician with a passion to call people out of their hiding places. In ministry for twenty years, he and his wife, Heather, live in Indianapolis with their fun-loving and insightful teenage daughters.

My Review:
It is so easy in the midst of pain to place the blame on everyone around you, yourself and even God and to also question God's love and why bad things happen to good people.  Matt Bays shares his heart, his life experiences with honesty, heartache and humor in his book, "Finding God in the Ruins."  Matt shares how his life was full of anger, despair and so many hurtful things over and over again as his dad was incapable of being the father he needed, his mom's relationships were not healthy and Matt was there seeking God to help, but yet finding himself dealing with hurt once again.  By being able to find God and allowing Him to help him overcome the anger and despair, Matt was able to move past this. 
I loved the honesty and openness with which Matt wrote this book.  Matt did not hold back from his experiences and the pain he felt. This made the book so relatable and also really helped me to think about things I may be holding onto and questioning as quite honestly life is not fair and it is hard to get past and over the pain that is a part of life.  While this is truly a journey and not a quick fix, this is a book that I am sure I will turn to time and time again in moments of feeling defeated and lost and needing a reminder of God's love and hope. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

No comments:

Post a Comment