Do Not Lose Heart: Devotions of Encouragement and Comfortby Dave Dravecky, Jan Dravecky, Steve Halliday
Devotional thoughts for those who are sufferingnever minimizing pain, but always maximizing hope There is no way to escape suffering. Sooner or later each one of us faces terrible loss or disappointment, whether the circumstance is divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a career, or a terminal illness. At such times, inspiring stories with happily-ever-after endings may not meet the need. Do Not Lose Heart is a collection of meditations for those who need to hear the truth about life in a fallen world and about how to get through suffering intact. Based on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Do Not Lose Heart affirms the deep peace that comes from trusting in a wise and loving God.
Author Biography: Dave Dravecky is a former all-star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He is an inspiring speaker and the founder of Outreach of Hope Ministries. Dave and Jan are also general editors with Joni Eareckson Tada on The Encouragement Bible, a specialty Bible for people dealing with adversity.;Jan Dravecky co-founded Outreach of Hope Ministries with her husband, former baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky. She and Dave live in Colorado Springs. With Dave, she is the coauthor of Do Not Lose Heart and Stand by Me.;Steve is president of Crown Media, Ltd., a literary enterprise that specializes in book editing and collaboration. Steve has co-written books with Luis Palau, Dave & Jan Dravecky, and many others, and is the author of three books himself. Steve formerly was a senior editor with Multnomah Press and Questar Publishers, and before that was a reporter for two newspapers in southern Wisconsin. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary inPortland and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Steve and his wife, Lisa, are active at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. The Hallidays live in Hillsboro, Oregon.
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