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My Life and Lesser Catastrophes: An Unflinchingly Honest Journey of Faith [NOOK Book]

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Just after her thirteenth wedding anniversary, Christina Schofield woke up groggy and disoriented, surrounded by nurses in a hospital. She and her husband had hit a gravel patch while on their motorcycle and crashed into a ditch. With the exception of a concussion, she was fine. But Allen had broken his neck. He was now a quadriplegic.

With her entire life flipped upside down, she began an astonishing journey of tenacious faith amid increasing...
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My Life and Lesser Catastrophes: An Unflinchingly Honest Journey of Faith

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Overview

Just after her thirteenth wedding anniversary, Christina Schofield woke up groggy and disoriented, surrounded by nurses in a hospital. She and her husband had hit a gravel patch while on their motorcycle and crashed into a ditch. With the exception of a concussion, she was fine. But Allen had broken his neck. He was now a quadriplegic.

With her entire life flipped upside down, she began an astonishing journey of tenacious faith amid increasing doubt. Full of dark, silent hours and a woman's honest questioning of the God she thought she knew, this is also a story full of miraculous answers to prayer and head-scratching, awe-inspiring encounters with her loving Lord.

With candid warmth and transparency, Christina shows readers that even in their darkest hours, God's goodness shines through.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441232502
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 400,355
  • File size: 609 KB

Meet the Author

Christina Schofield has been a children's illustrator and writer for the last ten years, working with Zonderkidz, Group Publishing, Strand Publishing, and Cook Communications. She and her husband, Allen, a campus pastor, have one daughter, Lily, and live in Rolla, Missouri.
Christina Schofield has been a children's illustrator and writer for the last ten years, working with Zonderkidz, Group Publishing, Standard Publishing, and Cook Communications. She and her husband, Allen, a campus pastor, have one daughter, Lily, and live in Rolla, Missouri.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 On the Skids 13

2 Groans and Grimaces 21

3 Stale Cracker Philosophy 29

4 Thick-and-Thin Hope 41

5 Give-and-Take 51

6 The Invisible Hand 61

7 Still Calming Storms 69

8 A Doting Dad 77

9 The Whispers of God 67

10 Fried Chicken and Priorities 95

11 Climbs and Plunges 103

12 Valuable Ruins 111

13 Getting Places 119

14 Desperate Measures 129

15 Mighty Seed 139

16 Rhino Revelations 147

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

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    My Life and Lesser Catastrophes - must read!

    The author shares one the most horrific accidents that most people think could never happen to them. Well Christine thought this also. How could God do this to a faithful follower? A lot of us have probably been in similar situations and we get angry with God for not protecting us.
    The author writes about her journey in faith and God's silence. This is a beautiful story of God's faithfulness to us and our needs.

    When you sit down to read this book you best have a box of tissues close by. Luckily I had just bought a new box of tissues. My heart goes out to this family and what they went through and came out of because of this tragic event.

    I highly recommend this memoir.

    I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

    Disclosure:
    I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for review. I was in no way compensated for my review. This is my own opinion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    My life.....loved it!

    Great story of a familys' faith put to the test from a horrible accident. May I wade through lifes tests with as much faith and humor! Highly recommended!

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

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    A phenomenal story of faith. This is the kind of story that make

    A phenomenal story of faith. This is the kind of story that makes you ponder your own relationship with your own higher power. I am so glad that Christina shared her story. You will cry a lot while reading this, but you will feel enlightened at the end.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    This book offers an honest look into a personal tragedy, and the

    This book offers an honest look into a personal tragedy, and the loving God who was there the whole time. Christina Schofield shares her journey through great loss and struggle, as she rediscovers God's great love for her.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    A Must Read!!

    received this book for free to review a couple of months ago, while taking a sabbatical from reading books to study the Bible. However, I felt a persistent tug from God to read this book, "My Life and Lesser Catastrophes" by Christina Schofield. I didn't quite know what to expect, all I knew was that God wanted me to read this book. So I obeyed and boy was I blown away!

    The premise of this book was about how she and her husband Allen got into a terrible motorcycle accident. Christina had a bad concussion, and her husband Allen tragically broke his neck and became a quadriplegic.

    Christina Schofield chronicles her physical, emotional and spiritual journey in this beautifully written memoir. This book is about faith, hope and love in the midst of tragedy. I can't even begin to tell you how much this book spoke into my life. The second I began reading it, I just couldn't put it down. Christina Schofield's heart was poured out on each page and God's signature was all over it.

    I have never fell in love with a book so much in my life. I related to and empathized with Christina Schofield's life in many respects. But she really won me over when I read that she liked Bananarama. Anyone who likes Bananarama is cool in my book!

    On a serious note though, my heart broke by what happened and how it translated and played out in all of their lives. But to read her faith journey with God throughout this tragedy was simply amazing. I consider Christina Schoefield a modern day saint. I love her heart and deeply admire her faith. She is a talented writer with an incredible sense of humor. I found myself laughing a lot as she has such a way of describing things even in the midst of such bleak circumstances.

    Christina Schofield's book was uncompromisingly honest, raw and real. I really didn't want this book to end, I enjoyed it that much. All I have been doing is telling people about it and will continue to. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Highly recommended!!

    Christina Schofield shares her personal struggle with God and faith through personal tragedy. It takes courage to be honest about the kinds of questions that are raised in our hearts and minds when we feel that God has let us down or hasn't been faithful to His promises. Many of us have experienced something in our lives that has thrown us into a crisis of faith. And we often feel alone, confused and abandoned by God. Chrissy shares her story -- her pain, confusion, exhaustion, and ulitmately, hope -- with touching vulnerability and delightful humor. If you've ever experienced personal tragedy or know someone whose world has been dramatically altered, her story is a must-read!

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