Standing On His Promises

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Description of book Joan M. Blake discusses leaving her native island of Trinidad and Tobago and embarking on the greatest mission of her life: going to America alone. Throughout her life as a wife and mother, and through relationships with family, friends and acquaintances, she shows by her personal testimonies, how life deals out times of great joy, as well as crises. When such crises come, it is so easy to crumble under one's storms and turn inward to loneliness, anxiety, fear, anger, un-forgiveness, and ...
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Description of book Joan M. Blake discusses leaving her native island of Trinidad and Tobago and embarking on the greatest mission of her life: going to America alone. Throughout her life as a wife and mother, and through relationships with family, friends and acquaintances, she shows by her personal testimonies, how life deals out times of great joy, as well as crises. When such crises come, it is so easy to crumble under one's storms and turn inward to loneliness, anxiety, fear, anger, un-forgiveness, and bitterness. It is only by having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, God's Son, who has all the answers, and by committing every detail of one's life to Him, that one can enter the narrow gate of faith and find rest. Resting is standing on the promises of Jesus, putting one's trust in Him, who gives one the ability to overcome emotional upheavals and the turmoil of life, and to find comfort, hope, and purpose in the midst of them.

Benefits of book:
The reader can relate to and gain the tools to deal with real life issues discussed in each chapter.

The following four sections at the end of every chapter can be utilized for personal devotion or for group study:
· A prayer for the issue discussed in the chapter
· A scripture verse to give biblical directive
· A reflection where the author re-evaluates her past actions
· Reader's reflection- an opportunity for the reader to join in and journal his aor her thoughts concerning the issues discussed

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981460918
  • Publisher: key to Life Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Language: English, Middle (1100-1500)
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan M. Blake, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, was always interested in writing as a teenager and finally fulfilled her dream by writing her first book, Standing on His Promises: Finding Comfort, Hope, and Purpose in the Midst of Your Storm. Her education spans from obtaining both Bachelor and Master's degrees in Business Management to attending Seminary and obtaining a Master's degree in Urban Ministry with a concentration in Women's Ministry. She is the president and founder of Christian Resource Network, Inc., a non-profit organization providing support, mentoring, and teaching. Additionally, she is the editor of The Christian Connection, a community newsletter published by Christian Resource Network, Inc., in Boston, MA. She and her husband are the parents of two sons and two daughters and reside in the Boston area.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Finding Hope in the Rough Times

    "Standing on the Promises: Finding Comfort, Hope, and Purpose in the Midst of Your Storm" combines memoir, inspiration, and encouragement, with a promise of hope and joy for times of crisis.

    Joan Blake (no relation to this reviewer) tells of growing up in Trinidad, of receiving a college education in Boston, of her engagement and marriage, of the early days of beginning a family, and of how she found find peace and hope in the midst of crisis and chaos when in the depth of devastating disappointment.

    Each chapter concludes with an original prayer poem of inspiration, a heart stirring response, and a thought provoking reflection. I especially appreciated Joan's insight into human nature in light of man's spiritual hunger. These meaningful prayers are as moving and relevant to the individual reader today as they were when Joan was inspired to write them during her times of crisis throughout her own spiritual journey.

    Another unique feature of the book is that in addition to providing practical help for the individual reader, the material can easily be adapted as a small group discussion guide, for use when mentoring, or in a discipleship relationship.

    "Standing on the Promises: Finding Comfort, Hope, and Purpose in the Midst of Your Storm" is a compelling example of the results of walking in an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ while stepping out in faith. Joan's is a powerful message of hope, well-timed and applicable to all who find themselves in the tight spots we so often find ourselves in today.

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