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The Sweet Side of Suffering: Recognizing God's Best When Facing Life's Worst

The Sweet Side of Suffering: Recognizing God's Best When Facing Life's Worst

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by M. Esther Lovejoy
     
 

Suffering is often a reality people don’t choose. However, they do have a choice in how to respond to it. In The Sweet Side of Suffering, author M. Esther Lovejoy explores the character of God to help readers find a response that sweetens the bitter waters of suffering. This engaging book is written in a narrative voice, sharing biblical truths and

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Suffering is often a reality people don’t choose. However, they do have a choice in how to respond to it. In The Sweet Side of Suffering, author M. Esther Lovejoy explores the character of God to help readers find a response that sweetens the bitter waters of suffering. This engaging book is written in a narrative voice, sharing biblical truths and practical insights from the author’s personal experiences. Readers can find a message of hope and encouragement as they discover a fresh perspective on strengthening their relationship with God and renewing their confidence in knowing that He is always there.

Editorial Reviews

Joni Eareckson Tada

"Those who see the 'sweet' side of suffering are usually believers who have learned to lean hard on the grace of Jesus through every hurt and heartache. It's a good description for Esther Lovejoy as she opens her heart in The Sweet Side of Suffering. Congratulations, Esther, on compliling stirring insights from God's Word that will bless and inspire the reader."
Ravi Zacharias

"Esther Lovejoy wisely concludes that even in our deepest valleys, we may know the strength and intimacy that God affords us through the ministry of His precious Word. Her book is to be commended no only because it is born out of her work as a teacher and counselor but expecially as a fellow traveler through the vale of tears and seasons of questions. There is a compassion, hope, and encouragement in these pages for the reader."
Dominic Herbst

"Esther's experience of suffering not only takes you to Calvary, it takes you through Calvary into the closest communion with Christ, our Wounded Healer. Her testimony of personal suffering gives liberty for those in pain to allow their grief to carry them into the presence of the Lord and to experience Him in the deepest way."
Peter C. Hill

"Engaging and inspiring, this book provides hope for those who otherwise are hopeless. The author, who herself has experienced much disappointment and pain, has a wonderful narrative style that allows her to communicate what can be gained by biblically informed understanding of suffering in a deeply insightful yet practical way. Read this book. It is time and effort well spent. Your experience of suffering will not be the same."
Dr. Thomas P. Bailey

Esther Lovejoy speaks from the crucible of her own deep experiences. She has suffered, and she found what she calls 'the sweet side of suffering' when she fellowshipped with the Savior in the Garden alone. Her message in this book is a helpful one for all of us who find ourselves in the midst of the dark places."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572937451
Publisher:
Discovery House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
601,126
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Esther Lovejoy has spent more than 30 years counseling people during times of suffering and has spoken at numerous women’s conferences and retreats, including citywide events and a missions conference overseas. She can also be heard on her radio segment, View from the Sparrow's Nest. She lives in Leland, North Carolina, with her husband of ten years, Peter. Together they share nine children and eighteen grandchildren.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could not have come at a more appropriate time in my life. I knew Esther in Syracuse, NY when my husband and I went to her church. Reading this book is like having a much needed conversation with a good friend, who gives you comfort but won't hestitate to tell you "like it is". As I read this book, I could hear her sweet gentle voice talking. Having known her, I know she speaks from experience. She is in real life as she sound in the book - the "real deal". Having gone through many of the same things she shares, I can say that she speaks the truth about the love and faithfulness of our great God and Savior. As I am going through some very difficult times myself, her advice and the insights of what God has taught her has ministered to me in ways that I didn't expect. I would recommend this book to anyone who is facing hardship and wondering where God is in it all. Be prepared to smile, cry and rejoice as you read- even in the midst of your pain.