This Isn't the Life I Signed Up For: ...But I'm Finding Hope and Healing

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"Hey, God, this isn't the life I signed up for! I specifically remember signing up for great parents, a great marriage, and great kids who rise up and call me blessed. I signed up for lifelong friendships, thin thighs, and vibrant health. Instead, I find myself in the middle of the life I DIDN'T sign up for. What's going on here?"

We all want to live happily ever after. As Donna tells stories from her own life, you'll recognize your life, your struggles, and broken dreams. She ...

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Overview

"Hey, God, this isn't the life I signed up for! I specifically remember signing up for great parents, a great marriage, and great kids who rise up and call me blessed. I signed up for lifelong friendships, thin thighs, and vibrant health. Instead, I find myself in the middle of the life I DIDN'T sign up for. What's going on here?"

We all want to live happily ever after. As Donna tells stories from her own life, you'll recognize your life, your struggles, and broken dreams. She examines issues common to all women, including

Disappointing relationships
Foolish choices
Less-than-perfect families
The search for love
The desire to make your life count

If you're ready to discover a better approach to life--one that promises hope and healing--this book is for you. The tools you need to make positive life changes are all here: In-depth Bible study, practical life application, Scripture memorization, and more. As Donna says, "If God can breathe new life into my weary heart and soul...there's hope for everyone!"

DONNA PARTOW is a Christian communicator with a compelling testimony of God's transforming power. Her uncommon transparency and passion for Christ have been used by God at women's conferences worldwide. She is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Becoming a Vessel God Can Use and Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, including Focus on the Family. Donna and her family live in Mesa, Arizona.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764207914
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 964,157
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Partow is Christian communicator with a compelling testimony of God's transforming power. Her uncommon transparency and passion for Christ have been used by God at women's conferences and retreats throughout North America. She is the bestselling author of numerous books and has been a popular guest on hundreds of radio and TV programs, including Focus on the Family. She and her family live in Mesa, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book for Study 11

1 I Didn't Sign Up for This Life 17

2 I Didn't Sign Up for a Painful Childhood 35

3 I Didn't Sign Up for Disappointing Relationships 59

4 I Didn't Sign Up to Make Foolish Choices 79

5 I Didn't Sign Up for Disappointment With God 111

6 I Signed Up for Happiness 141

7 I Signed Up for Great Health 161

8 I Signed Up for Love 187

9 I Signed Up for the Perfect Little Family 207

10 I Signed Up to Make a Difference 235

A Note to Leaders 253

Discussion Leader's Guide 257

Memory Verse Cards 271

Affirmation Cards 275

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