When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence

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You can find hope and peace--no matter what

The storms of life visit us all, and at times we find ourselves ill-prepared to weather them. Where is God when everything comes crashing down? Where is he when a job is lost? When a child goes astray? When the diagnosis is cancer? Does he even care?

In When You Can't Find God, Linda Evans Shepherd teaches you how to see God in any circumstance, even when it's hard....

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Overview

You can find hope and peace--no matter what

The storms of life visit us all, and at times we find ourselves ill-prepared to weather them. Where is God when everything comes crashing down? Where is he when a job is lost? When a child goes astray? When the diagnosis is cancer? Does he even care?

In When You Can't Find God, Linda Evans Shepherd teaches you how to see God in any circumstance, even when it's hard. With compassion born from her own experiences with tragedy, Shepherd offers you practical strategies for surviving difficult times, giving your troubles to God, praying through the pain, and finding peace, hope, and joy once more. She also shows you how to use the tough times as a tool to draw nearer to God.

No one is exempt from pain and trials. But there is always hope.

"Everybody looks for God and wants to be in his presence whether we admit it or not. We search and search, trying to find God, only to discover that we are looking in the wrong places. If you're going through tough circumstances and need hope for the journey, this book can help you find God, fasten your heart to him, and focus on the fact that he was there all the time."--Thelma Wells, MMin, DD (Hon.), president, A Woman of God Ministries; speaker; author; professor; mentor

Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don't Know What to Pray and the coauthor of two series, the Potluck Club and the Potluck Catering Club. She lives in Colorado. To find out more, please go to www.VisitLinda.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800719784
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 922,799
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don't Know What to Pray and the coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Colorado.
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Table of Contents

1 When Difficulties Come 9

2 Finding God in Your Circumstances 17

3 Five Keys to Surviving Difficult Times 29

4 Giving Your Troubles to God 45

5 Standing Against the Darkness 59

6 Praying Against the Spirit of Strife 73

7 Praying for Breakthroughs 89

8 Praying the Prayer of Trust 99

9 Praying Prayers of Grace and Favor 115

0 Praying for Hope and Healing 133

1 The Peace That Passes Understanding 149

2 Find Real Joy 163

Bible Study and Discussion Guide 177

Notes 187

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    No Pat Answers

    "God will take care of you." "Just trust Him." "He's got you in His hands." "God never closes a door but He opens a window." "He's got something better for you--wait and see." These statements carry varying degrees of truth. But all are pat answers--trite statements that lose their meaning because we use them so often.

    As a mother whose now-adult daughter suffered severe brain damage in a car accident more than twenty years ago, Linda Shepherd could write the book on pat answers. I'm thankful she didn't. Her new release, WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND GOD: HOW TO IGNITE THE POWER OF HIS PRESENCE (Revell, 2011) explores the mystery of experiencing the holy in the hurt.

    The book combines biblical, practical teaching with powerful, personal stories that help draw readers toward God. Highlighted callouts and chapter-ending features including "Oasis" (a Psalm or other avenue for finding and resting in God) and "Prayer Experience" (the author's own prayer to pray or adapt) point readers to the Father.

    When I'm hurting, I need a friend--not an expert. When I'm confused, I need truth--not the enemy's lies. When I'm in pain, I need a healing dose of Holy Spirit power--not pat answers or pious platitudes. WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND GOD, with its warm, compassionate tone, contains all three.

    Read it and receive an inoculation against pat answers. Embrace it and allow the Truth to set you free.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    When Life Hits You Hard Here Are the Answers

    Linda Evans Shepherd in her new book, "When You Can't Find God" published by Revell teaches us How to Ignite the Power of His Presence.

    Suppose you walked into work and they told you to go back home that they were downsizing immediately and let you go. Suppose that you were given the news that your daughter, just coming home from college, was in a multi car collision and was killed. Suppose that your son was beaten up by a gang and is in serious condition at the hospital with the doctors not having hope for his recovery. What do you do on the day that the darkness seems to close in and win? You go looking and can't seem to find where is God.

    Linda Evans Shepherd knows about those days, that stretch on for weeks, months and even years. How do we deal with this? In "When You Can't Find God" Ms. Shepherd gives us chapters on "Finding God in your circumstances", "Five Keys to surviving difficult times", Giving Your Troubles To God", "Praying Against The Spirit Of Strife" (everyone needs to read this chapter) and a few other chapters on what to pray for. Each chapter ends with a "trip to the oasis" a psalm reading and then a "Prayer Experience". The end of the book has a bible study and discussion guide that is just wonderful to go through for a small group or individual study. This is a book for the thirsty traveler in a very hot desert. Refreshing!

    If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    "Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Came at a perfect time in my life

    This book hit several nails on the head when I 'found' it, or better yet, it found me. Much needed. God's perfect timing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Help for those darkest times.

    Sometimes it is hard not to think we are alone. This book will help you find all that has been missing from your life. Please give it a chance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Good reference for others

    This book is an easy read and the information is very good and understandable. I will be referring to it and will recommend it to others. Lots of good help.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    A book for everyone!

    I don't think there is a person alive who has not struggled with "finding God" through times of difficult circumstances, or wondering if He even cares. If you are one of those people, Linda's book will help you walk through your pain and awaken you to an understanding of God's tremendous love and purpose for your life. Your problems may not go away, but you will face them with renewed hope and joy. This is a book of substance, NOT pages of feel-good "fluff".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

    This is a great bible study book on a subject we all need to kno

    This is a great bible study book on a subject we all need to know
    We arent promised a Rose Garden. We are promised that he will be right beside us as we go through trials
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    I was given this book from TBCN and Revell Publishers for my honest review

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    Very Inspirational...Must Read

    This is an amazing read. I truly enjoyed the journal of reassurance. It is a must read for anyone with constant doubt. Consistancy is the key and staying faithful. I will keep this read in mind as a reminder when mu doubtful days arise.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Tangible Faith

    Scripture tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 'When You Can't Find God' ensures the reader that in their darkest hour, God is there. The author's shared experiences encourage and bring to the forefront that no one is without challenges. Yet, it is those challenges that when we search, trust and believe, we will find that God has been where he's always been, hold us in His arms. Dr. Linda Beed / On Assignment Reviews Book provided courtesy of The Baker Group

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