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Beautiful Battlefields

Beautiful Battlefields

by Bo Stern

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Overview

Bo Stern realizes life is full of fierce and unexpected battles. When her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she knew she had found her Goliath. With winsome sincerity, Bo points readers to the battle plans available to us in Scripture—and to our God, who brings beauty from the struggles we face.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612913193
Publisher: The Navigators
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Bo Stern knows the most beautiful things can come out of the hardest times. Her Goliath came in the form of her husband’s terminal illness, a battle they are still fighting with the help of their four children, a veritable army of friends, and our extraordinary God. Bo is a teaching pastor at Westside Church in Bend, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Part 1 Discovering Beauty in the Hard Places

Chapter 1 Meeting Goliath: Finding Beauty in the Fight of Your Life 15

Chapter 2 The G50:20 Principle: The Beauty of Life-Changing Purpose 25

Chapter 3 Catching Manna: The Beauty of Miraculous Provision 37

Chapter 4 In the Shadow of a Superhero: The Beauty of Supernatural Strength 47

Chapter 5 What the Greeting Cards Won't Tell You: The Beauty of Endurance 55

Chapter 6 Wearing the Glasses of God: The Beauty of Eternal Perspective 65

Chapter 7 An Unlikely Dance: The Beauty of Joy and Sorrow 77

Part 2 Strategies for Growing Stronger Through Every Battle

Chapter 8 Fasten Your Heart to His Love: Strategic Security 91

Chapter 9 Consult the Captain: Strategic Obedience 103

Chapter 10 Get a Good Army: Strategic Companionship 111

Chapter 11 Live the Adventure of Giving: Strategic Generosity 125

Chapter 12 Run to a Reliable Refuge: Strategic Passion for the Word of God 131

Chapter 13 Escape the Weight of Bitterness: Strategic Forgiveness 141

Chapter 14 Speak Strength: Strategic and Powerful Words 155

Chapter 15 Become Outrageously Brave: Strategic Courage 167

Conclusion 177

Appendix: Scriptures for Battle 179

Notes 187

About the Author 189

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