Bronner: A Journey to Understand

Bronner: A Journey to Understand

by Sherri Burgess

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Bronner: A Journey to Understand by Sherri Burgess

Author and Bible teacher Sherri Burgess leads readers on her journey to understanding the purpose behind pain through the powerful story of her son Bronner’s earthly death. Using her rich, marvelous experiences of God’s works since her son’s heaven going, she provides comforting assurance that God truly is everything we need in this life. An empowering resource for small-group discussion or book clubs, this book is a call to action and a beckoning to know our Holy God like never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625915009
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Edition description: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 794,867
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sherri Burgess’s life is a beckoning for you to know a Holy God like you have never known Him before. The wife of Rick Burgess of The Rick and Bubba Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show, Sherri is someone who now passionately pursues holiness and inspires others. A former news anchor turned writer and blogger, she has in recent years answered God’s call as a women’s ministry speaker. This mother of five enjoys football and staying active with her family in Birmingham, Alabama.

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“As a quadriplegic, I have often said, ‘God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves.’ My friends Rick and Sherri understand that hard truth so painfully well—in this remarkable book, they show us that true wisdom is not the ability to figure out God’s plan and purpose in a horrible tragedy; wisdom is simply trusting Him, even when all seems dark. It’s why Bronner is such a wise and good guide in your journey to grasp God’s goodness in your pain. Read it and you will be blessed!” —Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center, award-winning author of more than 50 books

"No one escapes life unscathed. Everyone faces tragedy. Rick and Sherri did. They did so with faith. We are wise to learn from their example. Their story inspires us to face our challenges by facing God first." —Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author

"This book is a masterpiece of grace." —Chris Tomlin, Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist

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Bronner: A Journey to Understand 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your journey with us Sherri.
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richardblake More than 1 year ago
Finding Triumph in the Midst of Tragedy ‘’ Bronner – A Journey to Understand” is a memorable, heart wrenching story that will impact the reader and linger in their thoughts long after the books’ covers are closed. Sherri Burgess challenges the reader to find triumph in the midst of personal adversity through God’s limitless grace. Sherri’s writing is sensitive, filled with beautiful descriptions of defining moment, inner struggles, and personal victory. A supplemental interactive reader’s guide: a resource for personal growth with life changing questions for application, contemplation, which will lead the reader to pursue a pure heart, manifest by a passion to know the heart of God, The study guide is designed for individual or small group use. “Bronner – A Journey to Understand” will resonate with every parent and family who has experienced the loss of a child through death. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
I surely feel I cannot do this book justice.... This is truly one of the most amazing, unnerving, awe struck books I have ever read! Sherri Burgess is hands down, a godly woman who met the Lord and I mean really met HIM, during, in my opinion, one of the most difficult, heart breaking times in her life. I simply cannot imagine losing my two year old in my own pool and moving on with life vs. going into a time in your life that questions God and wondering WHY did this happen to me???? Why did you take my baby Lord?? Why did you let him die in our own pool?? and on and on my questions would go... But, I also know the Lord, and while we all think something like this couldn't happen to "me", in reality, the truth is, it absolutely can. We, as believers, are not immune to situations such as these, and the Burgess family handled this in such a way that brings glory to our Lord, our Father. The Lord provided such tangible ways in which it was nearly impossible to deny HIM. Sherri's husband was exactly as the Lord would hope for him to be. He sought after a man who could be about His business!! I, for one, look forward to meeting Bronner and letting him know how much his story blessed and encouraged me! I was so glad to read that Sherri didn't write this book in the first few months of her Loss of Bronner, but instead it took place over a 5 year period. As I said before, I cannot even begin to imagine how to deal with the loss of your baby, a 2 year old sweet blonde haired, blue eyed precious little boy, Your baby boy. But immediately, God moved on the behalf of the Burgess family and NEVER let up.... I mean NEVER!!
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
Wow, just Wow! I can't imagine having to go through what Sherri and Rick Burgess went through and coming out of it praising God. But that's exactly what happened. Sherri credits the writing of the whole book not to herself but to the Holy Spirit. It took her five years to write, putting it away at times for various reasons. Rick even spoke at his son Bronner's memorial service and it's included in this book, word for word. I've always been a big fan of the Rick and Bubba show and remember so well when this happened. This book was written to honor Bronner's memory but more importantly to explore why God allows pain and suffering. This is explored fully and quite well with many scriptures to back up what she writes. God knew what would happen even before Bronner was born and he even had a hand in giving him his name. An unusual name, one that people would recognize and remember. Sherri's faith and love for God has become so much stronger through this whole process, and like her I'm praying that this book reaches many that do not know the Lord and will be changed by it. I know I've been challenged by it to become closer to my Savior.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Got to have Faith! Bronner, By: Sherri Burgess Bronner A Journey to Understanding has touched my heart so. To be able to understand that God has a plan and a purpose for everything no matter how painful our hurt is just amazes me. To open up and share your story with others near and far. I love your show of faith and how it see’s you though that difficult time. To pour out your heart in this touching story for others to read. I thank you. Be sure to order your copy of Bronner today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
McDawg81 More than 1 year ago
Bronner: A Journey to Understand is a book that will grab you, consume you, and, unless you are reprobate, will certainly impact you! Men – you probably will want to read this alone – no one needs to see another ugly faced cry! We’ve all known pain. We’ve all experienced grief. Like Job of the Bible, we may have even shaken our fist at God and wondered why He would allow us to be born just to suffer the tragedies of this life. Well, if you want the answers, grab a copy of this book. A German Philosopher (Gottfried Leibniz) coined the term “Theodicy” way back in 1710 – Sherry Burgess became personally acquainted with the term on January 19, 2008. Fear gripped her entire body as she said those two fateful words, “Where’s Bronner?” When she found him face down in the family pool, her world was shattered. “My whole life – everything – was over. Not that I had given up yet. I thought he could be revived. I was hoping for resuscitation, but, even so, I knew that from that moment on nothing would ever be the same.” (p. 55) It is a violation of the laws of nature for parents to bury their children. For those of us who have not experienced this particular tragedy, we can probably come nowhere close to understanding the depths of that level of grief. We can sympathize, but empathy is foreign to us. Your sympathy gene will be stretched as you turn the pages of this book. From the joys of a mother sharing how complete her life is with her young, new son to the grief associated with Bronner’s drowning, to following Sherri’s journey to pursue God for answers, the emotional roller coaster of this book is beyond most things I’ve ever read. As dark, bleak, and tragic as that winter day in 2008 was for the Burgess family, the journey revealed that even this was a part of God’s plan. Triumph arose from tragedy, a testimony (and wow, what a testimony) grew from this family’s trial. By the time you turn the last page, hopefully you too will understand that God is still in control! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through their bloggers review program. 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.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has God's hand on it and in it! I pray that everyone will read this and see how He can pull you out of the darkest places! Thank you Sherri for following God's voice and writing this book! It's truly a blessing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an incredible testimony of love. This book is for everyone no matter what you are going through.