Life is not always easy or fair for the follower of Christ. Yet, Sheryl Giesbrecht has learned, from the depths of past pain, it is possible to be raised up. It is possible to heal. Most importantly, it is possible to exchange hurt for hope. In her inspirational new book, Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down, Sheryl tells her own story. She uses scripture to tell the stories of so many other Biblical figures who stumbled before they could be helped up.
Sheryl's message is one of hope. Trusting God in the midst of a life turned upside down is essential to survival. Without Him, life would not be worth living. Climbing out of the pits of despair would be impossible. Yes, with God to lean on, finding hope is possible. Healing is possible. God is capable of taking our losses and mistakes and turning them into something remarkably beautiful. Won't you let Him?
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Life has a way of knocking you down. In this book, author Sheryl Giesbrecht goes through parts of her life where she was knocked down. Her life has been a series of ups and downs, but she has managed to find strength in God's teachings when she needed it most. She is now sharing these ideas with people in a short book that will help people become focused on the good parts of their lives instead of the bad. This book is written in bite-sized pieces that even the busiest of people can handle. Sheryl shares so many of her life experiences, so you know she understands this topic. Her life has indeed knocked her down several times, but she has managed to find the ability to keep moving on. I like that she shared not only her experiences but also those of people she has helped through her public speaking. This helped to further show how these principles can be put into action. Each chapter starts with the story of someone who survives a free-fall event, so if you have a fear of flying I'd skip those parts. I know they're meant to be inspiring, but it is a little creepy. The rest of the chapter though contains good advice with scripture. There are study questions at the end of each chapter too, and this lets you really put things into practice. This is a super quick read, but it will leave you with ideas on how to get back up and move on with your life through all hard times. Book provided for review.
A Journey of Spiritual Discovery – Finding Personal Identify in Christ Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks you Down” combines the story of Sheryl Giesbrecht’s spiritual journey, her rebellion as a teenager, her conversion experience and the life transformation that follows. Her writing is permeated with positive re-enforcement, hope, Biblical truth, practical application, and heartwarming illustrations from real life stories of overcoming courage, endurance, and perseverance. The material is well organized, formatted with the reader in mind, and rich in its focus on life changing principles. The chapter summaries are a helpful tool for previewing the material of the 10 chapters packed with practical pointers for assimilation, application, and action. The study questions at the end of each chapter add to the value of the book as a study guide for personal or group use. These questions are thought provoking, accentuating the Biblical illustrations and life lessons for meaningful and rewarding contemporary Christian living. Sheryl understands the reality and hurt of rejection and the feelings of loneliness that led her to discover the transforming freedom found through forgiveness and the rejuvenating power of prayer. Her writing resonates with the sense of her quality relationship with the Lord Jesus. Although “Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks you Down” is written with women in mind, the principles introduced are applicable for anyone, man or woman, and are life changing. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
I have definitely gotten knocked down by life on many occasions so I was anxious to read Giesbrecht’s insights in Get Back Up. I was immediately intrigued when she began by asking the question if it was possible to survive a fall from the Sears Tower. My immediate thought was “of course not!” But I would be wrong. Each chapter begins with her telling a true story of people that survived incredible falls against all odds. She compares this to obstacles in life and that while there are many circumstances we think we can’t possibly survive; we do! I really enjoyed Sheryl’s life story and real example of living as a Christ follower even when you get knocked down. Her marriage to her husband and her relationship with Christ were inspiring and great examples of how a Godly woman should live. I liked that at the end of each chapter there were study questions where I could really take it to the next level and apply it to my own life. It made me think of things I hadn’t previously considered and want to grow in certain areas that she thrived in. Sheryl did not have the easiest life but her constant faith is inspiring and a great lesson to all. Get Back Up will have you cheering for Sheryl and for women like her who have experienced real heartache and pain and persevered on.
About the Book: Did you know it is possible to survive a freefall from the Willis Tower in Chicago or a skydive with a failed parachute? It will hurt, and it will take some time to heal, but it is possible. Our lives can be a lot like that freefall, but we can survive whatever challenges God puts in front of us if we just get back up. In Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down (Wheatmark/March 2013), Sheryl Giesbrecht shares her personal story of triumph over tragedy to help readers understand they can not only survive their adversities, but thrive. As much as we would like it to be, life is not always easy or fair for Christ followers. Giesbrecht learned this truth firsthand but also discovered that from the depths of past pain, it is possible to be raised up. It is possible to exchange hurt for hope. Trusting God in the midst of a life turned upside down is essential for survival, and climbing out of the pits of despair would be impossible without Him. God is capable of taking our losses and mistakes and turning them into something remarkably beautiful if we just let Him. Much like a physical fall, readers will learn that it's not how a person falls that matters, but how they land. By preparing for landing-how we respond when we fall-we'll be better equipped not only to survive our fall, but thrive once we get back up. Giesbrecht also encourages readers to find opportunities to forgive in both good and bad times. With honesty and transparency, readers will learn from Giesbrecht's experiences what it takes to trust in God, no matter what life may bring. About the Author: "Exchanging hurt for hope," is Sheryl Giesbrecht's focus. She loves to share how God rearranges loss, bitterness, and mistakes; and turns them into something remarkably beautiful. Learn more about Sheryl at her website. My Review: Through Sheryl Giesbrecht's experiences she has turned them around for God's good. Hoping to renew or enlighten us to the fact that God can take things and events in our lives, things that seem otherwise impossible and turn them around to glorify Him. Our ever present Father in our times of trouble only wants what is best for us. Not by just our imagination but by His Almighty power revealed, shows us that it will be far above what we could ever imagine or bring forth on our own. Through the authors past experiences she was able to have a God moment and find Him and run to Him in insurmountable circumstances. She had enough faith to lean and learn completely on God when diagnosed with cancer even making jokes throughout the ordeal. No matter what life throws our way we MUST look onward and upward to our Saviour to find our way out of what seems to us to be unmovable. **Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Litfuse.