Hope in the Hard Places is a practical, encouraging guidebook for the weary soul looking for hope in dark circumstances.
In this life, everyone must face trials. Cancer, chronic illness, loss of a loved one, divorce, depression, prodigal children, caring for aging parents, and other unknown terrains can cause people to feel hopeless and helpless. For those who feel like they don’t know where to turn, Hope in the Hard Places equips readers to walk through their trial with hope rather than desperation. Sarah Beckman, a speaker and author, teaches effective and powerful ways to get through the pain with biblical truths and principles. She also includes insight from others who have experienced all manner of trials. Packed with practical strategies, checklists, encouragement, wisdom from seasoned travelers, and rock-solid biblical truth, Hope in the Hard Places provides a beacon of hope in the darkness so that readers can walk through the depths of hardship with insight, dignity, and certainty.
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Sarah Beckman is a national speaker and bestselling author of Alongside. Sarah has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and is a seasoned media guest, including The 700 Club, The Difference, and 100 Huntley Street, and she has recorded over fifty local and national radio programs and podcasts. She blogs and regularly contributes to many online and print publications. Sarah serves at her local church, and volunteers with several domestic and international non-profits. She and her husband have been married for twenty-six years. They live in Albuquerque, NM and have three grown children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An encouragement during trials. Hope in the Hard Places is a great tool for those going through difficult times and to come alongside those struggling with a trial. Sarah has definitely experienced hard times so I knew I wasn't alone in my struggles. The inspiring scripture encourages you and makes you realize it's OK to get help. Shows you how to set boundaries during trials, how to help others and how to receive help yourself. I have bought it for a friend going through a hard time too.
Hope in the Hard Places by Sarah Beckman is her follow up to Alongside: A Practical Guide to Loving Your Neighbor in Their Time of Trial. Using scripture, stories from dozens of fellow travelers, as well as her own times of doubt and hardship, Sarah takes the reader on a step by step journey of how to find and hold on to hope while in the midst of life's inevitable trials and tribulations. With reminders that "God is not afraid of your why" and "Gratitude is a decision", Hope in the Hard Places talks of the real, the difficult, and the Holy. With a step by step packing guide to help prepare for those hard places, Sarah has written an indispensable book for every "valley" traveler. In particular, I loved the chapter on how to build a team of "traveling buddies" for your hard times. Sometimes it can be hard to know just who should be walking beside you. The scriptures and biblical references are also spot on and incredibly useful. This book is a great resource for counselors, pastors, and church libraries.
If you have entered into trying times, or are walking alongside someone who is, I would strongly recommend this book. Honestly, if you haven't been through something like that, I would still recommend it. It is full of practical information and advice, many things I would not have even considered. Better to think of these things when you are not in crisis-mode, if you can help it. Sarah Beckman brings a lot of experience with difficult times, not only personally but as someone who has watched friends and family go through those challenges. For those of us that don't always know how to respond to people during times of crisis, I was grateful for her suggestions on what to say in difference situations. I really appreciated how she used Scripture to back up her ideas. I also enjoyed reading the real-life examples that were shared by her, her friends, and those she interviewed in preparation for this book. It was a well-written, easy read. Not to be missed! I am so thankful that I received an advance copy of the book from the publisher!
An uplifting, encouraging book filled with practical wisdom and ways to find hope when hope seems lost. A great resource for anyone who is journeying a tough time in life. Whether illness, relationship, spiritual or other issues, the author provides Scripture, personal experiences and more that offer ways to find hope. Excellent book to be read again and again and to give as a gift. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required.