Nothing Wasted: God Uses the Stuff You Wouldn't

Nothing Wasted: God Uses the Stuff You Wouldn't

by Kasey Van Norman


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We all have past experiences we wish we could redo, undo, or hide altogether. In Nothing Wasted, counselor and teacher Kasey Van Norman shares how God revealed his specific plan for her life through the most unlikely, embarrassing, and painful seasons of her past. Her vulnerability invites you to discover God's personal and purposeful design for your future, not in spite of your story, but through it.

What if the pain and mistakes of your past are exactly what God wants to use to redeem your future?

A difficult childhood, public infidelity, and a fight with cancer - Kasey Van Norman has walked a rocky road of regret and loss. Shockingly, God would take her back to move her forward, uprooting her undealt-with wounds, secret shame, and intimacy-sabotaging patterns of behavior. No longer running from her past, but instead, allowing herself to be defined by it, Kasey discovered a God more intentional and loving than she'd ever believed him to be. Today, she shares the truth that no part of our life story is wasted - but purposefully designed and used by God to shape who we are meant to be.

With vulnerability, sound doctrine, and humor, Kasey unfolds the brokenness in her own life, reminding us that a holy, sovereign God lovingly works, not in spite of our past, but through it. In this book, Kasey invites you to look at the most unlikely, shocking, and painful experiences of your past in order to embrace them as the necessary setup for your future. No experience or relationship has been a mistake. You are no mere byproduct of random events, and you do not need a do-over! Join Kasey, and take God up on his offer to weave together every confusing, disjointed scrap of your past in to his beautiful story of redemption.

Because with God, nothing is wasted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357162
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 301,278
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kasey Van Norman is a professional counselor, Bible teacher, and the author of the books and study series, Named by God and Raw Faith. Kasey writes and teaches about the love that redeemed her life from the shame of past abuse, addiction, infidelity, and, strengthened her through a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Kasey is the founder of Northway Farms; a non-profit serving homeless women in her community. She travels and teaches thousands each year as a ministry event speaker. She lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, Justin, and their two children, Emma Grace and Lake.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 When God Doesn't Stop It from Happening 13

2 Running Naked through the Streets of Your Story 27

3 Starched Shirts and Supernatural Sightings 37

4 Too Tired to Fight 49

5 Attach: Did You or Didn't You? 65

6 Parental Predisposition Problems 75

7 Dusting Off Daddy Issues 83

8 Feeling Our Way to God 93

9 Let's Talk about Sex … or Not 103

10 Life-Defining Moments 117

11 Honesty's a Buzz Kill 127

12 Listening to the Right Voice 135

13 It's All Just One, Big Setup 143

14 When Nothing and Everything, Changes 155

15 Sift It Out Now, Sinner 165

16 I Don't Know How to Not Love You 181

17 Living Like It's Our Job 195

18 Big-Picture Believing: A Home for Unlikely, Improbable, and Discarded Things 205

Notes 219

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