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Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time

Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time

by Christine Hoover


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The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things?

In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work—or even present—as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801019388
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of From Good to Grace, Messy Beautiful Friendship, and The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at www.GraceCoversMe.com, she enjoys helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Summer

1 Hide and Seek 13

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

Part 2 Fall

2 Marred Beauty 29

A time to be born, and a time to die

3 Unexpected Beauty 43

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted

4 Beauty We Want to Avoid 61

A time to kill, and a time to heal

Part 3 Winter

5 God Is a Potter: He Molds Beauty When We Surrender Control 79

A time to break down, and a time to build up

6 God Is a Composer: He Leads and Helps As We Tune Ourselves to His Spirit 93

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

7 God Is Our Betrothed: He Builds Beauty While We Wait with Faith 111

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together

8 God Is Our Color: He Paints Beauty When We Pursue Holiness 127

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing

9 God Is an Author: He Writes Beautiful Stories with Our Weaknesses 143

A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew

10 God Is a Joy Whisperer: He Shows Us Beauty When We Still Ourselves to Listen 161

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak

11 God Is Our Pattern: We Display His Beauty When We Love Creatively 181

A time to love, and a time to hate

Part 4 Spring

12 Forever Beauty 201

A time for war, and a time for peace

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

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