The Caleb Years: When God Doesn't Make Sense

The Caleb Years: When God Doesn't Make Sense

by David Ingerson


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The Caleb Years is a refreshing and inspirational account of the author's journey through the treacherous waters of uncertainty and the deep emotional wounds parents of a chronically ill child must endure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939570147
Publisher: Word & Spirit Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

David P. Ingerson is an exciting communicator who has spoken to audiences around the world. During his twenty years as a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot, he has traveled extensively and lived abroad with his family. From the time he served as an ordained teacher and evangelist in Okinawa, Japan, he has trained and led teams on short-term missions to the Philippines and Cambodia. Having suffered his own share of trials and setbacks as an entrepreneur, he encourages both employees and customers to rise above life’s challenges and disappointments. Through his story of triumph through tragedy, he spurs others to rise above life’s frustrations and overcome in spite of intimidating obstacles. David and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of five children and make their home in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

1 He's Going to Be a Fighter 1

2 Clinging to the Rock 9

3 Why Won't Anyone Look Me in the Eye? 17

4 Non-intervention Is Not an Option! 25

5 I Shall Not Die but Live 33

6 Be Magnified, Oh Lord 41

7 Congratulations Can Wait 49

8 God, Don't Let Mommy's Baby Die! 57

9 A Testimony of Our Friends 63

10 My Heart's Cry 69

11 A Soothing Balm 75

12 Son, What Can I Do for You? 81

13 Thankful to Give Back 87

14 We Vowed Not to Give Up 95

15 Embracing the Unknown 101

16 Sometimes Messages Don't Get Passed 109

17 The Other Three Need Me Too! 115

18 Daddy's Home! 123

19 He's Miracle Baby 131

20 Don't Forget the Mop and Broom 137

21 You'd Better Fly! 145

22 An Absurd Scene 155

23 Caleb Won the Lottery! 165

24 An Answer to Her Prayer 173

25 We Hurt Alone 183

26 With Renewed Hope 191

27 A Successful Surgery 199

28 We Laughed Until We Cried 207

29 A Day We Would Never Forget 215

30 He's Not Responding! 223

31 To Love Him Still 231

32 A Measure of Hope 239

33 A Thing of Beauty 257

34 To Live Again 265

35 To Glorify God 275

Epilogue 281

Note to Reader 291

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The Caleb Years: When God Doesn't Make Sense 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Within these pages is an incredibly gripping and thrilling yet heart-wrenching story of a man and his family living through the tumultuous life and death of their son. It is a must read for the story alone but also leaves you with the hope to face your own challenges. Get it, read it, and share it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved your book so much! Love your incredible faith in Jesus and your hope threw the unthinkable. Marvelously written and descriptive. Chandra Bauer Palmyra Michigan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why could I not put down a book that was so painful? How could any parent endure this much? I know the author personally. They are very real people with a very real faith. No put on god-talk here. They are the real deal. A great read. Well worth your time.  Sam Kendrick, Shreveport, LA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing the Caleb Years and for being so open and honest. Only faith in God could get you thru this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, the genuine emotions in this book are portrayed in such a way that I was able to connect to the story. Very well written for a first time author.
B1DUKES More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book...A roller coaster of ups, downs, and monster curves! Through it all this family was steadfast and unmoveable. I'm so glad they let us meet such a sweet and handsome little boy. Caleb has touch my life ,and I'm better for it.A MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Caleb Years. I laughed and cried with the Ingerson Family. The author holds nothing back telling of his emotions and thoughts as the family is rasing a chronically ill child and letting the rest of his children know they are loved. I highly recommend this book.