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by Linda Lyons Richardson,David Lyons

Category: Christian Living
Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: Linda Lyons Richardson,David Lyons
ISBN: 1615215484
ISBN13: 978-1615215485
Language: English
Publisher: NavPress; Original edition (August 18, 2010)
Pages: 272
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Everyone experiences pain in their lives. But how we handle it and what we do with it makes all the difference.In Don’t Waste the Pain, you'll see how two people dealing with life-threatening illnesses and the loss of a child found joy and peace in the midst of their suffering.Through intimate journal writings and personal reflections, you will learn that faith and spiritual growth can come out of brokenness, pain, and grief.
Comments to eBook Don't Waste the Pain: Learning to Grow Through Suffering
Bloodhammer
This is one of the most impactful books I've ever read. If you want to get a perspective of how God's love shines through pain and how that pain is part of His design for making us into what He wants us to to be...this is the book. Powerful and deeply moving. Highly recommend it and keep a pen handy, you'll want to do a lot of note taking and underlining.
Tisicai
I highly recommend this book for those navigating through any kind of crisis!
Golkis
Great product, great service!
Love Me
While the lessons the authors learned were through their specific experiences with cancer and parental grief, we all experience pain that can benefit from their wisdom. This book is very readable, and I've already been recommending it to friends.
Goltigor
Strap in for a emotional and spiritual ride as you are invited into the personal journeys of pain and discovery of a brother and sister and their respective families.

This book arrived on my doorstep 7 days after burying my youngest son, Caleb Levi born at 4 months. It truly was a poignant, heart-rending book. At times I felt as though a vice-clamp was around my heart and I could not breathe as I recognized the raw emotions of the pain they felt and the peace that followed at crying out to Christ. I can certainly relate to the heartbreaking prayers of a mother and the soul shattering ache when I lost my son. Though spiritual sight supersedes physical and offers a more beautiful picture - letting go of a child after endless prayers for a miracle is a terrible lonely pain. How wonderful to know that God is in control and though the physical hurts - there is peace in knowing where our loved ones go and beauty in the knowledge of the presence of grace in our lives. I barely could read the letter that they read upon having to meet with physicians about removing life-support as it so closely resembled one of my last prayers for Caleb - "<em>Father he was yours from the beginning of time, never mine, I surrender my life to your plan, and his life to you. You are the sustainer - the one who gives and takes away - I only ask Lord that you strengthen me, comfort me, and whisper words of love to me because I know Lord if he goes to be with you that my heart will shatter and my soul will ache, and my arms will long to hold him - Prepare me for your will, Lord that you may be glorified..</em>."

I can not begin to imagine the struggle of Linda, but I appreciate the openness and rawness of her emotions. She holds nothing back from the reader as she generously opens her personal journals. The reader is invited into the war zone - to see first hand the battle of truth and the enemy as she struggles to stay focused on Christ and His provision and divine purpose for her life. This battle is truly a battle each christian must face though the attack of the enemy is very different for each of and each of us has a different battle field: for some it is health, others family or financial, but the battle is the same. A battle for what we will hold as truth -will we allow our suffering to strengthen our faith and make our lives more beautiful through the storm or will we surrender the victory and accept defeat in the form of depression, loss, despair, and desperation of lost hope.

This book shows in clearness that God refines us into something more beautiful so that emerging from the storm, walking in the shadow of death, or climbing/descending a treacherous rocky mountainside we can give glory to the one who gives and takes away, who sustains us, and who says "Do Not Fear for I am able to deliver you, and to show you things that you have not known."

If you know someone going through a trial, or someone emerging from a storm, someone in great suffering of heart this is an excellent book of the affirmation of God's grace and mercy toward his children.

Thank you, David and Linda for allowing us to see God's work in your lives.

Thank you NavPress for this review copy.
Unh
When I first began to read this book I was thinking ahead to the time when I would write this review. Each chapter had something that I wanted to include. Finally, I stopped thinking about the review and became totally absorbed in the book. The authors (David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson) were transparent and I often related to what they wrote. They wrote about thin places - those times when one is experiencing something that allows him/her to draw closer to God and there seems to be just a thin membrane between God and the person. They also wrote about the times when life is so hard that many, many believers are praying earnestly about the situation. There is a deep peace that God supplies during those times and it is so great that people who have been in that spot desire to be there again. The difficult thing is that one can only get there by going through unimaginable pain and misery. Linda wrote about a time when she was attending a Bible study and another woman was in remission from cancer and how she (Linda) had a brief period of jealousy. She was so open and honest about her thoughts and feelings and many of us know exactly what it feels like to be in that situation. David wrote about praying that his son, Ian, would live and working though thoughts and feeling when Ian died. He wrote about God's sovereignty and how we struggle with why God allows evil in our world. They wrote about joy and so much more. I'm so thankful for this book. It touched my heart.

*I received this book free from NavPress as part of their Blogging 4 Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
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