Monday, March 4, 2019

Hope in the Hard Places: How to Survive When Your World Feels Out of Control by Sarah Beckman

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My Thoughts:
Hope in the Hard Places is an uplifting book with stories that help the reader see hope when everything seems lost. This book is a great resource for someone going through a difficult season in life. Whether you find yourself dealing with an illness, relationship issue, physical ailment, aging parent or anything else, the author gives hope through the scriptures. I received a complimentary copy of this book and review was not required. 

About the Author:
Sarah  BeckmanSarah Beckman grew up the youngest of 14 children. As a young girl, her family endured much trial and the community gathered around her family—or came alongside—to provide for them in a very dark time when her Dad was hospitalized and they lost their family home. After her parents divorced, she watched her Mom love others, even in the midst of raising a bucket full of children as a single mom. 

As an adult, Sarah experienced health trials of her own, which put her on the receiving end of help once again, as she faced bedrest and multiple back surgeries in just a few short years. During that time, Sarah also walked alongside three close family/friends who faced terminal illness. 

Through her experiences on both sides of the bed, Sarah recognized the need for better information about just how to serve others who were experiencing significant trials in their life, whether it was cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or any other life-altering circumstance. There were lots of short articles or blog posts, but she was unable to find a comprehensive resource about how to help others effectively. 

So she created one herself. Her own experience, coupled with interviews with over 50 people who faced all manner of trials, is woven together to create a guide like no other. Filled with practical advice, poignant stories, and loads of insight, you will never have to be uncertain about helping someone you care about when they're in need again. 

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