Monday, July 30, 2012

When The Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur

There are times in our lives when shock and grief wash over us, drawing us into such darkness that we despair of ever seeing the light of hope again. That is when the hurt runs deep. (paraphrased from the first chapter of the book)

Kay talks about various kinds of hurt and grief and pain, addressing questions like “Why would God allow this?” and “Is there a purpose in this suffering?” and “Will the hurt ever go away?”. She gives examples from different stories, including her own. She explains how hurts aren’t meant to separate you from God and His love, but to draw you to Himself.

I think this book could be very helpful to someone experiencing hurt and grief. I do not agree with some of her theology, so that detracted somewhat from the usefulness of the book in my opinion. I like that a study guide and prayer and meditation journal are included in the back.

This book was given to me free by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group through the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for an honest review.

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