The Blessing of Adversity: Finding Your God-given Purpose in Life's Troubles (Google eBook)

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Mar 21, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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Most people see trouble as something negative and seek to avoid it whenever possible. But what if itís those troubles that actually lead to greater blessing and purpose? In The Blessing of Adversity, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and the 62nd chaplain of the U.S. Senate distills the wisdom gained from thirty years as a counselor, theologian, and psychologist. Barry Black offers a blueprint for removing the sting of lifeís trials, showing us how to let God use our pain for his glory by blessing othersóand how that can actually help heal our own pain. Drawing on Scripture and his own experiences as a counselor and chaplain to some of the most powerful people in the world, Black teaches us how to deal with seasons of Godís apparent silence, offers techniques for staying encouraged in the middle of lifeís storms, and shows how to find advantages in adversity.
  

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Great book. Very inspiring

User Review  - afrancis1996 - Overstock.com

This book is a very good fried. Yup it does a great job in walking you through real life Examples and exercises that will allow the reader King strength when dealing with life's challenges. I have a ... Read full review

Great help and faith builder

User Review  - Glory - Christianbook.com

This is one of the best helps I have read. I particularly like the action summary at the end of each chapter. I will refer back to this many times in the future and have already recommended it to others Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
3
Final Word
237
Notes
239
About the Author
240
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Barry C. Black is the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He has earned doctorates in philosophy and ministry. Commissioned in 1976 as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Black retired after a nearly thirty-year military career, serving as Navy Chief of Chaplains in his last position.

Black is a popular lecturer and preacher in the U.S., England, and other parts of the world. He and his wife, Brenda, have three sons, Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford.

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