Life as We Would Want It . . . Life as We Are Given It: The Beauty God Brings from Life's Upheavals (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 9, 2007 - Religion - 160 pages
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The terrain of Colorado forms a metaphor for life as acclaimed writer Ken Gire reflects upon the smooth, even terrain of eastern Colorado in contrast to the wild, uncertain, jagged terrain of western Colorado. The majestic, awe-inspiring mountains of western Colorado were born out of the most terrifying eruptions. And that is the unrelenting work of heaven, to make everything beautiful in its time. All of us would like life to be smooth with no upheavals. But the fact is that our lives are anything but. Our lives are full of upheaval, for that is life as we are given it. Gire looks at the beauty that is the result of these upheavals.

  

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User Review  - Susi - Goodreads

Exquisite beautifully crafted non-fiction writer who is honest caring and realistic. He puts on no religious airs but tells his innermost thoughts to make you realize you are not alone. Highly recommended-any book of his! Read full review

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User Review  - Allen Lim - Goodreads

An interesting take into the area of suffering. The author basically draws an analogy between the upheavals in life and the upheavals seen in our planet. While the analogy itself is interesting, for ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Terrifying Upheavals of Life
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27
The Weathering Grace of
63
The Continuing Landscape of Faith
107
Epilogue
141
Notes
150
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About the author (2007)

Ken Gire is the award-winning author of more than 20 books including The Divine Embrace and Intimate Moments with the Savior. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken is the founder of Reflective Living, a nonprofit ministry devoted to helping people learn how to slow down so they can experience life more deeply, especially life with God and other people. Ken is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Judy, live in Colorado.

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