The Blessing of Adversity: Finding Your God-Given Purpose in Life's Troubles
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
, 2011 - Religion
- 242 pages
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.