Gift-Wrapped Lessons of Life: For Days When Life Is Not the Way You Think It's Supposed to Be

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AuthorHouse, Mar 16, 2005 - Self-Help - 276 pages

            Within all of us, there is a passion to find what it takes to have happiness in life. But life is full of surprises, contradictions and disappointments that don’t fit neatly into the way we think it’s “supposed to be.” Instead of experiencing the happily-ever-after version of life, some people find struggles that result in unanticipated, unwanted outcomes. How can we cope with hurts, dismay, fears and injustices we believe are not supposed to be?

Relating profound lessons woven through anecdotes of happiness and misfortune; family, military and career life; illness and death; as well as ordinary surroundings on ordinary days, the authors of Gift-wrapped Lessons of Life share truths they learned about the way things are “supposed to be.”

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About the author (2005)

Roy Sassaman served as pastor at four churches from 1969-2000 and as a hospice chaplain. His cross-denominational ministry began by founding The Joshua Ministries, where he was guest minister at 21 churches in 14 cities and conducted seminars. Since retiring, he works in the ALPHA Program and teaches an adult Sunday School class. Roy is an alumnus of Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois).

Kathleen Sassaman Goolsby taught a women’s Bible class. A freelance writer, she authored “Critical Requirements for Building and Sustaining a Successful Outsourcing Relationship,” a chapter in The Handbook of Outsourcing (Gower Publishing, 2005) and hundreds of magazine articles. Kathleen holds a B.A. (English) from Friends University (Wichita, Kansas) and completed graduate courses at the University of Arkansas.

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