Promises Promises

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AuthorHouse, Jul 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 116 pages
Promises, Promises relates the author's journey through life from a resistant teen to an accepting adult. Joy felt the Lord's call when she was only sixteen years old. She fought that call for al- most thirty years. She had a successful career in the United States Navy as a nurse, working her way up the ranks. Her personal life, however, was an unsatisfying bounce from bad marriage to bad relationship. At the peak of her success in civilian life, she began a downward spiral into a depression so deep, so impassable that she could only escape by answering that call she had ignored for all those years. Joy is now studying for the ministery and wants to share her story and her testimony in the hopes that she can inspire others to listen to the promises of God. "God told me to write a book. 'But God, I hate to write! Me? Write a book? I don't know the style, the method, the process, and I don't have the money.' Over the next few days when I read my Bible, God began to speak to me. He told me to keep it plain and do it." And "do it" Joy did. She let God show her the style, the method, and the process. She trusted Him to provide the money. This book is proof of her faith and His fulfillment of His promise. Joy's words flow from her heart, sometimes in straight testimony, sometimes in poetry, always in love and peace. Her name truly fits her. The cover was designed by Joy's friend, Elizabeth Sansom. Elizabeth is a retired teacher and full-time artist who has witnessed the transformation in Joy's life. This book will inspire you to reach greater heights in your spiritual walk with God. Promises Promises has the potential of challenging you into a greater level of faith. Dr. Michelle Corral, PhDFoundress & Executive Director, Breath of the Spirit Ministries Foundress, The Ecumenical Center for Theological Studies Aneheim, California Leaning and trusting in God is the only thing that can mend and fix broken promises. God wants us to be blessed. Malachi 3: 10 says: "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of host, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." Rev. Dr. Henry L. Smalls (PhD) Pastor, Gospel Missionary Baptist Church Harlem, New York Director, United Chaplain International WorldWide New York State

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About the author (2004)

A nurse by training, Joy has spent the last two decades of her life serving her country.  As a nurse, with a Masters Degree in Management, she specialized in educating hospital staff, Critical Care Management, Strategic Planning, Quality Management and Risk Management.  She served as Facilitator to the Board of Directors of the Naval Hospital Pensacola for four years.

After 17 years serving as a nurse in the US Navy, she is now a retired Naval Commander and is currently a student at Fuller Theological Seminary. 

In Promises Promises we follow the remarkable journey of a pastor’s prodigal daughter Joy Karanick, who strayed from God in her adolescence.  At age 18, she married an older man, finding out after a decade of marriage that he had more than one skeleton tucked away in his closet.  That marriage ended in annulment.  She then paired up with yet another man who would once again leave her yearning to be fulfilled.  Ultimately, Joy must lose all, in order to find all.  Through her trials and tribulations God transformed her from a spiritually wayward wanderer into an insightful and passionate minister of faith—but not without having been tested by fire first—as all gold must be tested for purity.

Karanick’s compelling story Promises Promises is truly an inspired work.  It will transform the lives of many.  You’ll learn about God’s changing power—and how He can turn defeat into utter victory.  This book is a wealth of wisdom of information—using God’s Word, His “talking Bible” to show us the way.  God’s powerful Spirit has touched Joy—revealing to her that only He can fill the void we, as humans, strive so frantically to fill ourselves.

But more than that, Joy Karanick, through this brilliant book, reveals to her readers how the practice of love, obedience, and studying Scripture serves as a daily answer to the problems that confront each of us.

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