Praying through Life’s Problems
Author: Stormie Omartian
Genre: Nonfiction, Christian Living, Women
Publisher: Integrity Publishers
Praying Through Life’s Problems urges you to take your suffering to the One who numbers the hairs on our heads and gives us our very life and breath. Offering transformational messages from Stormie Omartian, Joni Eareckson Tada, Leslie Vernick, Catherine Hart Weber, Dr. Joseph and Mary Ann Mayo, Linda S. Mintle, and Diane Langberg, this book will help you stay on course and stay connected to God when hard times come.
From praying through every situation that arises, to developing a healthy body image and working through both the wounds of the past and the fears of the future, this book offers page after page of gentle hope. Hope that will whisper God’s love to your soul as He calls you to an extraordinary trust in Him.
Praying Through Life’s Problems by Various
After going through a really rough patch in my life, I felt drawn to Jesus and went looking at a Christian thrift store for something but I didn’t know what. That’s where I found this book. I feel it was there just for me.
Each chapter has a different author and focuses on one type of problem from depression, life’s changes (mid-life), body image and eating disorders, sexual abuse as well as less specific ones like living beyond your circumstances, handling conflict and praying through life’s problems. The authors really seem to know their topic and speak from the heart.
The book switches from talk of praying or scripture to medical facts and statistics. I felt it could have done a little bit less medical facts as sometimes it felt more like I was reading a medical book. For example, there is a lot of information on depression in that chapter but I feel that by reading the chapter, I must have depression and therefore already know all about it. This only detracts from the book a little bit though as overall it’s still a great book that I’m glad I found.
After each chapter is a little author bio and some verses that inspire and are related to the topic. I recommend the book for anyone going through a really tough time, especially if one of them is one of the topics of the book.