A new little volume released by Bethany House in 2016 should become required reading for any Christian going through hardships and times of pain, suffering, and confusion. “Finding God in the Hard Times: Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can’t See the Way” was written by Matt and Beth Redman, the songwriters of a life-changing worship piece entitled “Blessed Be Your Name”. Although small in size and less than 150 pages in length, this little book packs a punch that may forever alter your view of trusting God through hard times. Incorporating the lyrics of their beloved song into each chapter of the book, the Redmans point readers towards the trust and hope that is available to us all, even in a world of darkness.
After two heartfelt forewords by famous pastors Jack Hayford and Andy Hickford, the lyrics of “Blessed Be Your Name” are included for reference and inspiration. Accordingly, the names of the five chapters to follow incorporate lyrics of the song: My Heart Will Choose to Say, The Road Marked With Suffering, Though There’s Pain in the Offering, Turn It Back to Praise, and You Give and Take Away. Following these beautifully sincere chapters is an accompanying discussion guide, Bible references, and recommended reading suggestions. Without question, if you are experiencing difficult times in your life, or someone you love is, this book is certain to be a balm to the soul and hope for the heart. Don’t miss this incredible blessing.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”