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Heartstone: A Journey out of the midnight of my soul Paperback – July 30, 2011
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I am a committed follower of Jesus Christ, a father, author, teacher, speaker and church leader on mission to help people live courageously from their hearts. God has changed my life in ways I can't describe. I am am no longer living for myself, I have been incredibly blessed, life is good, and I'm thankful that God cared enough to walk it out with me.
Founder of Heartstone Journey.
Author of 'Heartstone: A Journey out of the midnight of my soul.'
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Top Customer Reviews
Don't expect convenient excuses or easy answers in this book. For those who think that being a Christian somehow offers a protective shield from the pain of this world, this book offers a "think again" challenge. As Young writes, "Life is not an injury-free sport." We all suffer through storms in life. Young's storm is divorce. To his credit, he doesn't try to sugarcoat the causes or oversimplify the effects. Rather, he exposes the wound in his heart over and over, exposing the reader to his self-blame, his loneliness, his doubt and, eventually, his journey and exploration of faith and healing.
A grape cannot become wine without going through the winepress (and coming through the other side as something transformed and utterly different from when it began the process). Young's journey is no less transformative. A reader learns what it's like to journey through the midnight of Young's soul. Through Young's story, we learn that it's only through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ that one can be made whole again after the pain of a divorce.Read more ›
It was heartbreaking to read all of what Tim had to go through on his walk to find peace and purpose in his life. Congratulations and God Bless for finding that peace and turning it into positive support and guidance that can impact others on their own walk through life's struggles.
I'm already recommending it to others and will continue to do so. It's an inspiration that can help people stay positive during tough times, no matter how hard they get.
I am privileged to be very close to this journey and testimony. My son and I have walked and climbed the mountains together and at times a journey together.
I would highly recommend this book, because I feel it is not a personal experience but is applicable to many who may be walking a similar journey, it is quite possible at the end of reading this book you may find your answers and a closer relationship with God.
When Google+ first launched, many of us added each other with similar interests and discovered new tastes, books, websites, and so on. At some point, Tim announced the Kindle version of his book was free on Amazon for a day, so I grabbed it.
In Heartstone, the author shares personal gut wrenching stories related to his having gotten divorced and the way it shattered His world and the journey God brought him on through it all. It's particularly easy to follow along when he shares the details of his story, but sometimes when he shares certain poems I'm not sure I follow the train of thought completely. But otherwise, this book is rich with some very interesting and revelatory insights into "stones" in the Scripture God spoke to Him about. I don't want to spoil it or give it away, but I personally was more enthralled with the way he ties all his thoughts together with a common thread that weaves through all the chapters and makes the reader look at certain things in Scripture differently than before. For that, Tim has done an excellent job.
I also didn't read it very fast (which I normally do with almost any book), but each short chapter is rich with insight, especially the ones when he's taking time to dive into the Scriptures. I had to chew and process things. For me, that is a GOOD thing about any book.
I recommend getting this book, and saving it for when you really feel you are going through the ringer, as I'm sure the personal insights and experiences Tim shares in this book will be a huge source of comfort and peace for those who could use it in that light. Forget reading certain Psalms when you're feeling certain ways. Pick up this book and read it when you're going through a dark night of the soul.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tim Young is very transparent in sharing all that he went through in a very dark time of his life. His book became a devotional guide for me. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Tom Blubaugh
It is so refreshing to read a book with such transparency
Wow - eye opening filled with much truth and wisdom
Learn to walk with grace, wisdom, and such transparency to... Read more
"Heartstone" is a must read book for all Christians. Do you ever wonder why we, as Christians, suffer pain and heartache? Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by SRMyers
This book is more than just an inspirational story, it's a compass helping you navigate your own life road. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by ACR
Im about a quarter of the way in. This far in I am past the point of no return and have to finish this book! Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by Lee Jackson
Thank you Tim for taking the time to share your story and advice. I have learned many lessons and approaches to life from this book that i can use with family, friends and... Read morePublished on October 8, 2011 by Scott Feffer
Book Description: What story is your life telling? Is it a mess? Is it lonely and difficult? I don't want to presume to know what your situation may or may not be, but I can tell... Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Kevin Twombly