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The Cure for the Chronic Life: Overcoming the Hopelessness That Holds You Back Hardcover – October 1, 2010
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Beginning with seven worries and ending in seven wonders, the reader is walked through the CURE. Compassion teaches us to go beyond our own struggles to see the struggles of others. Understanding involves see our life as God sees our life. Response is about loving others just as God loved us. And Encouragement means becoming the blessing we have received in Christ.
The meat of the book is spent in devotionals that practically show the power of CURE. Forty days of devotionals mean ten each are spent discussing or portraying the concepts within CURE. Broken down into a Scripture reading, devotional (Discover), reflective questions (Deepen), practical suggestions (Deploy), and a final prayer (Discern), this book is just what the doctor ordered to cure the chronic life!
The devotions themselves are powerful stories that come from either Deanna or Shane's lives. Deanna Favre is a breast-cancer survivor, the President/CEO of Favre 4 Hope Foundation, and wife of legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre. Shane is a pastor who is HIV-positive due to a tainted blood transfusion. Both have been through the valley of the chronic life, but through the life-changing power of Christ, have overcome their hopelessness and now share that experience with you.
In the midst of hopelessness we are pointed toward Grace. And thus we come victorious. This is a great daily devotional that could also serve well as a Sunday School or small group discussion. Favre and Stanford remind us that whatever the problem, whatever the struggle, whatever the question, whatever the crisis - the answer lies in our relationship with God.
There was a story in the book about two men quarreling. One of their spouses said to call the other. "Someone has to act like Jesus."
Love Jesus and Love Like Jesus were two rules shared with a friend.
Loved the ending prayer in the book, condensed here: I want to be all you have created in me. Make me holy. Draw me close to your heart. I want to be whole and useful. I want to be yours. Give me Jesus and I am complete.
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Extra copies ordered for our weekly bible study. Thank you Amazon for your great deals on books! Highly recommend this book.Published on April 27, 2014 by Christian
This will touch those in need of the message. Simply awesome. A great message and plans to follow. My family recommends.Published on November 21, 2012 by G. Gray