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Hope Beyond Reason: Embraced by God's Presence in the Toughest of Times Paperback – September 1, 2008
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A praying church, a loving family, and the promises of a miracle working God all worked together to point David to the open door of hope that took him through the dark hours of chemotherapy, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, delirious fevers, infections, pneumonia, and a ruptured appendix.
Throughout his hospitalization David's faith encouraged hospital staff, other patients, and the members of his church. Seeing the miracles of healing in others, changed lives, and with the miracle of David has been called to a ministry of point other to the open door of hope offered by the Lord Jesus Christ.
I found the final chapter and the reunion with his individual family members tender and heartwarming. These emotion packed moments that reveal how having "dad" home affected each family member differently as they faced the prospect of losing their father.
Each chapter includes a section titled "My Personal Journal of Hope." Insights and probing questions included in these journals challenged me: to step our of my comfort zone, to develop a new dependence on Christ, and to make a difference in someone else's life.
"Hope Beyond Reason" is a positive testimony relating the story of Pastor Dave Hess and battle against death. David's writing is heart-wrenching and inspirational. David offers an open door of hope to everyone during their desperate hour of crisis.
God will speak into your life through this book. God is still God and He is still on the throne. Miracles happen and prayer works! Testimonies remind us that God is real, alive and loves His children. Pastor Hess' openness and writing style make you feel like you're sitting in front of him, listening to him recap everything for you personally.
Do yourself a favor, get this book and read it! God bless you as you do so!!
When we are faced with our own mortality, we cope in diverse ways. Dave Hess chose to make the Lord his strong fortress and believe that his fate and life were in the hands of the Great Physician. The prayer support he received from his family, his faithful wife, and his church, is certainly part of why he survived this deadly disease. His recovery from luekemia proves there is hope beyond reason.
This book is written in a format conducive to small group Bible study, with questions and discussion points after each chapter (there are 13 chapters).Read more ›
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Having been diagnosed with AML June 3 I feel Blessed to have found this book! It gave me hope.Published 14 months ago by tracy
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