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Reasons for Hope in the Mosaic of Your Life Paperback – December 20, 2011
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"This book is such an amazing story of hope, and is a book that I would recommend to every Christian." (Matt Butler, NewSong)
"Carl Kerby's new book captures his heart for the lost and his sharp mind on critical issues facing our world. With humor, a quick wit, and solid scientific information, his story will inspire you and strengthen your faith." (Kirk Cameron)
"Carl’s journey and testimony provide encouragement and evidence of the power of God’s love. A fun read...packed with reasons for hope.” (Tim Wildmon, AFA)
Top Customer Reviews
Carl Kerby has allowed the reader to join him in looking at the broken pieces of his past life, and how God has worked a beautiful mosaic out of the rubble. The inscription just past the title page reads "To those who don't have hope and need to be given it & to those who do have hope and need to share it." What a fitting introduction to a book written to give hope to all of us through what God can accomplish in our messed up lives. The book is divided into three parts which each have subtitles of their own, but which I think of as 1. Why 2. The Past and 3. Now, How?
"Offering REASONS FOR HOPE in a Hopeless World" is the actual subtitle of part one. For those who have heard Carl speak, some of this will be review. In this section Carl shares some of the Biblical examples of physical things the nation of Israel used as reminders pointing them back to what God had done for them. (Such as Joshua chapter 4.) We are also reminded that Jesus wanted His disciples to be world changers and that to do this effectively we need to be able to "give basic answers for your faith." Carl plainly states his reason for writing: "I want to both challenge you and encourage you. I'm a fellow pilgrim on this journey of faith." Besides these exhortations, Carl answers many other `Why' questions with to-the-point answers.Read more ›
1 Peter 3:15
"In a mosaic, the artist arranges pieces of cut or broken stones or tiles to create a decorative pattern. We may struggle to grasp the overall design of a mosaic when we're looking at the individual peices up close, because what we see looks like a piece of junk, broken and useless. But when we step back far enough to view the entire mosaic, we get a new perspective, and we see the intricate beauty of the finished masterpiece. That enables us to grasp the original intent of the artist," explains Carl Kerby, author of Reasons For Hope In The Mosaic Of Your Life.
Carl is president and founder of Reasons for Hope, founded in 2011 as a response to a calling from God to proclaim the authority and authenticity of the Bible. He was previously a founding board member at Answers in Genesis for ten years and served there for over fifteen years. Before he worked as an air-traffic controller at O'Hare International Airport.
Kerby's love for Jesus fuels a passion to engage the minds and hearts of youth and adults so that they can know the truth of God's Word. He is a sought after speaker both in the United States and abroad. Yet his most cherished accomplishment is his 29 year marriage to his wife, Masami, and his roles as father to his children, Alisa and Carl Jr. and grandfather to Trey.Read more ›
This is what God had in mind for all those storms and trials in our lives. Those of us that weather through them can honestly say, we know what its like and we've been there and made it out the other side. Not only that, but here is what I personally learned by going through it. In the book, Reasons for Hope: In the Mosaic of Your Life by Carl Kerby, he shows people how we can get through life through sharing our trials with others. It helps show people what God's purpose is in our lives and how we can use that as a way to bring others to God. I received this book compliments of B & B Media Group for my honest opinion and think the author creates a fresh perspective on just how can witness to others through our personal pain. He shares his own struggles of being a son of professional wrestler and then trying to find his own way in life when so many doors seem to close. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion and find his stories very related to what we encounter in life.
"Life is not always picture-perfect, and sometimes it is difficult to see God's plan or purpose--especially during difficult times. Reasons for Hope: In the Mosaic of Your Life, by sought-after speaker Carl Kerby, researches the many aspects of faith that will encourage everyone looking for hope in today's troubling times.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It’s a wonderful story of how God uses the broken pieces in our lives to make a beautiful mosaic, giving hope for today as well as a wonderful future with Him. Read morePublished on May 29, 2014 by Carolyn
Carl Kirby is such a brilliant example how God breathes Eternal Life into a hopeless life. Touching the wick of one man's heart with the Flame of the Holy Spirit another man... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Pamela J. Kebrdle
This book helped me know more about the author and his conversion to belief in the only way for eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord who created this world.Published on November 5, 2013 by Gordon S Humphrey
I use "Reasons for Hope" constantly in encouraging small group leaders and others on how to have spiritual conversations in their own lives to boldly introduce others to Jesus. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by speedracer216
In the mid of all our life issues, it is difficult to continue to hold onto the hope of something better and it is even more difficult to share our christian testimony with others. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Miriam from Wheels Have Eyes
I really enjoyed reading Reasons for Hope. I found Carl's writing style easy to follow, clear and direct. One of my favorite parts of the book is found on pages 28 and 29. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by LaTawnia Kintz
Mosaics have been around for thousands of years. Artists arrange small pieces of cut or broken stone or tile to create a pattern. Close up, it is hard to grasp the design. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by Joan N.