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That Was Then, This Is Now: This Broken Vessel Restored Paperback – May 27, 2008
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Why isn't that something we believe in our storm? We ask why me and question GOD's ability when we struggle or fail.
Paulette Harper presents us with a powerful message of praise as she opens her heart and bares her soul, exposing her insecurities, hurts and struggles. But also allowing us to come along on her journey of healing and faith.
Paulette shows us that even though we come to church and sing praises, shout, dance and pray, some often go home to continue the cycle of abuse, worthlessness, and self destruction. Even those who bring us the word aren't exempt.
But God's promise in Isaiah 10:27 (KJV): And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from thy neck and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
We have to remember, that if we turn ourselves and our problems to the Master they can be removed, stop trying to hold onto things, thinking we can fix or heal on our own.
You have to have the faith to endure the storm and know that your anointing, and your healing is on the way.
Thank you Paulette for using your experience as a stepping stone of faith that will no doubt be helpful for someone to know GOD on a more personal level.
My only disppointment with this book was that Paulette wasn't transparent enough. There were only a few references to the divorce and they were glossed over. I thought that we would see more of Paulette's heart but we didn't. Overall it was a great read that will stimulate faith in the reader.
This is a must read for everyone feeling as though they are wearing a mask of "all is well", yet feels anguish in their soul. Paulette Harper does an excellent job of showing us how to receive the abundant blessings of God.
Reviewed by Lisa Diane
Host of "The Rapturous Reader"
That Was Then, This Is Now
Review: Kathy Glanton
The introduction gives a good review of what you can expect from reading the book. I enjoyed it immensely, because I related to many of the same struggles as the author. A book will always capture my attention if I can personally relate to what it says.
When passages references sound doctrine, that makes it more credible and you continue to read until the end.
I actually could not put it down until I completed it, and I actually found myself sharing what I was reading with one of my co-workers as I read something. Especially if you are having a particular struggle that day, it reminded you GOD is in control and HE is for sure working things out!
My co-worker wants to read it, because she saw me so engrossed in it, especially on lunch breaks! I would definitely recommend purchasing this real life story!
October 2, 2009
She has an easy to read writing style and brings in scriptures from more than one version of the Bible to give the reader the light of scripture to brighten a place in life that may be dark. She has produced a book that has a lot to meditate on in a private devotional period or in a group study.
It is a very book for anyone who is in a time of testing or has come through a trial. She affirms the goodness of God both then and now and that is good all the time.
I loved the way she intertwined her story and tales from the Bible, this was an eye-opening account where Ms. Harper has bared her soul for all to experience in her pain, sorrow and re-birth. I recommend That Was Then, This is Now to readers of Christian fiction as well as people who feel like they are lost with no one to help them.
Reviewed by: Cheryl Hayes