- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Howard Books (July 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476716986
- ISBN-13: 978-1476716985
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,529,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Way Back from Loss: Reassembling the Pieces of a Broken Life Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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“If you are struggling with loss, Wayne Hastings has written a book for you. Whether the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the loss of hope, you will find a fountain of practical wisdom in his words.” (Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler’s Gift)
“The Way Back from Loss is not a band aid; it’s a healing ointment delivered in perfectly measured doses. As only someone personally familiar with loss can, Wayne offers words of encouragement and hope while gently reminding readers to keep their eyes fixed upon Jesus.” (Teasi Cannon, author of My Big Bottom Blessing)
“Loss leaves us without an anchor. The emotional waves are relentless, leaving us to feel stranded and out of control. Wayne Hastings understands this with deep sensitivity and he guides us back from loss with gentle reminders of God's faithfulness. The Way Back from Loss is a patient companion on a difficult journey to the restoration of our faith and hope.” (Jenni Catron, author of Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence)
About the Author
Wayne Hastings, a sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, delivers timely and critical messages in business and ministry today. Through exhaustive research and years of hands-on experience, Wayne illuminates timeless principles necessary for inspiring personal development, leadership, team building, and organizational development. As a speaker and trainer, Wayne shares powerful alternatives to today’s business tactics by offering simple yet paradigm-shifting ideas for leaders and organizations across a wide range of industries. A respected business leader for more than thirty years, Wayne has firsthand experience in areas such as publishing, marketing, retail, and wholesale distribution.
Wayne is currently Resource Pastor for Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, TN and President of the Wayne Hastings Company, LLC a publishing and marketing con-sulting firm. He and his wife Pam live in Franklin, TN.
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Hastings provides folks with everything they require to address their losses, whether they are of the relational, financial, vocational, physical, emotional or spiritual type. He has divided this work into five sections: 1) finding peace in the storm; 2) trusting God; 3) throwing off hindrances; 4) choosing growth and hope; and 5) learning to walk again. Each of these 60 devotionals includes pithy, powerful quotations by past and present personages. Bible verses that hone in on the topic discussed are followed by essays that bring to life through vivid storytelling the specific lesson topic. Closing out each devotional is a brief Insight that capsulates the message; a short Prayer that condenses the heart’s cry for help; and Life Choices, which include Bible readings to study, some pertinent takeaway questions, and a challenge to get active in applying what has been shared.
Under each section heading, readers will find numerous and very specific subjects to read through and slowly digest in their quest for healing from loss. Especially helpful is Hastings’s section on Throwing Off Hindrances, where he writes on the most common ways folks slip up (and fall back) during their healing process. First, he addresses power stealers; don’t look ahead: needless worry; tears on the carpet; standing firmly; don’t look back: needless blame; trapped in the wilderness; the pain of regret; the complaining heart; the cloud of negative thinking; losing what binds; stuck in the middle; and leaning, not slumping.
As Hastings reminds his readers, loss comes in all shapes and sizes, and the healing process itself will very likely resemble the same. Everyone is different in the rate at which they heal; even the process through which they overcome their losses will be unique to them. Hastings is warm, witty, and intersperses his wise counsel with lots of stories from well-known biblical characters. He spotlights each one’s humanity --- the good, the bad and the ugly --- so that readers are reminded that everyone is the same on the inside.
From the first page to the final paragraph, Christ followers, as well as those not of any particular faith, will discover lasting value and abundant food for thought in this lovely devotional. Readers will find themselves returning time and again to the stories, verses and takeaway applications, and close the text feeling more grounded, peaceful and whole.
Reviewed by Michele Howe.
I received a free copy of this book from Howard Books. for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
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