Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rainbows for Rainy Days: A Devotional Review

About The Book:

40 short devotions on the different aspects of God's love in hard times

Catherine Campbell's experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.

Isaiah 40:31 says, that "those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." Campbell comments:
How often have you wakened in the morning knowing that the problem, or the pain, or the unpaid bill has not disappeared? We worry and fret ourselves into exhaustion. Yet God has promised us endurance.
The great eagle cannot reach the heights merely by its own strength. As it spreads its impressive wings the bird allows the wind to carry it to places no other bird can go. This kind of flying appears effortless because the eagle trusts in a power bigger than itself . . . the wind!
In this unique devotional, Catherine examines different aspects of God's love for those times when life gets hard. Perfect for anyone needing encouragement in difficult times, Rainbows for Rainy Days gently shows readers how to turn pain over to Him.

About The Author:

Catherine is a former nurse, and has written for the Nursing Standard as well as Women Alive, Parentwise and (currently) Rejoice Always. She is author of God Knows Your Name.

My Review:

Rainbows for Rainy Days is a wonderful little book that will be an encouragement to all those, men or women, who are dealing with trials in their lives. Each of the fourty devotionals are very easy to read, quick, but yet, so full of goodness. Each has a scripture reading, a short story and prayer that will challenge and encourage whomever is reading it, in whatever trial you are facing. God does not always calm the storms of life the way we hope He will, but He is always there with us through it, and it is resources like this one that is used by Him. Often when we are going through a trial, we don't always look to the One who we know will carry us, and yet that is the first place we should. This gem of a book will remind us of this and encourage us to look to Him, even when we don't feel like it. It will help you to heal and grow in Him, and to let go and Let God!

If you know someone dealing with a crisis, or even if you are yourself, this is definitely a book that is worth reading. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Rainbows for Rainy Days online through Kregel Publications

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Kregel Publications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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