Thursday, September 30, 2010
Zondervan (August 6, 2010) 96 pages
Description: (from Amazon)
Author Cheryl Ricker reaches into the depths of human suffering from the perspective of Christ speaking to the reader in soothing poetic words. This elegant gift book will reach the heart and soul of anyone facing difficult circumstances, leading them through their suffering into the arms of a faithful loving God. Each two-page spread includes a poem, as well as reflections written by Christian leaders, along with healing Scripture verses. An elegant foil-stamped fabric binding makes this the perfect gift.
A Friend in the Storm is just what I needed right now. When I first agreed to read this book, I anticipated it being for someone with a death of a loved one, a sick friend or relative, etc. I really didn’t think it would be a book for me at the time, but it turned into thinking it was written just for me.
I have really struggled lately with my pregnancy. I have EXTREME sickness!! I’ve turned my dream of having 3 kids into only wanting 2. I don’t have energy for anything, and I‘ve been really depressed about the whole thing! I can’t imagine going through this again, and my pregnancies have not been what women dream of when they picture being pregnant. (All you single ladies, it’s not like this for everyone!! I’ve heard way more great stories than bad). :)
Unfortunately, I haven’t relied on God like I should have, and this book has reminded me to do just that. I’ve always relied heavily on God, but recently I’ve drifted away from bearing my soul to Him. I have truly been blessed and I have to look past the bad to the blessing!!
A Friend in the Storm has lots of poems, Bible verses, and quotes. It would be a perfect gift for anyone and everyone, even yourself, because we all struggle at times. I don’t think there’s a person out there who hasn’t had some type of trial in their life. This book has been a blessing to me and I’m very grateful to have had the chance to read it!!
*I recieved this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.