There’s nothing wrong with expectations in and of themselves. And it’s easy to see, when digging around in the soil of our hearts, that we have all kinds of thoughts and plans for our lives. All well and good. Expectations aren’t the problem. But when we come face to face with thwarted plans, dismantled hopes, and unanswered prayers, what then? Will we respond with gentle faith and trusting submission to God’s unfolding plans for our lives? Or will bitterness, anger, self-pity, fear, or depression emerge from the miry clay of unbelief?
This book is written for Christians who suffer knowingly or unknowingly from the heavy burdens of memory. These burdens, like bitterness or shame, afflict you with seemingly endless reverberations in your thoughts. Do you ever wonder if the vicious cycle will ever end? Will the repeating loops ever be broken? Perhaps you are like me and did not recognize the influence of memory in these unrelenting miseries. This book examines memory through the prism of the gospel to find hope in the midst of misery. Through God’s redemptive plan, memory transforms from a millstone to a milestone. God removes the burdens of memory and enlivens hope in His redemption.
Thanks to Nate Brooks at the Biblical Counseling Coalition for this review of Christine Chappell’s Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. “Christine Chappell’s Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder addresses a topic that is inescapably personal. Mental disorders are not an “out there” topic, distant from people’s lives, but an “in here” topic that is woven through a person’s own perception of reality. Whatever we may think of the term “mental disorder,” we must first start by recognizing that it speaks to a person’s experience of themselves and others and that deep suffering is taking place.” “Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder is a small little book, but it’s packed with hope. Chappell is […]
Just in time for Christmas, God With Us: A Journey Home has arrived from the printer. Transform your children’s experience of life in this sad, wonderful world as they journey home to God by following Scripture’s epic story. With beautiful illustrations, God With Us is sure to capture your children’s imaginations with beauty and truth. Order now and choose Priority Mail or UPS shipping to get it in time for Christmas!
In this video, Author Jeremy Pierre talks about how God With Us explores the question “What if you could see your life through a different set of eyes? — by telling the story of the Bible through the eyes of two angels as they watch the story unfold. The hardcover edition of God With Us is coming late fall 2021. Digital editions are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Learn more and pre-order here.
In this video, author Jeremy Pierre talks about how “God With Us: A Journey Home” teaches children about the reality of living in this fallen world — about the things that are wrong inside of us (sin), the things that are wrong outside of us (suffering), and the hope and comfort from God in Jesus Christ. The hardcover edition of God With Us is coming late fall 2021. Digital editions are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Learn more and pre-order here.
Author Christine Chappell was featured on Jen Oshman’s ‘All Things’ podcast, discussing her new LifeLine Mini-book Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. Listen in to hear Christine show how the Scriptures provide truths about our personhood, purpose, and potential for making God-glorifying progress during the challenging post-diagnosis journey. Listen here. Buy the mini-book here.
Thanks to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) for featuring Paul Tautges on their podcast, discussing his book When Disability Hits Home. With contributions from Joni Eareckson Tada, When Disability Hits Home addresses the questions of how the suffering of disability fits within the framework of God’s good work, and how it fits within the framework of the gospel. Listen here. Buy the book here.