Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Our True Calling
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Find freedom and healing from painful memories and relational struggles and learn how your past has uniquely prepared you to experience more joy.
Tragedy and pain inevitably touch our lives in some way. We long to feel whole, but more often than not, the way we’ve learned to deal with our wounds pushes us away from the very restoration we need most. Renowned psychologist Dr. Dan Allender and counselor and teacher Cathy Loerzel present a life-changing process of true connection and healing with ourselves, God, and others.
With a clear, biblically trustworthy method, Allender and Loerzel walk you through a journey of profound inner transformation–from the shame and hurt of old emotional wounds to true freedom and healing. Drawn from modern research and their pioneering work at The Allender Center, they will help you identify your core trauma in one of the three outcast archetypes–the widow, orphan, or stranger–and chart your path of growth into the God-given roles of priest, prophet, or leader. This book will help you learn:
- What to do about feeling out-of-place and directionless
- How your coping mechanisms create a false sense of health
- How to embrace your divine calling and find lasting reconciliation
- How your heart wounds are your unique invitation to true strength and purpose.
Your past pain does not dictate your life. Answer the call to healing and discover your life’s beautiful story and a future of hope and freedom.
From the Publisher
“Often, I wonder, ‘what is the point of this suffering?’
I don’t believe every heartache is a trial God uses to teach me something or that I need to find meaning in every event. But the larger question remains: ‘God, what are you up to?’
If we look at the trajectory of our life, God is intimately involved. It is not up to me to figure out how, when, and where, let alone why, but I need to look closely enough to see that my heartache is meant to be redeemed. God intends not only to heal me but also to use my suffering for my and your good.
Our book will help you better understand what you have suffered in small and significant losses and betrayals and how God intends to heal us to empower that trauma to bring goodness to your world. By entering the valley of heartache, my heart is more open to the wonder and glory of Jesus. To name the truth about life is a risky walk on the wild side, but when adversity and suffering are significant, it is the only path that gives us vista worth the journey.”
-Dr. Dan B. Allender
“If we are honest, we know that none of us have escaped heartache and trauma in this beautifully broken world.
The question then is how we heal in order not just to make it through, but truly thrive in the light of all that God would hope for us.
This book will help you understand how harm and heartache have come into your life and what you have done to protect yourself from it in both brilliant and heartbreaking ways. It will then usher you into the radically hopeful call to remember your name and join God in the redemptive arc of the gospel that is still alive and well and wooing us to be honest, repair that which has been shattered and join Jesus in breathing new life into this shattered world, starting with our own hearts.”
-Cathy Loerzel M.A.
Publisher:Zondervan (September 14, 2021)
Item Weight:14.7 ounces
Dimensions:6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches