Surrounded by God's Blue Sky

Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain

Christian - Living
117 Pages
Reviewed on 11/02/2022
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Author Biography

Susan Montgomery is an artist, author, and musician who embraces life’s challenges while nurturing her creativity. Despite dealing with chronic pain and medical issues, Susan finds solace and inspiration through her artistic pursuits, leaning on her faith, family, and sense of humor for support. Susan graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and lives in Bowling Green, Ohio with her tuxedo cat, Tracey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain by Susan Montgomery is a book of encouragement and healing. Having suffered from chronic pain since the early ‘70s, I found this book most delightful. The fact that it contains both affirmations and Scripture is strengthening. In addition, Susan understands the value of journaling, so at the end of each piece, she includes a prompt for the reader to keep a journal. Too often, people wait until the circumstances improve before starting the healing journey. Susan explains that you will never begin the trip if you wait for a more suitable time. Go ahead and plunge into the healing offered by Susan in this book. Knowing that living with chronic pain is challenging and demanding, Susan desires to encourage with the words of affirmation and the comfort of Scripture.

One key ingredient to journaling is to include gratitude, which is a powerful healer and can change how we view our circumstances. As you journal, concentrate on the good that is happening in your life and around you. God is always blessing us if we just take the time to notice. Even during Susan Montgomery’s pain, she motivates others in Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky. We, too, can encourage others through our suffering. Apart from being a creative writer, Susan is a talented artist. She includes her artwork in this book and encourages her readers to start creating art. You can create art from within even if you can’t draw a straight line. Allow Susan to motivate you and inspire you to encourage others.