When the Hurt Runs Deep

Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments

Christian - Devotion/Study
288 Pages
Reviewed on 03/01/2012
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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this? How can God actually let this happen to me? Will the pain ever go away? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? I know I have done so many times during my life. Kay Arthur answers these questions and many more in her book "When the Hurt Runs Deep." Just a few chapters for a teaser are: It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Way; You Don't Suffer Along; and Is There Purpose in Your Pain and A Time for Anger? You will be amazed at the awesome information in this book on pain and hurt.

One thing I appreciate about Kay Authur's books is that she lets her readers know that she is not exempt from the deep hurt she teaches others about. In this book, Kay very honestly tells of her devastating divorce, leaving her with two small boys and wanting desperately for someone to love her unconditionally. She allows the reader to see her pain, the way she feels about God at the time, and the mistakes she made in trying to find that unconditional love. Knowing that the author has faced the things she teaches about makes the study more enjoyable and believable. She has been where you are now, and can help you get through your difficult time through her books and studies. I have been through many of Kay Authur's books and studies in small groups and Sunday school classes and they are awesome. I look forward to using this book in a study as well.

I highly recommend this book for your individual Bible study or studies for small groups or Sunday school classes. I assure you, Kay Authur is one you will grow to love, respect and adore, if you don't already!