Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Gospel in Hard Times Review

The Gospel in Hard Times, by Joni and Friends, is a faith-bolstering small group resource that illustrates how suffering is a catalyst that can deepen our understanding of God's plan and strengthen our faith in Christianity.
Through eight in-depth sessions, This resource points to Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, for answers to today's hard questions.
This study guide includes leader's notes, real-life stories for discussion, biblical application, suggested video clips, and action plans to demonstrate how Jesus identifies with our sorrow. This study guide invites readers to see that how we choose to react and manage hardship has life-altering potential.
In this small group resource, men and women can learn how the Christian church carries the burden of suffering, seeking gospel answers to questions such as, Why am I going through this? and Where is God when I need him?
The Gospel in Hard Times for Students explores how a loving faith community, one body with many parts, can not only meet our needs but also help us walk alongside others who are afflicted, disabled, and marginalized.

My thoughts: This study guide is excellent! I went through it on my own, which works just fine too, but I can imagine that it would be even more awesome to use it in a group, since the stories are wonderful and thought provoking. Together with scriptures, quotes, and different discussion points, this book is a wonderful study guide to use with young people to talk about hard things like why we go through difficult situations. I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from New Growth Press. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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