About the Book

New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.

What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?

Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.

Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:

  • Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process - unmet expectations and other painful situations.
  • Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.
  • Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.
  • Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.
  • Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

About the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.

About the Reviews

This book was what I hoped Uninvited would be. While that was tame and I kept thinking ... a friend at a PTO meeting rejects you... that isn't true rejection, come on now, Lysa... that book didn't hit the spot.

THIS BOOK DID.

It was raw without being jaded, real without being cynical, heartbreaking without being hopeless, and Exactly what you can relate to if you have, quoting Lysa, "licked the floor of hell."

If you've "licked the floor of hell" then Uninvited is like a band aid on an amputated leg.

THIS BOOK is not.

It's like Streams In The Desert... one of the few Christian books that does not minimize pain in an effort to maximize God. It is both validating of where you're at (or where you've been) while always pointing to Jesus.

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I am very picky about the female authors for Christian non-fiction. I much prefer Frangipane, Tozer, etc.. I am a huge fan of Terkeurst however! She is open, raw, funny, but really knows the word of God and manages to hit you in those deep places that you think someone just does not understand what you are going through.

She does understand.

She has been there and is willing to share it all. I cannot recommend this book enough and even bought 3 more to give as gifts to those it will help, as it is helping me during a difficult season of my life.

There is never a dull moment in Lysa's books, this is no exception. No pretention, no author distance, reading it is like sitting down and having a cup of coffee and talking to her.

Wherever you are in your life, no matter how deep the rabbit hole goes with your problems, she finds you there with her poignant honesty and you won't be the same after.

Thank you Lysa for your openness and vulnerability in this book!

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Friends, if you are experiencing a season of long suffering, a season where you’re broken to the point where you feel like your heart is dust and nothing can make it whole again, where you’ve been rejected and feel hopeless and alone, where you cry to Abba but think He’s not hearing or listening, PLEASE, read this book!!! I can not recommend it enough!!! Lysa Terkheurst truly hit a home run with this one!

Product Info

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 13, 2018)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 273 customer reviews

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