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{July 4, 2011}   Book Review for “When the Hurt Runs Deep”

(I started a new program where I review books and this is my first review for them.)

“When the Hurt Runs Deep”-Kay Arthur

234 pages(including the Study Guide and Practical Helps at the end)

This is NOT the type of book I would normally pick up and read. From the moment I started reading it, though, Kay Arthur’s words flowed smoothly as if a good friend was speaking directly to ME.

The topic of this book is one that is easily relatable to ALL people of ALL ages, whether Christian or not. We all have been through hard times when our pain or hurt has been deeply embedded within us and wondered Why? and How do we deal? This book answered those questions and more. I found the author’s points to be so well thought out and backed by scriptural references. It was refreshing to see such a different stance on the reasons why we go through hurt and how to deal with it. I had never seen some of the points she had brought out before and I have been raised in church all my life. I recommend this book to Christians who have ever suffered loss and pain. It really was a well put together book with tons of references to everything that was said and the author really seemed to genuinely care about her readers and what they may be going through.

At the back of her book, there is also an Individual/Small Group Study Guide that would be wonderful to use personally or for a Bible Study. The questions enclosed there are not the same ones as throughout the book so that after finishing the book, you could then do the Study Guide and gain even more perspective on this topic. There are also practical helps in the Appendix to use as a bookmark for what to do while you are currently going through a deep hurt.

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

My rating out of 5 stars: 3.5

nrhatch says:

Sounds like a resource for Christians.
It doesn’t appeal to me at all.
I don’t look to the Bible for answers . . . I look within.

Enjoy your new “gig.” 😀

It is and that’s perfectly fine by me whether you look to the Bible or not. I am fine with everyone practicing whatever religion or spirituality, etc. they choose…Everyone is different and we all look toward different sources for answers; I’m not going to judge you or anyone else on what you believe. It’s not my place to do so. As long as I can get along with a person on the basic fundamentals of love and respect, then it doesn’t matter to me what their beliefs are.
I was referred to “Blogging for Books” by Elizabeth of Mirth and Motivation actually because she saw how much I love to read

eof737 says:

Good job Sharon. I have a new book that needs to be reviewed from the same group. Thanks for the reminder. 😉

You’re welcome!
I tried the best I could….I don’t think I’m the best at reviewing books but I love to read and I love having the chance to read new books. The next one coming is a fantasy type book that sounded interesting called “Dragonspell”. More of the type of book that I like to read…

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