(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