The Beautiful Disappointment by Colin McCartneyThe Beautiful Disappointment by Colin McCartney

The Beautiful Disappointment

byColin McCartney

Paperback | August 15, 2007

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An award-winning book The Beautiful Disappointment recounts the true story of urban youth-worker and author Colin McCartney's personal struggles in dealing with the murder of one of his staff members, the death of a child in his youth program, followed by a long recovery from his own near-death experience in a paralyzing water accident in Hawaii. While Colin was recovering from this life-threatening accident in the critical care unit of Maui Memorial Hospital, he slowly realizes that trials are really "beautiful disappointments" God can use to purge us of all the false things we have allowed to disfigure who we truly are. Through this "refining by trials" Colin experiences the very real and intimate presence of God-a presence he suggests frees us deep in our souls to reconnect with who we truly are as God originally created us to be. In The Beautiful Disappointment, Colin McCartney shares not only each step of his encounters with disappointment but his conclusions that the many challenges life throws at us do not shape us-but, how we respond to these challenges does.

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Title:The Beautiful DisappointmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Castle Quay BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894860357

ISBN - 13:9781894860352

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