The Blessings of Brokenness: Why God Allows Us to Go Through Hard Times

Hardcover | September 1, 1997

byCharles Stanley

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Perhaps you've already experienced circumstances so shattering you may wonder today whether it's even possible to pick up the pieces. And maybe you can't. But God can -- and the good news is, he wants to reassemble the shards of your life into a wholeness that only the broken can know.

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In a day when there is so much emphasis on prosperity, success, and happiness, being broken is the last thing we want. But for those who want to follow God with all their heart, brokenness becomes a doorway to greater intimacy with God and a more powerful personal ministry.According to Dr.Charles Stanley, brokenness is the path to bles...

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Perhaps you've already experienced circumstances so shattering you may wonder today whether it's even possible to pick up the pieces. And maybe you can't. But God can -- and the good news is, he wants to reassemble the shards of your life into a wholeness that only the broken can know.

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Perhaps you've already experienced circumstances so shattering you may wonder today whether it's even possible to pick up the pieces. And maybe you can't. But God can -- and the good news is, he wants to reassemble the shards of your life into a wholeness that only the broken can know.

Dr. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA, where he has served for over 40 years. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than sixty books, including the top devotional Every Day in His Presence. Dr. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries. The “In Touch with Dr. Ch...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.38 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Zondervan

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310200261

ISBN - 13:9780310200260

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Table of Contents

1. Broken and Blessed?2. God Wants the Best for Us3. Why We Are Broken4. The Obstacles to Brokenness5. What Does It Mean to Be Made Whole?6. The Development of Spiritual Maturity7. The Process of Breaking8. Our Protest Against Brokenness9. Preparation to Bear Much Fruit10. The Promise of BlessingEpilogue: My Prayer for You

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In a day when there is so much emphasis on prosperity, success, and happiness, being broken is the last thing we want. But for those who want to follow God with all their heart, brokenness becomes a doorway to greater intimacy with God and a more powerful personal ministry.According to Dr.Charles Stanley, brokenness is the path to blessing. He says, "One thing I have discovered is that brokenness brings some of God's greatest blessings and periods of time when our lives are the most fruitful". Brokenness is God's way of dealing with our self-life, our desire for independence, and for control of our own life.Stanley says that God breaks us for two reasons: to help become spiritually mature and to prepare us for ministry. And when we allow God to have his way and embrace our brokenness, we discover a new sense of freedom and power.The Blessings Brokenness helps those who are hurting make sense of why God allows us to be broken. Based on one of Dr. Stanley's most requested sermon series, this attractively packaged book offers a new view of God's purpose in o

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'After sitting under Charles Stanley's teaching for more than 25 years, I can honestly say his series on brokenness has had a greater impact in my life than any series I have ever heard him preach.' -- James Reimann, Editor