The Resource A beautiful disaster : finding hope in the midst of brokenness, Marlena Graves, (electronic resource)

A beautiful disaster : finding hope in the midst of brokenness, Marlena Graves, (electronic resource)

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A beautiful disaster : finding hope in the midst of brokenness
Title
A beautiful disaster
Title remainder
finding hope in the midst of brokenness
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Marlena Graves
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Language
eng
Summary
Interweaving biblical insights and personal narratives, this eloquently written book shows how God often uses suffering and desert experiences to form us into Christ's image. Marlena Graves shares her experiences of growing up poor in a house plagued by mental illness as a means to explore the forces God uses to shape us into beautiful people in the midst of brokenness. This book offers a window into suffering through the motif of desert spirituality, revealing how God can use our painful experiences to show himself faithful. While no one welcomes suffering, God often uses desert experiences--those we initially despise and wouldn't wish on anyone--to transform us into beautiful souls who better resemble Jesus. Graves shows how God can bring life out of circumstances reeking of death and destruction, whether those circumstances are crises or daily doses of quiet desperation. Readers who have experienced suffering and question God's purpose for it will benefit from this book, as will counselors, pastors, professors, and mentors. It includes a foreword by John Ortberg and Laura Ortberg Turner
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10320584
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1978-
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Graves, Marlena
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248.8/6
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Suffering
  • Wilderness (Theology)
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adult
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finding hope in the midst of brokenness
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A beautiful disaster : finding hope in the midst of brokenness, Marlena Graves, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11477082
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781441246455
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11477082
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A beautiful disaster : finding hope in the midst of brokenness, Marlena Graves, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11477082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781441246455
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11477082
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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