About the book: Suffering is often a reality you don’t choose. However, you do have a choice in how to respond to it. In The Sweet Side of Suffering, M. Esther Lovejoy explores the character of God to help you find a response that can sweeten the bitter waters of suffering.
In an engaging way, she shares biblical truths and practical insights from her own experiences. She says, “In the brightness of good times we often miss some of the most wonderful and intimate details of God, but against the blackness of suffering we see pinpoints of light that we never noticed before.”
Through her message of hope and encouragement, M. Esther Lovejoy helps you gain a better understanding of God’s love and provision and reveals how you can taste the sweetness of His peace. Discover how you can follow the light of His Word even in the darkness of life’s most painful circumstances.
My Comments: This book piqued my interest because the author, Esther Lovejoy, has a similar background to mine. She was a pastor’s wife and involved in ministry for many years. This is where our similarity ends. Her husband was involved in life and game changing sin and her life completely changed. Although I have not experienced this, I find it happens way too often and I’m interested in how these people cope and continue to trust, love, and serve God. Mrs. Lovejoy is definitely a role model and has a lot to say for women who have suffered in this way, as well as to women who have suffered serious financial loss.
Actually, very often I get tired of the idea that Christians don’t suffer and that ALL things always work out for good in THIS life, because I don’t find that true. Life is hard. Period. Many of us suffer – either physically, emotionally, mentally, or all of the above. I for one find comfort in a book like this. It helps me discover who the complete God is — and that He can and does meet my needs, maybe not in the way I would choose, but always in the way that is best for me and causes me to be more like Him.
This book is easy to read and packed full of useful information.
Thank you Ms. Lovejoy, Discovery House Publishers, and NetGalley for this book. I received it free in exchange for my honest review which I have given. Love the cover!!