Drawing on his insightful sermon series, renowned pastor/teacher David Jeremiah shares the comfort and hope of the Psalms and how these truths can guide believers through life's greatest challenges. He includes inspiring real-life stories of people who have struggled with terminal illness, the loss of a child, or the imprisonment of a spouse. Jeremiah interweaves his own journal entries, revealing his battle with cancer and how the Psalms helped to sustain him during the fight of his life. When Your World Falls Apart is an invaluable source of help and encouragement for people facing major obstacles in life.
In this perceptive and deeply personal book, renowned pastor and teacher David Jeremiah draws from the beautiful poetry and deep truths of the Psalms-passages that gave him comfort and strength on his journey into the unknown.
Usually it’s only the “major” catastrophes—plane crashes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks—that make the news. And the most vividly remembered tragedies in recent history took place on 9/11/01. But there are thousands of other disasters that never make the news. They happen to us, our family, our friends. Death, bankruptcy, divorce, terminal illness—any of these tragedies (and many others) can leave people feeling devastated. When a person’s world falls apart, it seems like nothing can put it back together again. Mike MacIntosh, a pastor and police chaplain with specialized training in Critical Incident Stress Management, is specially qualified to help people in times of crisis. He has written this book to do just that. Drawing on over thirty years of pastoral and counseling experience, as well as some of the painful passages of his own life, Mike shows us the stages we go through during the course of any personal catastrophe. Then he helps us understand what needs to happen during each stage and gives us hope that we can survive our own disaster and move forward. As a member of a National Disaster Response Team, Mike was on call for the month of September, 2001 and spent several weeks ministering to rescue personnel at the site of the World Trade Center disaster. Thou...
This is the Study Guide/Workbook for Dr. David Jeremiah's book 'When Your World Falls Apart - Seeing Past the Pain of the Present'
Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
Add layoffs, foreclosures, and skyrocketing health-care costs to the inevitable crises of every life, and you have today’s landscape. Amid these challenges, even those who thought they had solid coping skills feel that their center cannot hold as things fall apart. In her first book in many years, bestselling author Daphne Rose Kingma takes us on a path of emotional and spiritual healing, with particular attention to the complex and frequently overwhelming circumstances of our lives right now. The perfect combination of empathic friend, sage counselor, savvy problem solver, and even gallows humorist, Kingma looks straight into the predicaments so many of us face. She then offers ten deceptively simple yet profoundly effective strategies for coping on practical, emotional, and spiritual levels.The devastating events cannot be changed, but after reading this book, you will be, having recovered a sense of equanimity, spirit, and strength. Whether you’re struggling with money issues, job loss, relationship problems, an unexpected health crisis, or all of the above, this book will light your path and heal your heart.
This title is an indispensable guide to understanding the effects of disasters for social workers and other disaster management professionals who care for survivors in these times of exceptional need. Like its predecessor, this updated edition uses a developmental framework to discuss the effects of disasters on children and adults across the entire life span, and their families and communities. Resiliency, risk, and recovery are emphasized through the discussions that guide communities in planning strategies for prevention and intervention. The text is accompanied by a CD with scenarios dealing with hurricanes, floods, a pandemic flu, and a toxic spill that will help the student turn theory into practice. The 'Tool Kit' contains a mix of surveys, participant pages for the workshops, a family readiness kit, a booklet on mental health responses to mass violence and terrorism, and a variety of checklists. 'Resources' lists useful Web sites related to the topics in each chapter. The fourth section, 'Hurricane Floyd,' shows segments from the documentary Hard Rain, which depicts several families' reactions to a devastating hurricane. NASW Press NASW Press, a division of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. We serve facult...
Giants plague today's church and while they may not wield spears and shields, they are fearsome, causing far too many of God's children to stumble in their walks. In Slaying the Giants in Your Life, Dr. David Jeremiah challenges us to stand valiantly against the giants that seek to terrorize today's believers. Dr. Jeremiah weaves gripping real-life stories of contemporary giant slayers who came face-to-face with their own Goliaths: temptation, doubt, procrastination, and jealousy. In each, you will discover afresh the eternal unwavering promise of God to overcome those giants.
When life falls apart, where is God? Does he care? Can he fix things? Does he really love us? In an uncertain world, people need to know that God is still in control, that he cares for us and even suffers with us, and that he has a plan that cannot be defeated.In his compassionate and caring style, Warren W. Wiersbe offers discouraged readers a positive treatment of suffering that reveals the Bible's authoritative and comforting answers to big questions. His faith-bolstering insight will show readers that, with God as their source of comfort, strength, and hope, they can weather the storms of life--and come out on top.
Tested in the real world of natural and technological disasters, as well as disasters of human design, this critically important new volume provides an unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage of the theory and research that must surround psychosocial intervention for children and families following disasters. Examined from cognitive and behavioral, family systems, and ecological perspectives, When Their World Falls Apart is a thought-provoking text that combines the international, cross-cultural, empirical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary expertise of four distinguished international authors. Many special activities throughout the book bridge the gap between cognitive and affective learning. Readers who seek to be educated before disaster strikes have 'struck gold' in this publication. It presents not only the content of our disaster knowledge in digestible form, but also stimulates critical thinking and application of the knowledge in a classroom or professional development setting. The Touching Reality and history-based vignettes make this a unique and intriguing teaching tool for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for professional audiences.Also available:Preserving and Strengthening Small Towns and Rural Communities - ISBN 087101310XCommunity Building: Rene...