I think it is something religious people might enjoy but it does not do much for the rest. This is the secret to surviving when life falls apart – just Jesus. the overwhelming goodness of God, is that life here on earth is hard. Don’t be so quick to run from the pain and escape it…. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. 20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Preschooler, My Weight, Revisited – Or What I Want to Gain This Year, “Sometimes to get your life back, you have to While I gained healing from this book, being over a year away from our pain and massive disappointment this book was more of a confirmation that God is working in me to bring about something very good in the future. 8,587 global ratings | 1,196 global reviews, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2019. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Setting forth her reasons for writing the book in a recent interview, Lysa explained that ​“we have this feeling that things should be better than they are. I am very grateful that she allow God to use her to write this and was unashamed to Express the raw emotions, turmoil, uncertainty and insecurities we go through and feel as Christian women sometimes. The author is also very funny and I found myself laughing many times as she is very down to earth and real. His goodness. The heart of Lysa’s teaching in her latest book, aside from To teach and disciple women individually and in large and small groups…. Thanks! You feel like you have a trusted friend beside you, helping you, commiserating with you, and encouraging you. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Lysa writes to the reader like a personal conversation. This book looks at her life in the midst of heartache and looking to where God is in her life. Your membership number is a 6-digit number that you can find your membership number at the top right hand corner of any correspondence we have sent to you, or at the bottom of an email you have received from us. It’s all good. I also signed up for the small group portion again! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. She wrote about many of those challenges and how her faith had grown despite it all or because of it all in Uninvited. I was met with teary eye’d messages of thank you… how do I get more… you have no idea what I am struggling with right now!!! This post contains affiliate links. She takes a deeply personal turn in “ It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered,” revealing her deepest hurts — particularly her unstable marriage and her fight against breast cancer. but it did however tie all back in very nicely. This post contains affiliate links. Having The author is highly skilled in teaching with stories! She says: ​“I think so many of us are especially disappointed, but we aren’t talking about it…we just don’t know how to process our disappointments, especially not at Bible study or Sunday church. (are you starting to think of the ‘if you give a mouse a cookie deal? I’m prepping a Top 10 Books of 2018 post, and you can subscribe in the pink box to stay informed! and tortured for their faith, I must ultimately trust in the goodness of God – Lysa is so personable & she is so down to earth with her writing style. ( Log Out /  This post contains affiliate links. People should be better than they are, circumstances should be better than they are…relationships should be better than they are”. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2020. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way does not make comfortable reading but has much to offer Christians whose circumstances fall far short of the perfection that we would like to enjoy. prosperous countries in all of history. I have learnt a lot from this book and it’s supported my healing in this area. But I do know as long as I follow Him I can’t go wrong. It’s not supposed to be this way, and it won’t always be I believe this book and the tools that you have been provided with can assist you to grow closer to God and to continue and endure the rest of the journey that lies ahead. She writes in a way that connects with the reader (in my experience) have already recommended this book to others! Most especially, the last week. (page 45), “God wants us transformed, but Satan wants us Excellent read, Lysa is a fantastic author, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2019. With that completely biased recommendation out of the way, The whole time I am going through both studies I am floored that they are delving into the same verses and sinking the whole thing into my brain as if it’s a 3-D puzzle that I will never forget how to put it together in case I need to assemble it again for later use. I was beating myself up over how I reacted to things and how I shut myself off from some things and through the book I learned I was right on the money. I got in!!! Just like That was the right thing to do. She has written eight books, including The Best Yes and Uninvited. I’ve read over 100 books this year, and this book definitely makes my top ten, and it might even crack the top three. I love the fact she put all the scriptures in the back of the book by chapter for us to gleam from. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. We will never make your personal data available for marketing purposes to external individuals or organisations. My one massive take away…. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. I love that it comes from real life experience. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. I do know that if she keeps focused on God.. that He will turn her present circumstances into a beautiful work of art for her to one day look back on and say…. Absolutely fantastic book to study for woman of all ages and stages of life. I have returned them but there was no explanation. When life is upside-down, when you are hurting, when you fear what the future might hold, there are only two choices you face. I just adore people who are transparent, vaunerable, and can make you laugh. I say this as I mentally calculate how long it would take for me to get out of the house and to her place… and look at the pot on the stove with the broody girl I just put on. IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY. It feels like it is talking directly to me. Fantastic read for discovering strategies to cope with seasons of disappointment. When they are old… and gray… Together. Those who are struggling with disappointment. pretense of religion or faith while pursuing fulfillment in one relationship Graham Hedges is secretary of Christians in Library and Information Services and … This new twist on her story, told in Lysa’s own humble way, I told myself the next time it snowed I would go drive in it… well.. here you go… little steps my friends…. All are…. I am either held in the Everlasting Arms or I’m at the mercy of chance…I have to trust Him or deny Him.” (Elisabeth Elliott, Suffering Is Never for Nothing). Even if people thought I was a ‘crazy Christian’. face the death of what you thought your life would look like.” (page 2), “If our souls never ached with disappointments Lysa's openness was so easy to relate with and spoke directly to my heart and circumstances in some instances. I never have time to read the same book twice because I always have another book that I am eager to get to once I’m done reading the current book. is this sin-damaged world. I retreated into the arms of my Father and allowed Him to refill me with His love! Book/Bible Study Review: It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst Remember last week when I told you about the bible study Job by Lisa Harper? The message that God is good even in the middle of the most trying of circumstances we face. People we Graham Hedges is secretary of Christians in Library and Information Services and a trustee of the Christian Book Promotion Trust. And I am praying right now she will be saying that to her man…. He wants I am very excited to read this book, however it's probably a knock off or misprint copy. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a commission! She captured exactly how I was feeling at point in the book. This is exactly what my soul has needed- it has soothed my heart after heartbreak. Keeping your data secure is very important to us. parties.’ Although I’m sure, in the midst of living through her story she had My friend suggested this book because she knows I am going though an "It's not supposed to be this way," time in my life. I can't imagine it is legal to do this or fair to the author! for the future. your life, get this book! Her metaphors of dust to clay and scriptures used to display are only something that can be inspired by the Holy Spirit. You will open in a new tab.Do you wish to continue? Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for It's Not Supposed to Be This Way at Amazon.com. She recalls some of the hurtful and thoughtless things that Christians have said to her during her times of suffering, but she acknowledges the support and encouragement that she has received from other believers. Thanks! All we need do is come to Him with our hurts and scars and needs. I was very disappointed and will be extremely cautious with further Amazon book purchases. Lysa cannot be accused of remaining quiet about her own difficulties. Circumstances are rarely what we would like them to be, and we have to find our way through the challenges that arise, Lysa recognises that many of her fellow Christians are suffering in a similar way but do not always feel able to talk about their experiences. Yep, it’s that good. The end of her book recalls the ending of the story of Job, whose fortunes were restored after his times of suffering. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. While calculating my return time for the appointment I can’t cancel that is …. Whatever you are facing, whatever I may face in the future, the truth is that God is good. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. If Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. lingers on God. And even if I do not know you very personally, I'm with you." Last March, I wrote a post about being fat, and how 2017 was going to be the year of victory in my battle with my weight…. Lysa writes from the heart. These cookies do not store any personal information. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2019. If you are looking for one more book to read this year, put It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way on your shortlist. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. people living in a sin-damaged world. I so appreciate her honesty and authenticity! Ladies, mommas, let's remember to look at all through Gods lens. And let me just say this.. if one is going to be swamped in life… it’s best to be swamped in the word of God. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. 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