Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grace For The Raging Storm

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KVJ)

Do you ever wonder what faith looks like? Hebrews 11:1 implies we can't see it; it's composed of hope and things that are not yet seen. However, we can see the evidence of faith, and that's exactly what readers of Grace For The Raging Storm will see---evidence that God gives grace for the storms of life.

In this amazing page-turner we see the horrific car accident Phyllis survived, the steps in her recovery, illustrations from her personal life and the encouragement of the rich Scriptures and comfort she experienced as God walked her through this tragedy.

A quick read of only 132 pages, each of the thirteen chapters in Grace For The Raging Storm are set in this soul-satisfying format:
  • A vignette of the accident and recovery
  • A "Grace Note" flashback to an incident in Phyllis's life that provided deep insight
  • A "Grace Gem" application of very meaningful Scriptures for suffering people, and how God's plan and purpose will unfold accordingly
Because the author knows first-hand the affect and distraction of grief and suffering, not a word is wasted and there is no bemoaning the past. Each chapter is short and valuable, only about five pages long. The font-size is rather large, and very easy to read. The quotes and pertinent Scriptures are well-organized and clearly displayed. Grace For The Raging Storm will be useful reading as both a devotional and a biography.

From the moment Phyllis asks her counsellor, "Is there a future for me?" the reader begins to understand courageous fear and how a victim becomes a victor. Through her grief, six surgeries, learning to walk again, facing her fears, moving to a new home and making a new beginning, Phyllis shows readers how God will help us learn to balance "the perfect world we all wish for and the reality that we are all accountable for." I call that evidence of things not seen, don't you?

I would hope this book sells out whenever Phyllis brings it to a speaking engagement. It's a wonderful vessel of hope and grace for widows and for those who face loss and long years of recovery.

Enter my Free Book Give-Away drawing this month by adding a comment to any July post here. If I draw your name on Aug. 2 you might have a chance at receiving this book. Or check out her website for more info


  1. What a joy knowing that the Lord loves widows and we are in his loving arms. Each thing I read on your blog reinforces that in my heart.

  2. I can't begin to imagine the level of grace and strength she needed to survive her deep grief while being physically broken as well. Praise the Lord for His mercy in bringing her through.
    Thank you!


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