Have you experienced the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce or even the loss of a dream? These losses can cause us so much grief and pain, but there is hope! The circumstances of grief are unique to each of us, but the need to apply God's gracious promises to each one of them is the same.
I recently read A Small Book for the Hurting Heart by Paul Tautges. This little book applies the healing balm of God’s Word to the wounds of our lives. This is where we find hope in the midst of grief.
In Tautges's book, you'll find 50 devotionals. Each brief devotional is filled with a message of hope, encouragement, and healing. He addresses the heart and faith struggles in the midst of our grief and dives deep into the issues of the heart as he presents comfort found in the character of God.
When no one understands what we are going through, Tautges reminds us Jesus knows. Jesus not only says, “I love you,” He says, “I love you, and I know. I know your hurts and losses. And I am here for you.” This is hope!
The pain that accompanies loss is not quick to subside. Therefore, read this small book slowly, one meditation a day. Each meditation ends with a suggested way to apply the Scriptural truth—I love that! You may find it helpful to keep a journal, as I did.
A Small Book for the Hurting Heart is for anyone who is experiencing the grief that accompanies any kind of loss. You're most likely thinking of someone who would benefit from this little book right now. Buy a copy for them, but keep a copy for yourself also for when sorrow and grief come to visit.
Grief may threaten to overtake us or destroy our joy. In this powerful devotional book, men and women will see Jesus Christ, the Man of Sorrows, who is well-acquainted with grief and sadness.
In fifty brief readings, your hurting heart will find spiritual help, encouragement, and healing as you experience the comfort of God.
“When we hurt and ask God ‘why?,’ we often are not looking for answers. Rather, our hearts are looking for comfort, encouragement, and Fatherly assurance that our world is not spinning out of control. In his new work, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart, my friend Paul Tautges points the reader to helpful insights from the best Answer of all, the Lord Jesus. Every page is filled with bite-sized wisdom from the Word of God, providing healing hope for every heart that hurts." —Joni Eareckson Tada
“Loss, grief, and sadness are common human experiences, and no less common in the Christian life. In seeking comfort, it can be extremely hard to find. That’s why I’m thankful for Paul Tautges’s new book, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart. In the course of fifty devotionals, Paul brings the hurting believer by the hand right into the pages of Scripture, and shows them where true comfort is to be found. He skillfully applies carefully selected verses to counsel the reader and ease their burden. I would encourage you to prayerfully give this book to those who are hurting, but keep a copy for yourself for when sorrows come.” —Nate Pickowicz
Read a sample of A Small Book for the Hurting Heart here.
Over the next couple of Tuesdays, we will be highlighting two other small books. So, be sure to check back next Tuesday as we highlight A Small Book for the Anxious Heart and the following Tuesday for A Small Book About a Big Problem.
This giveaway is for domestic addresses only. Sorry, at this time, we cannot ship outside the US.
If you've read A Small Book for the Hurting Heart by Paul Tautges, I'd love to know what you thought and how it impacted your life.
3/24/2020 01:07:27 pm
Thanks for stopping by, Boma. Good luck in the book giveaway!!!
3/24/2020 09:35:30 am
3/24/2020 01:10:09 pm
It is packed full of huge comfort, Bev. I love how you wrote that! I hope you and your family stay safe as well! :)
3/27/2020 08:18:00 am
Congratulations, Bev!!! You won the copy of "A Small Book for the Hurting Heart." Check your inbox for an email from InstaEncouragements!
3/24/2020 09:58:12 am
This sounds like a great resource. I have read the one on anger by Ed Welch -- very good as well.
3/24/2020 01:12:51 pm
It is a great resource, Barbara—great to have a few on hand for those "just in case" moments of life. I will be reviewing A Small Book About a Big Problem by Ed Welch in a couple of weeks.
3/24/2020 01:13:41 pm
It would be, Laurie! Maybe you'll win the giveaway copy! :)
3/24/2020 11:56:15 am
This sounds like an important book for these times we are in. Everyone's heart is hurting in some way or another right now. Thanks for sharing about this resource!
3/24/2020 01:15:27 pm
Yes, it is, Lisa! Next week's review of A Small Book for the Anxious Heart is an even better resource for these times.
3/24/2020 12:53:27 pm
So many are hurting and experiencing loss in this season--Thank you for resourcing us with true words of your own and a book we can pass on as needed!
3/24/2020 01:18:19 pm
It is for sure a season of hurt and anxiety. This, and next week's review, will be a great resource to give needed encouragement and comfort in these difficult times.
3/24/2020 02:23:11 pm
This book sounds like it would be the perfect encouragement for many. I love how it starts reminding us that God is near and ends with now go and comfort others.
3/24/2020 07:07:56 pm
Yes, Theresa, I thought that was perfect too! It's the two most important things when dealing with grief—knowing God is near and then comforting others as He has comforted us!
3/24/2020 03:08:42 pm
sometimes a small little volume is exactly what we need to get us through, Patsy ...
3/24/2020 07:10:19 pm
Yes, Linda, I like that it's small. It's packed with what we need to know and not intimidating like some great big book on dealing with grief. One thing I recall about my grief moments is that it becomes very difficult to concentrate. So, a brief devotional like this every morning is perfect!
3/24/2020 03:46:56 pm
This trio of books sound like something to keep on the shelf for 911 encouragement!
3/24/2020 07:11:07 pm
They are, Susan. I like that —> 911 encouragement! :)
3/24/2020 04:46:41 pm
Patsy, how wonderful to have a High Priest who truly knows what we feel and is here for us!
3/26/2020 02:28:54 pm
Yes, Debbie, it is wonderful!!!
3/24/2020 07:10:03 pm
This is a particularly difficult time for so many and an especially important time to be reminded of God's grace and protection. Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy. We are now hunkered down in our home with lost income and lots of time on our hands to worry, which is such wasted effort. I must remember that God will provide!!!
3/25/2020 09:35:59 am
It's always a good time to be reminded of, and remember, His grace and divine protection. Good luck with the drawing! :) You are so right about worry being such a wasted effort—but isn't it so easy for us to fall into that trap, especially with time on our hands like we have now? God is good. He WILL provide! And so many times He provides greater than we ever could have expected or imagined! Praying for His provision for you and your family, and so many others today!
3/24/2020 08:53:23 pm
Thank you for sharing this book! So many people are hurting right now and I know this will be such a valuable resource for many!
3/25/2020 09:37:14 am
It's a great resource, Diane! :) Thanks for stopping by. Good luck in the drawing!
3/25/2020 04:30:33 pm
This book sounds so great. I may need the anxious heart one even more!
3/25/2020 06:43:28 pm
Me and you too, Lauren!!! That's coming next week. :)
3/27/2020 04:46:12 pm
This is the focus for my reading this morning, Patsy! I read about Hagar running to the desert, only to find the God Who Sees coming to her rescue! I'm sure she was grieving and confused, feeling rejected and beaten down by Sarai there by that well. And I can so relate to her feelings on any given day! Thanks for giving us a taste of what this great book touches on! And the others look like great resources as well! I'm pinning this one to my Grief Resources board, my friend! Have a great weekend!
3/29/2020 02:54:34 pm
Thank you, Beth! I love the story of Hagar! Thanks for pinning!!!
3/29/2020 03:02:37 pm
It is, Mandy!
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