Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Litfuse Review:Get Back Up by:Sheryl Giesbrecht



About the Book:
Did you know it is possible to survive a freefall from the Willis Tower in Chicago or a skydive with a failed parachute? It will hurt, and it will take some time to heal, but it is possible. Our lives can be a lot like that freefall, but we can survive whatever challenges God puts in front of us if we just get back up. In Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down (Wheatmark/March 2013), Sheryl Giesbrecht shares her personal story of triumph over tragedy to help readers understand they can not only survive their adversities, but thrive. 

As much as we would like it to be, life is not always easy or fair for Christ followers. Giesbrecht learned this truth firsthand but also discovered that from the depths of past pain, it is possible to be raised up. It is possible to exchange hurt for hope. Trusting God in the midst of a life turned upside down is essential for survival, and climbing out of the pits of despair would be impossible without Him. God is capable of taking our losses and mistakes and turning them into something remarkably beautiful if we just let Him.

Much like a physical fall, readers will learn that it's not how a person falls that matters, but how they land. By preparing for landing-how we respond when we fall-we'll be better equipped not only to survive our fall, but thrive once we get back up. Giesbrecht also encourages readers to find opportunities to forgive in both good and bad times. With honesty and transparency, readers will learn from Giesbrecht's experiences what it takes to trust in God, no matter what life may bring.
 
About the Author:
"Exchanging hurt for hope," is Sheryl Giesbrecht's focus. 

She loves to share how God rearranges loss, bitterness, and mistakes; and turns them into something remarkably beautiful.  

Learn more about Sheryl at her website.

My Review:
Through Sheryl Giesbrecht's experiences she has turned them around for God's good. Hoping to renew or enlighten us to the fact that God can take things and events in our lives, things that seem otherwise impossible and turn them around to glorify Him. Our ever present Father in our times of trouble only wants what is best for us. Not by just our imagination but by His Almighty power revealed, shows us that it will be far above what we could ever imagine or bring forth on our own.

 Through the authors past experiences she was able to have a God moment and find Him and run to Him in insurmountable circumstances. She had enough faith to lean and learn completely on God when diagnosed with cancer even making jokes throughout the ordeal. No matter what life throws our way we MUST look onward and upward to our Saviour to find our way out of what seems to us to be unmovable.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Litfuse.