I am pretty sure that all of us know what it is like to have life knock us down flat on our faces. It is uncomfortable. It hurts—sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally. It’s crazy, but getting back up isn’t always easy. And sometimes we don’t get fully up, and find out later how much more healing we still need to experience.
I am generally a pretty positive person. I don’t find myself struggling with depression very often. But the past few years have had a lot of bumps and there have been a lot of bruises. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do with the pieces and the baggage that can collect with hard times and heartaches.
Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down addresses a huge variety of experiences and situations and offers simple, clear steps to help find the root cause, and to understand how to let go and let God stand us back up again.
I found that the the short chapters were really easy to assimilate. They are clearly divided into points and sub-points to make it easy to follow and to go back and re-read the particularly helpful parts.
Jeremy Kingsley writes practically. This isn’t a book full of hard to understand principles or vague (and thus often meaningless feeling) suggestions of how to deal with pain, failure or disappointment. Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down gets to the bottom of the issues and gives the tools that anyone could use to getting back on their feet. It addresses pain and how, if we allow God to turn bad things into good, getting up again can be some of the most strengthening and encouraging moments of our lives.
If you are struggling with life’s challenges right now, or you want to know how to help someone who has had some hard knocks recently, I think you’ll find Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down to be well worth your time. It is like a tool-shed and inspires hope and courage to take hold of the strength and grace that is found in Christ, to get up and find solutions and healing from the things that knock us down.
I was sent a copy of this book to read and review by Bethany House Publishers. The opinions expressed are mine.