It's Not Supposed to Be This Way : Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered - by Lysa TerKeurst (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 256

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christian Life

Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Language: English

Street Date: November 13, 2018
TCIN: 53768923
UPC: 9780718039851
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1669
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.



Book Synopsis



New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.

What do you do when God's timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?

Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness.

Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:

  • Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
  • Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.
  • Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.
  • Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.
  • Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
84% would recommend
13 recommendations

For those who believe in god

1 out of 5 stars
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LizMax07 - 9 months ago
Possibly better for a christian reader. :/
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Left more shattered?

1 out of 5 stars
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Jaymomma - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Wasn’t clear what so ever in the description that this had any affiliation with religion.
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A good read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jeremy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such a powerful book!
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If you think maybe, just DO IT!! Great read!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Moe - 2 years ago
Such a great book! I absolutely love how Lysa pens my heart on paper. I will never forget that God is the master potter, the artist, and I am the clay in his hands.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Michelle - 3 years ago
Two chapters in a love it already! Such quality content and love the way it’s laid out.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Mrslisasharp - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I am a huge fan of Lysa Teurkerst. This book is great for anyone looking for encouragement. It is a Christian based book and references the Bible. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling in their life.
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4boymomma - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is incredible. The concept of dust is so beautiful! Lysa is so relatable, genuine and raw!! A must read!!!
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A lived out message of Hope

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AlyssaG - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is inspirational on so many levels no matter what you’re facing in life. And helps guide and point your thoughts to Christ and keep your mind in peace in the middle of the storm.
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3 out of 5 stars
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Susan - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I returned this book, it was similar to another book I just read .
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
suegus - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
LOVE THIS BOOK!! Me and a few friends are making our way thru it ..... Lysa has SUCH a great perspective ..... she has left us with much to talk about and think over.
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4 out of 5 stars
Kledbetter - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
It came good and quick and it was in good condition
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5 out of 5 stars
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Renee - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Amazing book!! Totally enjoying it.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Jenn - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely love this book!!
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5 out of 5 stars
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rjm409 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great read! Meets you in so many areas no matter what you have going on in life
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KJ Fischer - 4 years ago
In her newest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa TerKeurst speaks directly to readers who have experienced an unexpected life situation. She provides sympathy, support and encouragement while examining how we can move through these moments by leaning on God. At the end of each chapter, TerKeurst offers things to remember, supporting Scripture, reflection questions and a prayer. I love that she continually returned to God's word throughout the book. She is very real and vulnerable, citing many examples from her own life. Her personal situation circles mainly around her husband's infidelity, making it a little challenging to apply to my own experiences, but I still found the information to be very helpful in processing a few things in my own life. I appreciate that she doesn't pretend this will solve our problems. She acknowledges that additional help may be needed, but provides a realistic level of hope throughout. I have read several of TerKeurst's books, and this is by far my favorite. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for insight as to how to move through a challenging time in their life. Regardless of how big or small, her ideas can be applied to just about anything that we are struggling with. I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher.
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