Sunday, August 19, 2012

Book Review: Making Sense When Life Doesn't

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More about the book:

Beloved author Cecil Murphey empowers readers to discover the good in every situation and to make life better because of adversities.

Sometimes life gets messy. It’s cluttered with too many demands. Companies downsize. Love relationships end. Trauma hits. When chaos erupts, every person has a choice to make—to decide whether it’s the worst time of life, to find comfort in the way things used to be, to move on because change is forced, and then resent everything that happens, or to say, “This can be the best time of my life. I can try the things I wanted to do but never did.”

In Making Sense When Life Doesn’t, Cecil Murphey’s compelling stories, hope-filled insights, and gentle encouragement move readers with messy lives to the stunning realization that life won’t ever be perfect, but it can be good…even exciting!

Meet Cecil Murphey:

Cecil Murphey has written or co-written more than 125 books, including the bestsellers 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.

Murphey stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.

Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, he served as pastor of Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six. For more information, visit

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My Review:
Making Sense When Life Doesn't was a great book about trying to take our situations in life and, well, make sense of them or at least try to stop worrying or stressing out about them.  Sometimes we can change our situations and sometimes everything seems out of our own control. 

Cecil's point in his book is that all situations can be learned from and seen as a valuable lesson.  We don't usually want the lesson at the time because they often bring about suffering and pain, but in the end we can hopefully see the reason we were in that situation and what we have gained from it. 

This book is a great read for anyone, because we all experience trials.  There is not a ton of "new" ideas in the book, but the way that Cecil writes is relatable and helpful.

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