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Getting Through the Tough Stuff: It's Always Something!    by Charles R. Swindoll order for
Getting Through the Tough Stuff
by Charles R. Swindoll
Order:  USA  Can
W. Publishing Group, 2004 (2004)
Hardcover, Paperback, CD
* * *   Reviewed by Melissa Parcel

Telling us that 'Life and tough stuff go hand in hand', prolific author, pastor, and Biblical scholar Charles 'Chuck' Swindoll directs readers through a myriad of tough stuff, advising on how to find God in the midst of it all. When going through the difficulties and adversity of life, he tells us that it's important to know God's point of view in order to handle things well.

The difficult things discussed include: temptation, misunderstanding, anxiety, shame, doubt, divorce, remarriage, confrontation, pain, prejudice, hypocrisy, inadequacy, disqualification, and death. In each chapter, the author indicates verses and stories in the Bible where that particular issue occurs or is discussed. Personal anecdotes help to bring a present-day perspective. Finally, conclusions and suggestions for coping strategies are detailed. The author takes a down-to-earth, yet hard hitting look at difficult issues, reflecting God's grace and unfailing love, no matter what the circumstances might be. The answers provided are not always the feel good platitudes a reader might expect, but the growth potential is amazing.

Reading the book, I gained a new understanding about many topics that will help me both in my own life and in helping others. No matter what you might be experiencing, Getting Through the Tough Stuff explains that the Bible has help and comfort to guide you through whatever comes your way.

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