Reading Stronger can make you stronger

Stronger: Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength by Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, is worth reading (David C. Cook, 2010).

In Stronger, Jim Daly shares his and many others’ experiences with suffering that gave them the choice to be “Beaten, Bitter or Better.” Throughout his book, Daly builds a case for choosing to let the difficulties in this life make us better and stronger as we find our strength and hope firmly grounded in God’s uncompromising love for us. God is more than powerful, and He can do more than we hope. 

The alternatives? We could grow Bitter, but that’s no fun. And why should we stay Beaten when Christ offers us purpose in and through pain and struggles?

Some of the principles are not new, but Daly’s stories and slant on a familiar subject breathe with the Spirit of God’s consolation.

I enjoyed reading this book. It is well-written and packed with inspiring stories and the type of truth that can be life changing. (Reading is one thing, acting on what we read can make all the difference.)

I also appreciated that he handled discussions of depression and experiences of trouble realistically and with great understanding and skill, unlike some writers who are handier with quick answers than with conveying a friend's astute compassion.

Daly’s words are like a healing hug, straight from the heart of God to touch a broken place, however large, or small or little half-forgotten.

Disclosure: A copy of this book was given to me for review by B and B Media Group, Inc., but with no obligations to write a favorable review. 

How about you? When trouble strikes close to your heart or loved ones, do you choose to stay beaten, grow bitter or become better? Why? How?

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Stronger, by Jim Daly


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