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Moody Publishing Waiting For His Heart: Lessons From a Wife Who Chose to Stay / New edition - eBook

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Customer Reviews for Waiting For His Heart: Lessons From a Wife Who Chose to Stay / New edition - eBook
Review 1 for Waiting For His Heart: Lessons From a Wife Who Chose to Stay / New edition - eBook
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Refined while waiting

Date:December 15, 2012
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Carol E
Location:Anderson, IN
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Where do you turn when your world is crumbling around you? I hope and pray you turn to God, the only One who never changes. When we see our world spinning out of control, we are faced with a choice, do we trust God, or not? My friend Joy McClain faced such a trial, which refined her faith in God, changed her life, and eventually led to the restoration of her own marriage. Her most recent book, "Waiting for His Heart" is a poignant telling of what God did in her life, while she learned to lean on Him for everything.
Perhaps you or one of your friends is struggling in your marriage. I highly recommend you get and read Joy's book. Probably your struggles are not as great as Joy's were, but I know God can use Joy's words to give you hope and encouragement that He will never leave you. 
Joy choose to commit to her marriage 100%, her commitment was a "No Matter What" statement. She learned that God's saving grace, His provision, and His unfailing love can carry you through when nothing else can. Joy waited 22 years for her husband to surrender his addiction to God. Her wait was long, her struggles great, but God spent the time teaching and refining Joy into the person God wanted her to be.
Often, we struggle in our marriages, not just because of what our spouse is doing or has done, but because we hold up our "ideal" as an idol. Joy shares her journey of learning how God can work in our own hearts to change us, and how that is SO vital to our relationship with Him. If our relationship with God does not come first, if we are not daily on our knees in prayer, asking Him to change us, then we have missed the point of this life. God grants us a peace that passes all understanding. But first, we must ask Him for it.
Life can be messy, relationships with our family can be strained, we can feel as though our lives are falling apart. Our choice is this: Do we turn to the Fixer of messes, the Mender of relationships, and the Healer of lives, or do we turn to our own understanding? Turn to the Healer! Allow God to do whatever work He desires in your life. Let Him lead you. Let Him work through your pain to touch and encourage the hurting world around you.
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Review 2 for Waiting For His Heart: Lessons From a Wife Who Chose to Stay / New edition - eBook
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Excellent Book

Date:November 8, 2012
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Dana Reid Smith
Location:Fremont, Wisconsin
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I read this book in one day because I could not put it down! The book is technically written very well and tells an almost unbelievable story of redemption. Joy is honest in this book, she doesn't lay all the blame for her broken marriage relationship at the feet of her husband. I love that she let the Lord work in her life deeply and that the Word of God became her constant companion as she walked this very difficult road. I also am very thankful that she took steps to make sure she was safe when Mark became violent. God's Word tells us that marriage is to be a picture of how Christ loves the church and Joy and Mark's story tells us that even though we all fall so short, redemption is possible. Very inspiring! May God use this to bring grace, hope and redemption to many!
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Review 3 for Waiting For His Heart: Lessons From a Wife Who Chose to Stay / New edition - eBook
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a great encouragement

Date:October 28, 2012
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Bob Klaasen
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This book is for anyone who wants to gorify God in difficult circumstances. It's one thing to read a novel about someone who overcomes great hardship, but another thing entirely to be able to walk with Joy McClain through her true story of sticking it out through years of darkness, hanging on to hope when most would have bailed. Throughout the story, she is seeking to overcome against great odds, and yet she is very weak, humble, and human. In her marriage to a man overcome by alcohol addiction, no one would have asked her to hope, to remain faithful--but God did, and Joy was obedient. I only hope that my life can bring God glory the way that Joy has, but I have so much to learn. This book is a great encouragement to me in my own struggle to become more like what God created me to be.
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