About the Book
Life is unfair. Bad things happen to good people. Not all dreams come true. We lose people. We fail people. And when we encounter the inevitable struggles of life, we may be tempted to ask God Why me? as we try to reconcile our pain with God’s promises. But a far more helpful and life-enriching question for us to ask God is What are you trying to teach me in this?
Tackling ten common struggles, such as isolation, fear, rejection, failure, insecurity, temptation, and more, Landra Young Hughes shows you how to have peace even when life doesn’t make sense. Speaking with great empathy born from her own losses and years in ministry, Hughes doesn’t suggest you “get over” your hard times. Instead, she helps you recognize that, while you will always live in a broken world this side of heaven, your pain has much to teach you about God and yourself. With her empathetic help, you’ll discover how to grow through grief and thrive despite adversity.
In My Opinion
In Where is God in This, Landra Young Hughes gets real as she discusses topics such as addiction, loneliness, judgementalism, rejection, and temptation.
After reading this book where Hughes exposes some of her failures and issues in these topics, I feel like I have a new friend. The author doesn’t stick to surface discussions. No, she opens her heart and her home and invites you in, mess and all, and I think we Christians need more of this transparency with each other.
My church has a saying that is used often: Exposure is an act of grace. I can’t imagine a better example of this lived out than in Hughes’s writing. Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and spend sometime getting to know the author better as you also learn more about yourself.
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