Invest Your Disappointments

Going for Growth

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Disappointments in life are inevitable - it's how we handle them that makes the difference. Paul Mallard brings the wisdom of a skilled pastor and Bible teacher to this illuminating book. As he explains in these pages, investing in disappointments reaps rich rewards.

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This is a book that was lived out before it was written. As a father, along with his wife Edrie, Paul Mallard knows the loss that will never be made up in this world. As a pastor, he has counselled hundreds in the variety of their fears and disappointments. As a preacher, deeply engaged with Scripture and alight with the joy of knowing Christ, he knows the glorious future which is before us all.

Disappointment at some point invades most areas of our lives. Paul Mallard writes honestly and realistically about this, and encourages us not to avoid them, remove them or escape from them, but to embrace them and find there is a place of refuge and meaning within them. Every disappointment becomes an opportunity to grow more deeply in God.

The best comfort in life comes from those who’ve needed the comfort they’re sharing themselves. In this short but profound book Paul Mallard wonderfully shares the stories, hymns, poems, books that have helped him live with disappointment - most of all pointing us to the Sovereign God who will soon replace all the disappointments of this world with complete and eternal satisfaction in Him.

It’s hard to avoid the expectation of modern culture that this life should ‘deliver’ constant self-fulfilment. But this sets us up for inevitable disappointment. Paul Mallard argues that we live ‘under the sun’, in a fallen world, but then demonstrates from Scripture and from his own experience that disappointments are designed by our loving and all-Sovereign God to draw us into deeper intimacy with himself. There is much practical biblical counsel on how to respond to frustration and disappointment (whether in our work, our relationships, our church, with ourselves, or with God himself). All the way through, we are pointed to the time when God will release creation from frustration and bondage, and restore all things to how they were meant to be.

Disappointments in life are inevitable - it's how we handle them that makes the difference. Paul Mallard brings the wisdom of a skilled pastor and Bible teacher to this illuminating book. As he explains in these pages, investing in disappointments reaps rich rewards.

The author brings the wisdom of a skilled pastor and Bible teacher to this illuminating book.

Demonstrates that disappointments are designed by our loving and all-sovereign God to draw us into deeper intimacy with him.

A book that was lived out before it was written.

Every disappointment becomes an opportunity to grow deeply in God.

The best comfort comes from those who themselves have needed the comfort they’re sharing . . . God will soon replace all disappointments with complete and eternal satisfaction in him.

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Author Paul Mallard
ISBN 9781783594450
Format Paperback
First published 2018
Dimensions 138mm x 216mm x 13mm
Language English
Pages 208
Publisher IVP
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“Really helpful book”

Written lovingly and helpfully! A much needed book!


06/05/2018

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