Be Held By Him: Finding God When Life Knocks You Off Your Feet,  By Karen Brough

All I can say is, “Wow”!  I was facing a painful and difficult time in my life when I read this book. Although Ms. Brough’s experience and suffering is very intense, even heart breaking, her book is filled with hope and peace.  I found encouragement in her faith, her focus on God and sharing the very private moments where He spoke to her. Page after page I was inspired and encouraged. Her testimony of letting go and turning to God with each new challenge she faced is very special.  I was reminded anew of how He IS there for us even in the worst of times. If we will only draw close to Him and allow Him to comfort and guide us in ways we can never imagine and how much He loves me!  I saw I often focus on the trials rather than Him and I am missing out on so much He has to carry me through.  Not to mention learn what He is trying to teach me and spiritual growth.

This book was written out of pure love and praise for her Lord but also for her readers.  She was so open and transparent in her deepest thoughts, feelings and even in her failures, doubts and spiritual conflicts.  I cannot even imagine the courage it took to write her story. Every chapter has a scripture focus that goes with an area where God was working in her life. At the end of the chapter is two parts, one entitled “Father’s Heart”.  I especially liked “Father’s Heart” as she shares thoughts and words the Lord spoke to her.  I found so many of these spoke to me in a deeply special way.  The last part is a personal prayer. All of them very inspiring and uplifting. I will read it and keep it as a reference.  I have to keep myself from highlighting most of the chapters! Whether you are facing a major crisis or small difficulty, you will want to read this book and keep it in your library.  There is also a Companion to help you study and personalize your unique journey. 

I received a copy of this book from the author through Eblast in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.