My Thoughts About Beautiful Battlefields:
Bo Stern passionately shares her story of faith in action while her family fights one of their toughest battles ever. Filled with faith, inspiration and hope this book takes a good long look at fighting your battles head on with the truth of God’s Word and faith in his perfect plan for your life. Broken apart into two sections Bo walks you through “Discovering Beauty in the Hard Places” then takes you even further on the journey in part two “Strategies for Growing Stronger Through Every Battle”.
At the end of each chapter there is a section called “Worth Pondering” and “Worth Doing” so you can take what you’ve read further by reading the truth right from God’s Word and then applying that faith in action. I love that! She doesn’t doesn’t give great insight, but she also puts legs on it so it goes a little deeper into your heart.
She also arms you with an appendix full of “Scriptures for Battle”. Let’s face it, we are in a battle, each and every one of us, every day, why not learn how to see God in the midst of it and fight your own beautiful battlefield too.
About Beautiful Battlefields:
Where is God in the midst of this?
You’ve probably heard that question or perhaps asked it yourself. In the battle for your joy, your marriage, your finances, your health, an emptiness creeps in. Where is the peace You promised, God?
Bo Stern has been there-and is still there. Yet in studying the battles in Scripture, she came to a startling conclusion: God is using these fierce fights in our lives for an astonishing purpose.
Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/hGUuS
Bo Stern knows the most beautiful things can come out of the hardest times. Her Goliath came in the form of her husband, Steve’s, terminal illness, a battle they are still fighting with the help of their four children, a veritable army of friends, and our extraordinary God.
The Sterns make their home in Bend, OR, where Bo is a teaching pastor at Westside Church with a passion for making theology accessible, compelling and transformative. Both her position in the church and her personal battle have allowed Bo to minister to others as they are facing their own giants. She considers it to be a privilege to be able to provide a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on — being a part of another’s Army so that they don’t have to fight their battle alone.
Bo and Steve also serve on the international board of Kings Kids Village, a home for AIDS-affected orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. They are also active in ALS advocacy — a disease Steve has been fighting since 2011.
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