Friday, June 28, 2013

Rainbows For Rainy Days by Catherine Campbell ~ review

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books; 1st New edition edition (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857212893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857212894

May 1, 2013

40 short devotions on the different aspects of God's love in hard times Catherine Campbell's experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.

Isaiah 40:31 says, that "those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." Campbell comments: How often have you wakened in the morning knowing that the problem, or the pain, or the unpaid bill has not disappeared? We worry and fret ourselves into exhaustion. Yet God has promised us endurance. The great eagle cannot reach the heights merely by its own strength. As it spreads its impressive wings the bird allows the wind to carry it to places no other bird can go. This kind of flying appears effortless because the eagle trusts in a power bigger than itself . . . the wind! In this unique devotional, Catherine examines different aspects of God's love for those times when life gets hard. Perfect for anyone needing encouragement in difficult times, Rainbows for Rainy Days gently shows readers how to turn pain over to Him.

My take on this book:
"Rainbows for Rainy Days" is such an eye appealing little book that I just couldn't wait to open the cover and see what was in store for me. Well what I found was forty devotionals that touch on just about anything that might be troubling us. She reminds us that God's love is always there, patient and waiting. I found the devotionals set up in such an easy to use manner. Each one opens up with a scripture, then a story and beautiful picture. Tranquil is the word I would use to describe the pictures included with the devotions. The only negative thing that I could even imagine to say about this book is that I wish that there would have been a table of contents to make it easy to find the devotion geared toward whatever issue I might be going thru. Otherwise I found this a beautiful little book that would make a beautiful keepsake, one that's sure to be used over and over. I also think this tiny little book would make a wonderful gift, for men and women alike because who of us doesn't need a bit of encouragement and uplifting. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read my little devotional 'Rainbows for Rainy Days'. Your review was indeed encouraging... and as you put it so well: "who of us doesn't need a bit of encouragement and uplifting". Bless you for posting. (Oh, and I take on board what you said about an index)


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