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Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin's short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus.

Laura helps us understand we aren't the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith and shows how, despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith but because of the faithfulness of their God.

God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can.

©2015 Laura Story Elvington (P)2016 Tantor

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FANTASTIC READ

READ THE BOOK IN LESS THAN A WEEK. LOVED IT. SPENT TIME LISTENING TO THE OCEAN WAVES WHILE READING, THAT WAS A PLUS.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Touching & encouraging

This book was such a blessing! I had not heard Laura Story's life-story before. Her life is a testimony to trusting God in the midst of your circumstances one step and one day at a time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A MUST Listen for all Christians

Full of wisdom and insight into the struggles of life. Laura was vulnerable and brave as she shared her struggles with living with prayers not answered the way she wanted and unmet expectations.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Right on the Mark!

This book is very down-to-earth. The situations portrayed in the book are easy for anyone to identify with and gain comfort from. What I gained from reading this book is that things never really are out of control, even when it looks that way to me. And when I think they are out of control, it just means they are out of "my" control. God often answers our prayers in ways we don't expect. And most of the time, looking back, I would have chosen that same solution to the problem if I had known what God knows.
Through reading (or in my case, listening to), this book, I learned that when God says "no", or takes something from me, it is because He has something better, something I may never have asked for, because I get so focused on what I think should happen, I can't even consider that I may be settling for less than what God has in mind.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Beautifully told and inspiring.

I have an illness God hasn't fixed. I believe, I know their is a reason. I maybnot like the reason but I know that Father knows best.

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Another Must-Read

What a remarkable story! Whether you are experiencing a struggle or not, this is a book that will change your perspective. Many Christians see Christ as a vending machine. If we do this or that, we will get what we want. However, we should not serve Him because of what He can do for us. We should serve Him because we love Him. And even when he doesn't "fix" our problems, we must be ready to declare- It Is Well with My Soul.

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Touch my life

I am dealing with seizures for the second time in my life and I was wondering why me and what is the purpose of me going through this again, but after listening to this book it really helped me to understand God will get the Glory out of everything we go through and it will make my Faith stronger in him. thank you for sharing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Awesome Book

I cried so much throughout this book
It hit home I know that there was a reason why I was going through the things in my life but never really thought about it
Listening to this book the puzzle pieces started fitting together
Thank you so much for writing this book Laura Story Thanks Sherry in Tennessee

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Very relatable to my life

My wife is chronically ill with Lyme disease. I can relate so much to Laura's story. Listened to it on audiobook. Going to go back and reread chapter 19 on e-book because it sounded like she dug at heart issues. I want to work on my heart in order to serve my wife better.

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Great!! Great!!! Loved the book

Awesome story of hope and courage through God💛💛Great narration. :)
Highly recommend! I look forward to more from this author!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful