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For anyone who has lost a career because of chronic pain....

For anyone who has ever felt devastated, confused, or less-than because your health prevents you from working a formal job....

For anyone who is stuck at home, imprisoned in bed, feeling unable to do much of anything for anybody....

For anyone who gets up every day to take care of your family through the aches and pains, and wonders if it is enough....

For anyone who has so much to offer, but isn't sure how to offer it in the midst of chronic pain and illness....

For anyone who have ever said to God, "This doesn't make sense. Wouldn't I be more useful to you if I were healthy?"

This book is for you.

When it comes to chronic pain and illness, perhaps no questions cause more confusion than the ones that arise when you are pulled out of a thriving life of work that benefits the world, only to spend your hours, days, and weeks languishing in bed.

It just doesn't make sense. Why, God? Why would you take away my thriving career when it took me years to get to this point? Why would you take away my ability to serve and help and contribute?

In this first book in the Chronic Pain and the Christian Life series, explore what it looks like to live a life of work, service, and rest, even when the pain doesn't go away.

©2016 Esther Smith (P)2016 Sarah Carleton

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a God perspective for being unable to serve/work

found some fresh protective on the two sides of being at rest and not performing in chronic pain. A worthy read for those have disabilities that prevent while callings that demand. A God window that doesnt fix but offers comfort and peace in accepting limitation and not becoming mired in valuelessness and discouragement

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  • 04-14-17

Beautifully read and much needed book

One of the best books that I have listened to in a long time. It answered so many questions that I had. I would recommend it to anyone with a chronic illness, not just chronic pain. The audio version is just beautiful. Sarah Carleton reads with a lot of passion and feeling. God had a plan for Esther and through her book, she is serving God and helping his people. Thank you Esther.