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Best-selling author, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries Sharon Jaynes reveals the secret to living a better story: understanding that the worst parts of our past are the very things God uses most.

Many people don't like the story God is writing in their lives. The mistakes, failures, tragedies, and circumstances outside of our control linger in our minds and hold us back. How do we come to grips with the pieces of our stories that we wish weren't there? How do we silence the pain of what has been done to us and the shame of what we've allowed to be done through us? 

In When You Don't Like Your Story, Bible teacher Sharon Jaynes shows us how God untangles our most painful emotions with the fingers of grace, putting his redemption on display. In the hardest parts of our narratives, we get to see God's greatest work - and this changes the ending of our stories. As we overcome shame, offer forgiveness, and use our stories to help others, we find freedom from the past and learn to live in the restoration of the present.

Accompanying Bible verses, prayers, and study guide are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Sharon Jaynes (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Such a Good Book

I bought this book on a whim, I’d never heard of the author but was familiar with Proverbs31 ministry she works with. I’m walking through a hurtful season now and the stories of people in the book, both historical and current, are so meaningful and encouraging. I’ve recommended this book to people in my life I’m close to, will recommend it here as well.

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Astonishing.

the reader of this book was absolutely phenomenal, and I think that helped deliver this amazing message even more powerfully. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and I definitely learned a lot. I will be purchasing the hardback to review some of the most important points.

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You can change your story

Sharon Jaynes writes a heartfelt book filled with hope. She tells of times that life looked hopeless for herself or for others. She is a very good storyteller and shows how the story can change. She knows and tells how difficult this can be and that usually there are no quick fixes.

The narrator does a very good job of leading us through all of this in spoken form.

You might not like your story, and who of us like every chapter, but the author holds out hope for a good ending anyway. It's not easy but keep writing.