Kregel Publications, 2006. ISBN 0-8254-2689-8
How Big Is Your Umbrella?helps those who have lost--lost children, lost jobs, lost marriages, lost dreams, even lost hope--have it out with God, and emerge, whole, on the other side. Growing out of the pain Sheila felt when she lost her son ten years ago, and drawing from others' stories of loss, this small, easy-to-read book takes readers through a journey of conversation with God.
While we may dream of the fairy-tale "happily ever after" life, deep inside we know that storms are just around the corner. How will we handle loss when we feel like our lives, and what we hold dear, has been ripped away from us? How Big Is Your Umbrella walks us through this journey, beginning with the accusations we often hurl at God, and finally finding shelter as we listen to His still, small voice, even in the midst of the wind and the rain.
You will find that answers do not always come, but in the end it is not the answers that matter nearly as much as the relationship. And after all, most of us would rather be outside in the rain huddling beside one who loves us and is protecting us, rather than outside in the rain with all the comprehension in the world, but still feeling utterly alone.
God is like that. He is our shelter, not our encyclopedia. And when we hurt, that's really what we're looking for.
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