In Making Sense When Life Doesn’t Cecil Murphy allows past hurtful experiences he has experienced in his life to be used to help people going through the same type of situations, including abuse, rejection, loss, and misunderstandings. He touches a lot on admitting failures instead of passing the blame of our failures onto other people. He also shares how the ideas of some of the chapters in this book came about. Readers will be empowered to keep moving forward through difficult situations that they may be facing by reading Cecil’s stories and the stories he shares from others about how they pressed on through difficulties themselves.
When I first started reading this book I knew that it was going to help me deal with rejection better. I go through many different periods of rejection and acceptance in my life and I have started noticing that it gets easier to handle rejection the more I go through it. Cecil encouraged me through this book by describing how often his writings had been rejected in life but that he also has come through with writing a lot of books that have been accepted and published. One way this was shown to me was through a story about a large conference he attended with about 400 authors who were asked about rejections they had received. Not many people were left standing when they got to a large number of rejections but the people who were standing were very successful authors. After reading that it is good to find out what we can learn through our crisis situations I found myself asking God what he wanted me to learn through a situation I am currently going through and I believe God showed me my answer very soon after. The answer has given me peace and comfort that God is working through the situation I am facing.
A great read for those who are going through difficult situations and need encouragement!
Disclosure of material connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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Author Cecil Murphey empowers readers to discover the good in every situation and to make life better because of adversities.
Sometimes life gets messy. It’s cluttered with too many demands. Companies downsize. Love relationships end. Trauma hits. When chaos erupts, every person has a choice to make—to decide whether it’s the worst time of life, to find comfort in the way things used to be, to move on because change is forced, and then resent everything that happens, or to say, “This can be the best time of my life. I can try the things I wanted to do but never did.”
In Making Sense When Life Doesn’t, Cecil Murphey’s compelling stories, hope-filled insights, and gentle encouragement move readers with messy lives to the stunning realization that life won’t ever be perfect, but it can be good…even exciting!
Meet Cecil Murphey:
Cecil Murphey has written or co-written more than 125 books, including the bestsellers 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Murphey stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.
Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, he served as pastor of Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six. For more information, visit www.cecilmurphey.com