Desperate For Hope

Hanging on and Finding God Through Life’s Hardest Times

Baker Publishing Group, Revell Division

“This book plunged me into tough questions I often avoid and realities about God that are hard to hear. But I emerged with a sense of hope that could never have come the easy way. The directness and honesty of this book are refreshing.” —Joseph Bentz, author of Pieces of Heaven: Recognizing the Presence of God

“A new lens into Scripture! Bruce Martin delivers penetrating insights into life with deep wisdom and a unique writing style that balances humor and humility. If you liked Crazy Love (Francis Chan) and Radical (David Platt), then you will love this book. His is a bright new voice sharing a solid, biblical response to suffering…a bold perspective that could change your life. Brimming with hope and grace, this book is pure gold. Buy this book before your next crisis. It’s your storm shelter manual for life.” —Austin Boyd, award-winning novelist and author of Nobody’s Child.


There’s hope after life falls apart.

A single phone call can change your life.

There’s been an accident. You have cancer. The company’s downsizing. Your spouse wants out.

All of a sudden everything spins out of control From the beginning of time, man has asked the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” In one of the oldest books of the Bible, the book of Job, God pulls back the curtain and gives us a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes of tragedy and suffering. But the answers we find there are more than a little disturbing. When bad things happen, our tendency is to wonder “What did I do wrong?” But what if the reason you are going through a storm in life is actually… because you are doing things right? With sincere sympathy and ready encouragement, Bruce W. Martin takes you through a grieving process that will help you reconcile your deep suffering with your beliefs about God. A unique and compassionate take on the age-old questions of suffering, this book is for anyone who has experienced life-shattering pain.

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