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When You Can't Just Get Over It
Biblical Insights for the Real World
By R.B. Ouellette
The real world isn’t as idealistic as we expect. Although we would love to coast through life with little difficulty and minimal challenges, we often find ourselves facing barriers greater than our inner resources to scale.
Injustice, insecurity, discouragement, bitterness, depression, severed relationships, rejection, confusion—they come at us from without and within. And no matter how many times we tell ourselves, “Just snap out of it” or our friends ask, “Why can’t you just get over it?” real world problems don’t evaporate. In the pages of Scripture, however, we discover that we are not alone. Throughout God’s Word, we encounter men and women who faced—and overcame—these very challenges.
Previously published as Living in an Imperfect World, this fully revised and updated edition will encourage your heart as Pastor R.B. Ouellette leads readers through the lives of ten Bible characters and draws insights that will help you overcome the same difficulties they faced. Better yet, you’ll learn not how to “just get over it,” but how to clear the hurdle and be better on the other side because you encountered it.
(226 pages, hardback)
As a Missionary who counsels those struggling with PTSD, we found this book to be Biblical, helpful and pertinent to the real struggles people are dealing with that hinder Salvation and spiritual growth. Would recommend this book to anyone. Steve & Lucinda Martinez, Missionaries w/AFBM Wounded Spirits outreach on Jun 11, 2018
Last week I read, "When You Can't Just Get Over It" -Biblical Insights for the Real World by R.B. Ouellette
The book focuses on the very real, inner, and interpersonal struggles that we all face in life. It's a very practical look at the lives of 10 biblical characters who struggled with these same difficulties. Though thousands of years have passed, the inner struggles are very similar.
Dr. Ouellette writes from a biblical perspective on these issues of life and also shares his practical experience from his own walk with the Lord as well as from decades of personal ministry and counseling. It is an easy read that is well illustrated to hold your attention. You will notice some overlap in a few areas, but that is due to the fact that some vital, biblical principles have application to multiple areas of our lives.
If you find yourself struggling in the areas covered by the 10 chapters in this book, I believe this book could be a help to you today, as well as a ready reference for tomorrow. I will be using it as a counselling resource for people struggling in these areas of difficulty. Pastor Mike Westmoreland on Jun 22, 2017
This is a great book! it is full of godly wisdom. It is easy to get into reading about these different biblical characters and learning from their lives what will help us in our own. genia collett on Mar 7, 2017