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Finding God in the Ruins Audiobook

Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain

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Publisher's Summary

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain.

Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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    Olayinka 06/04/2017
    Olayinka 06/04/2017
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    "An amazing Eye opener!"

    Thank you so much Matt Bays. I found this book just when I was struggling in my journey of conception after 3 years of marriage. Now I know that God is with me all through and all I have to do is trust in him and believe that he is with me. Thank you so much. Olayinka Layi-Adeite, Lagos- Nigeria.

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    31/07/16
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    "Finding God in the Ruins"

    This book has really brought me through some very dark times including suicidal thoughts It has brought me to my knees in tears so that I could surrender myself 100% to God allowing him to make me into the person He wants me to be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher M Robinson
    08/02/18
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    "Beautiful"

    Love his writing. Love his story and his honesty. My favorite part is when he explains how God is in the beauty and the pain.

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  • Summer
    Willcox, Arizona
    02/02/18
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    "very honest"

    The author is an excellent writer. He is a wordsmith, poetically articulating the pain and raw doubt and anger we all experience when prayers are unanswered and God doesnt show up like we expect him to. Ive read other books dealing with the problem of suffering and instead of a scriptural, exegetical approach, he uses stories from his life and the lives of others he knows personally to illustrate his faith journey. His honesty was refreshing, not settling on cliche platitudes and trite phrases. By the end, he embraces the paradigm shift that God doesnt stand there watching you suffer or get abused. HE is getting abused and suffering with you.

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  • Trisha
    28/01/18
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    "Incredibly powerful"

    I don’t quite know where to begin. I definitely had a different expectation in my mind then this book delivered but let me be very clear it delivered way beyond my expectations. I think for everyone that listens to this or reads it and I have bought a copy now that I’ve listen to it and so glad that I listen to the author read this to me it will mean something different. Parts of this book were uncomfortable, parts of this book didn’t make sense at the time I was listening but now that I’m done it all makes perfect sense. I can’t say it totally explains why i am suffering, why I’m hurting so bad and why God does not take this pain away from me but it does provide a comfortable hand reaching out and saying me too.
    I definitely know this is a Audible book I will go back and listen to over and over. I am glad I have bought a hardcopy.

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  • featheredprop
    Somerset, PA
    02/05/16
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    "Very moving"

    This book was referred by a friend. I think the author offered a good perspective on the old problem if evil.

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  • Kathleen
    22/04/16
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    "Outstanding!!! Spiritually Life Changing!"

    Matt Bays is raw, honest and real. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whether you struggle with cancer and/or emotional pain, abuse, he shows you a different way to view God through it. His writing is visually stimulating and it truly changed my healing process.

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  • margwat
    31/03/16
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    "Heart break"

    We all make a pilgrimage, I am glad God directed yours. At times I wanted to shake you and scream " God IS love". Several times I thought I would quit reading because it felt like the blame game. I don't want my God not to be glorified. I read on, glad I did because as I knew God would be stronger than your weakness. It is my prayer that he continues to grow you in his love and grace. I will reread this again, it's heavy. Bless you and thank you for a look through your glasses.

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  • Nancy
    30/03/16
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    "Freedom to tell God your truth"

    So refreshing and real . Must read!!! The experiences and stories were so impactful. I will highly recommend.

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  • @joemcfddn
    Franklin Wisconsin
    28/03/16
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    "great book in understanding pain and suffering."

    this is a great book for anyone seeking to understand where God is in our pain and suffering

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  • Barbara
    21/03/16
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    "An honest look at brokenness and God's love for us."

    I'm grateful to Matt Bays for sharing his story; his anger, his loneliness, his hope and his journey through redemption in this book.

    Also, thank you sharing the truth: God is bigger than our circumstances and doubt. He's a good, good Father. And I am loved by Him.

    I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced great loss and wrestles with the question, "Why, God, why?" You are not alone.

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