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Suffer Strong

How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything
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Is it possible to embrace suffering as a privilege, rather than a punishment? Beloved authors Katherine and Jay Wolf offer listeners the bold invitation to trust a known God with an unknown future, as well as practical insights into surviving anything by redefining how we think about everything.

After miraculously surviving a near-fatal brainstem stroke at age 26, as told in their memoir, Hope Heals, life for Katherine and Jay Wolf changed forever - and so did the way they viewed God, the world, and themselves in it. There was no going back to normal after such a tragedy. Yet Katherine and Jay learned that suffering is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new story. In Suffer Strong, they invite us into this new story as they share universal lessons and helpful practices that will help us to:

  • Recognize we are being equipped for an uncommon assignment, not cursed by our story.
  • Transform our unmet expectations into brave anticipations.
  • Disrupt the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life.
  • Rewrite the narrative of hard circumstances by turning our definitions of suffering into declarations of strength.
  • And, ultimately, thrive even in the lives we never imagined living.
©2020 Katherine Wolf, Jay Wolf (P)2020 Zondervan

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  • Jessica Hodge
  • 13-02-20

10/10 would highly recommend!!!

I deeply enjoyed listening this book! What I love the most is the extra commentary we get when listening to Katherine and Jay! What I love the most about Katherine and Jay Wolf is that they invite us into a better story. A story that says we don’t have to suffer alone. A story that says, you are seen, you are heard, and there’s a community that wants to rally around you and give you joy, peace, comfort, resources and relationships. I laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve already saved a couple clips to the book, I’ve played back a few clips just to make sure I get the message. I also have a hardcover of this book so I can switch back between both platforms and take notes as I read or listen. This book is easy to listen to as you fly or drive and I love even more that each page is read by the authors! Highly recommend for anyone going through anything. It is powerful to know that you are not alone in your story and God is writing an even greater story than what you can imagine :)

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  • Mello
  • 20-02-20

I love her voice!!

This book is read by the authors and Katherine’s voice makes this story come alive! I am an overcomer after suffering a childhood and adolescence marred by sexual abuse at the hands of my earthly father. I never told my mom, choosing to keep the secret buried as I watched her suffer and succumb to multiple sclerosis. It wasn’t until she died 14 years ago that I sought help, held my dad accountable and began the fight for freedom. I accepted Christ as my Lord three decades ago... or rather, He accepted me. In all the dark and broken secrets, in watching my mom suffer, in unearthing the shame heaped upon me by the enemy, God was there. God is there. Of all the books that have touched my life, this one ranks among the highest. Child abuse tends to leave an impression that God cannot be trusted. The most recent freedom God has granted me is trust in Him. And this book spoke life into that freedom. Thank you Jay and Katherine for your bold transparency, as it gives me the courage to be boldly transparent. My scars and wounds are beneath my skin, making them easier to hide and harder to share. But they are real and the hurting world needs to know there is hope for those too. God is always good.

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  • Kelly Dell
  • 16-02-20

The most powerful gift in the darkest, most difficult times in my life

This Book will change my heart. I finally have a source to go to for comfort. As I listened to this Audio Book with my loving husband, I found myself laughing and weeping. I can so relate to loss. I am so very thankful for Jay and Katherine’s testimony. I live with the most horrible nerve pain. We need community to help us thru this process of LIFE. I’m extremely thankful for the wisdom spoken in every chapter.

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  • customer
  • 17-05-20

life changing

I loved every moment of this book. the strength and courage of this woman amazes me. This book encouraged me so very much, to look at my own life. Even though heart breaking in so many parts, encouraging and beautiful.

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  • Marjie
  • 03-05-20

Exactly what I needed

This book came at the perfect time!!! I shattered my ankle 4 months ago. it's been a hard journey with a couple of surgeries and months of bed rest. I started physical therapy 2 weeks ago and felt good about everything. Until I heard the harsh news I'll never be the same and will live with pain for the rest of my life. I've always known and trust that God was giving me a new normal and He'd always be with me and my husband are my caregiver. Yesterday hit me like a ton of bricks. I asked 2 of my sons to pray with me at the throne of our Father. THEN... I remembered I had this book to listen to. Listening to the author and her husband hit every core of my soul. I woke up this morning thinking about a beautiful call I have to Jesus through this injury. I feel encouraged and ready to face today.

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  • Johanna Garcia
  • 16-02-20

Great Book to read when life doesn't go as planned

Loved hearing Katherine and Jay narrate this book themselves. This made it so much more authentic. I also loved how they revealed their humanity through it all. Overall, it was extremely encouraging and uplifting and makes you know that you are not alone in your suffering.

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  • prettyinpink1027
  • 29-10-20

A must read for anyone who had suffered

Absolutely incredible life-changing book. Changed my perspective on suffering and gave me so much light, joy and hope for the future.

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  • JNabers
  • 22-10-20

Great Listen for Times Like These!

I read a review of this book in a recent issue of Success magazine and put it on my Audible wish list. When the time was right, I downloaded it and listened during my daily 2 hr roundtrip commute. Hearing Katherine and Jay narrate their story brings more meaning to the words. Thanks for the reality check.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-20

Life changing

God has revealed his truth and goodness to Jay and Katherine through highs and lows. And has given them the perfect words to communicate that goodness, hidden treasures and priceless wisdom to the rest of us. I just finished this book and am going to turn around and listen to it all over again. Recommending it to everyone in a real or invisible wheelchair ❤️

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  • Jonetta
  • 19-09-20

Could not get into this book at all

I am sad to say I was less than impressed. It did not hold my attention at all. I wanted to read it. Wanted to know the story. I could not get thru it. I hope all else can get into it but was not for me. From what I know it is a sweet story. I bought it on audible. I wish you luck in the near future.