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Summary of It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

By Lysa TerKeurst
Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered is a book of hope. It will help you to learn more about yourself. It will teach you how to rely on the only being that will be able to sustain you: God. 

This book holds the key to unlocking the answers you need to be able to accept that things don't always go the way we expected them to. No matter how big or small your disappointment is, there is a scripture to help you navigate it.

This summary will help you to read and enjoy the original book more thoroughly.

It contains:

  • A chapter-by-chapter summary
  • How to change the way you think
  • Insight into how God can help you daily
  • Ways to meditate to clear your mind
  • Background on the author
  • And so much more!

This summary can be listened to alone to give you a brief idea of what the full book is about, or you can listen to it side-by-side with the book to help you understand and remember some of the key points. Either way, it is a useful tool that will give you what you need. 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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Well Organized.

Well written truth gained through pain, shared through tears, made this book a healing salve for my current open wounds. It will also become a well-worn reference guide for the wounds in my future--a reminder of where I want to land and the flight plan to get there. I believe nothing can take the place of good, face-to-face personal counsel, but this book comes close.

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Loved this book.

Loved this book. It explains why life isn't perfect and how God still loves us through it all. If you need encouragement in any area of your life right now her book is the one to listen!

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It touched me deeply.

It touched me deeply as I have had kids and ran into other things that have throw me in turmoil. Very well written so easy to understand.

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Very insightful and helpful book.

Very insightful and helpful book on struggles that many face thinking they are alone. Highly recommended.

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good job

It has given me strength to believe in God's goodness when I thought maybe I was crazy to do so due to so many hard life circumstances. I highly recommend for anyone and everyone!

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Great summary.

It is amazing the truth and vulnerability she shares! This is another book to share with your friends and anyone needing some encouragement!

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Highlighted so many key points.

I’m about half way through this book and I have taken an abundance of notes as well as highlighted so many key points. Such a beautifully written testimony that hits entirely too close to home at times.

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Highly recommend.

This book helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. It is so well written and can apply to almost any situation. I am so thankful for this book, it helped more than any other resource I tried. Highly recommend.

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This is my favorite audiobook.

This is my favorite audiobook. I would recommend everyone listen this no matter what you are trying to overcome. This book is better than therapy.

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Great helpful.

I loved this book and it came to me at just the right time. Lysa understands the season of pain, sorrow, and doubt. I am thankful she shared herself and her tears helped me.

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  • Harvey Briggs
  • 23-02-19

Helpful.

This books helps those struggling with a difficult situation to find the strength to get up everyday.

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  • D. Hamel
  • 23-02-19

This is my honest opinion.

This is a book I will be listening again and again. In my opinion this is the best book she has written. This is my honest opinion and I highly recommend this book.

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  • Louis
  • 23-02-19

SO AWESOME!

SO AWESOME! I have a similar story, and love hearing others' stories like mine. If you need encouragement during the trials of life, and feeling like you're stuck in a rut because of your circumstances...this is a GREAT book. I highly recommend it.

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  • D. Flores
  • 24-02-19

I really enjoyed this book.

I really enjoyed this book. It really helped to feed my heart and mind and help me find a new way to look at things. It also gave me a new perspective about some scriptures that I will be holding close to my heart.

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  • Jon E. Anderson
  • 24-02-19

Great book.

This book was so well written and so applicable particularly if you find yourself in a dark time. So uplifting and hopeful. Easy listen and worth the small amount of time it takes to do so

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  • Evan Parry
  • 23-02-19

Just beautiful.

Would recommend this to anyone who has experienced anything remotely hard in this life. Just beautiful.

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  • Scott Ward
  • 25-02-19

This book was such a blessing to me.

This book was such a blessing to me. It was exactly what I needed to read during the trials I am enduring. Lysa, your words spoke to my heart. Thank you. This book is such a gift.

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  • Gabriel Bowen
  • 25-02-19

Incredible book!

Incredible book! Loved how Lysa brought you through her struggles and hit the deepest parts of your heart! Would 100% recommend to every single woman I know!

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  • David Fizz
  • 27-02-19

Well done!

This study guide can be used for a group or as an individual bible study. The questions are thought provoking & soul searching & because of this it takes time. For a group, it would take an hour to an hour and a half to complete. You can even participate with a group & then complete the individual section for your own personal growth.

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  • Alex hales
  • 25-02-19

Loved it.

Loved it. What she had to say was very inspirational and helpful! God had blessed her to share through her suffering

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