In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake with Patrick and Ruth Schwenk
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Our storm. Our boat.
The truth is at some point, we all find ourselves in a boat in the middle of a lake. We all find ourselves in water. In a storm. And far from shore. For some, it is the loss of a loved one. A disability. The revelation of an unfaithful spouse. The loss of financial prosperity and security. A miscarriage. And the list goes on.
For Patrick and Ruth Schwenk, their storm was one word, “CANCER.” They had been thrust into the deep. Darkness surrounded. And the shore was nowhere to be found. Or was it?
In their new book In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake, Patrick and Ruth weave together lessons from their experience with insightful Bible teaching. They help readers see that one of the greatest ways God transforms his children is through trials. They unpack why Jesus called his disciples into the middle of a lake when dry ground was so safe and comfortable.
In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake helps you:
• understand why the depth of our hurt enables us to experience deep hope
• learn to conquer fear to experience the freedom God has for us
• discover how God uses chaos, and not just the classroom, to shape and work through us.
Today—in your confusion about God’s intentions, your disappointment over lost dreams, your disillusionment about prayer—God is offering hope, Jesus is still Lord over the water. And while he is not moved by the waves, he is moved by you.
Without the depth of our hurt, we would never know the depth of our hope in Christ.
If you too find yourself, disillusioned in the middle of your suffering, seeking to find God’s purpose in the midst of it all, you are going to be blessed by today’s podcast.
Who are Patrick and Ruth Schwenk?
Patrick and Ruth Schwenk have dedicated their lives to local church ministry, as well as online ministry, founding the popular blogs, FortheFamily.org and TheBetterMom.com, and also the brand-new podcast Rootlike Faith. Patrick Schwenk is a pastor of nearly twenty years and the coauthor of For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House. Ruth Schwenk is a well-known blogger and author of The Better Mom, The Better Mom Devotional, and co-author (with Karen Ehman) of Pressing Pause and Settle My Soul. Patrick and Ruth have been married for over twenty years and live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their four children, two hamsters, and a loyal Labrador retriever.
You can order In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake HERE.
About the Book:
Your Storm Doesn’t Have to Sink You
At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves in a boat in the middle of a lake. We might be there due to a job loss or the death of a loved one. Maybe disability, divorce, or financial insecurity has stranded us. Patrick and Ruth Schwenk found themselves feeling battered after five miscarriages and then surrounded by the waves with Patrick’s cancer diagnosis at age forty-three. They were alone. Drifting. And that’s when their transformation began.
In this compassionate and powerful book, the Schwenks weave together lessons from their own experience with insightful Bible teaching to remind us that one of the greatest ways God transforms us is through trials. As they unpack why Jesus called the disciples into the middle of a lake when dry ground was so safe and comfortable, they help us
- understand why the depth of our hurt enables us to experience deep hope;
- learn to conquer fear to experience the freedom God has for us; and
- discover how God uses chaos, and not just the classroom, to shape and work through us.
Today—in your confusion about God’s intentions, your disappointment over lost dreams, your disillusionment about prayer—God is offering hope. Because Jesus is still Lord over the water. And while he is not moved by the waves, he is moved by you. And this flood might just be a path to abundance.
“A powerful reminder that our current reality is not our final reality, and God is Lord over all chaos and suffering!”
—Candace Cameron Bure, actress and New York Times bestselling author
Walk It Out Scripture
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:10
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