When the Storms Come

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Released this week, "When the Storms Come" is the account of one man's faith in the midst of incredible trials, and his triumph over sin, sickness and death.

"When the Storms Come" takes you through the high and low points in the life of an Old Testament believer. Those who walk through its pages with Job and his family will discover how to "take" trials in the power and strength of the Lord, how to rejoice in the midst of pain, and how to trust God in all circumstances.

"This is one of the most accessible books on spiritually surviving grief and losses that I have ever read. Its short meditations and prayers are powerfully written, and they address today’s problem with the same strength and courage that Job used when he faced his own grief and losses. Although the author never states outright the role of Job in our lives, it is clear that she means him to be a role model of unwavering—although humanly flawed—faith in God’s ultimate caring love for each of us.

To say that the book is timely is an understatement, for men and women have struggled with problems of loss since birth, wondering if they are equal to the demands that life places on us all. However the author—in everyday vernacular—tells us that we can “take it”—“a day at a time,” and she vividly demonstrates the Bible’s promises for courage, strength, healing and heavenly affirmation of our worth.

Using resonant metaphors such as “spiritual muscles,” strengthened daily by “on the job” prayers, she talks to men in language they can understand. To women who are overwhelmed with housework, she urges them to use their ironing boards as their altars, where they can pray for their families while performing “on the job” duties.

The affirmations and imagery used in this book continually enhance its message, as the author speaks of Jesus as a friend, continually beside us, never leaving us alone and isolated. Jesus is there to support us as we imbue ourselves with Job’s examples of faith. With Job as role model, we can recreate our lives and reclaim a positive, spiritual new life for ourselves—despite loss. With this book and God’s promises, we can begin living and loving again, healing our wounds and opening our hearts to a renewed sense of spiritual and physical purpose."

"When the STorm Comes," by author Val Waldeck is published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors. The book has received their Editor's Choice award.

Val Waldeck is an internationally recognised Author, Bible Teacher and Conference Speaker and was awarded the prestigious "Quill Award" of the South African Writers' Circle in 2001 and again in 2002. She lives in Durban, South Africa.

Publisher: iUniverse

Author: Val Waldeck

Publication date: November 2004

Price: $13.95 (also available in hard cover)

ISBN: 0-595-32523-8

Available through any Amazon.com, bn.com, Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor and iUniverse.com.

Phone orders: 1-877-823-9235

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