Discover your surpassing peace and surest hope in crisis in sixty gospel-centered meditations. Natural disaster or relational disaster, broken body or broken marriage, job loss or loss of a loved one....Crisis thrusts us into a season of healing and recovery. The journey of recovery can arouse many emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, doubt, agony, anger. Into this place of strife and sorrow, Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage gives compelling reasons to hope: God has written a story that takes us from recovery to full restoration.
Each meditation contains Scripture, prayer, a relevant meditation, reflection questions, and suggested music.If you long to know the restoration hope that awaits beyond recovery, you need this book.
"Trauma fragments our ability to think and make good choices. Far too often, we try to overcome the fragmentation by long winded words that only burden us with tasks that we can no more carry than run with a broken leg. What I need, and Elizabeth Turnage offers with brilliant simplicity and wisdom, is perspective that cuts to the chase and grounds me in what I know to be true. This life-giving devotional will offer you hope without denying the depths of the struggle. It will free your heart to be with Jesus."
DAN AND BECKY ALLENDER, FOUNDERS OF THE ALLENDER CENTER FOR TRAUMA AND ABUSE, AND FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF THE SEATTLE SCHOOL FOR THEOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
"To recover is to return to normal. But what is normal? Because our lives are bruised and broken by the Fall we know deep down, that is an unrealistic target. Elizabeth Turnage yet again invites fellow sufferers to be nourished daily by doses of life-giving gospel truths. She encourages her readers to set their sights beyond a temporal cure or easy solution-Christ-likeness."
KAREN HODGECOORDINATOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRIES FOR THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (PCA)AUTHOR OF TRANSFORMED: LIFE-TAKER TO LIFE-GIVER AND LIFE-GIVING LEADERSHIP
"When the storms of life crash into our lives, the devastation left behind is often overwhelming. Recovery and healing is slow and arduous. Elizabeth Turnage's devotional is for all those laboring toward recovery. From Recovery to Restoration is a hope-filled, gospel-laced, and Christ-exalting book which invites us into God's story of redemption and helps us see how he is at work to redeem and restore all things, even the aftermath of our personal losses, heartaches, and trials."
CHRISTINA FOX, WRITER, COUNSELOR, SPEAKER, AUTHOR OF A HEART SET FREE: A JOURNEY TO HOPE THROUGH THE PSALMS OF LAMENT
"Having personally known real crisis, both surviving Hurricane Katrina and Stage four colon cancer, I found that Elizabeth Turnage's thoughtful book perfectly captures the landscape of loss after devastating personal events, as she guides the reader through these difficult times to courage, peace, hope and the eventual restoration of all things."
JAMIE ATEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HUMANITARIAN DISASTER INSTITUTE; AUTHOR OF A WALKING DISASTER
"Whether it be in the midst of physical pain, addiction, abandonment, abuse, or habitual sin, Elizabeth will redirect your gaze over and over through scripture to meditate not on the gaping hole of your loss, but on the relentless pursuit of Jesus's love. From Recovery to Restoration is full of encouragement, practical steps, and reminders of the truth of God's faithfulness where trauma and tragedy have dominated. If pain has seemingly stolen some or all of your hope in the gospel, this is the book for you."
HOPE BLANTON AND CHRISTINE GORDON, AUTHORS, AT HIS FEET STUDIES