Author Sue Horton is a freelance writer living in New Zealand. Married since 1986, Clayton and Sue have four children. Correspondence is welcome.
Inside are answers to some of the most essential questions on the topic of suffering and faith; questions such as "Where is God in my pain?" "Why doesn't He deliver me?" and "Does He even Care?"
This new inspirational book includes the captivating stories of more than a dozen real-life people who have conquered their despair in the face of insurmountable odds. Awakened to the fact that they do not live in a fairytale world they have found a way to not only deal with their pain, loss and injustice but to continue to believe in a loving, all-powerful God.
Through their experiences and the message that this book contains, those struggling with unanswered prayer, disappointment in God and disillusionment with the Christian life will find tremendous comfort, encouragement and hope to renew their faith and learn to walk with God again.
Living in the Real World will captivate your heart and offer hope to even the hopeless.
NZ $26.99 (incl GST)
"Living in the Real World exposes the cliches and the 'truths taken to extremes' of Christendom and with candid honesty seeks to address the mysteries we all grapple with. Within a few pages I was reaching for my highlighter! Thanks Sue, we needed you to write this book and say like it should be said. You have boldly echoed our private questions and all the while, pointed us to Jesus."
Murray Burton, Principal Elim Christian College
"This is a book of hope for those who struggle to see God in the darkness. With heart-warming stories of people thrust into the pits of sadness and despair, it affirms the goodness and faithfulness of God - even when he doesn't come through in ways we think he should."
Brian K. Smith, Theologian
"When it comes to the deep and hard issues of suffering and loss... stories of real people in real situations are perhaps the only way to convey messages that really mean anything..."
John Cowan, NewstalkZB Real-Life Program Host and Senior Writer/Producer Parents Inc.
"Sue tackles issues that are often thrown into the 'too-hard' basket... [she] has worked hard to give a voice to those who suffer, while at the same time reaching for a way through that is grounded in God's love and grace."
Rob Harley, Journalist
"...this book is a must read for those who have been through, are going through, or will go through, trials of many kinds..."
Grant Harris, Senior Pastor Windsor Park Baptist Church
"... a candid and heartfelt glimpse into the spiritual struggles faced by many people. I recommend [Living in the Real World] to both the mature in faith and to those who are seeking to begin or deepen their relationship with God. In this book, you will find hope!"
The Rev. Thomas R. Milam, MD, Practising psychiatrist and ordained Anglican Minister