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Making Peace with Change

Navigating Life's Messy Transitions with Honesty and Grace

Change is hard. Learn how to trust God during seasons of change even when your emotions are on a roller coaster. Gina Butz has been there—adjusting to new cultures, friends moving away, learning how to homeschool, even getting a dog—she knows the struggles. But she has experienced firsthand how God uses these transitions to draw His children closer.

She writes with warmth and compassion as she urges you to rely on God’s goodness, lean on Him for strength, rejoice that He is constant, and ultimately to find satisfaction in Him rather than in your circumstances. Biblical stories and Scripture verses help you see change from our heavenly Father’s viewpoint.

Experience His indescribable peace as you rest knowing He works all things together for the good of His children, even during seasons of change.

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A Recommended Read on Dealing with ChangeReview by JeNom
This is definitely a recommended read on how to handle transitions.

What Gina shares is credible, given that she wrote from personal experiences - experiences she shares lavishly with enviable vulnerability.

It happens that I am dealing with a difficult transition right now. The perspective from this book is helping me deal with the 'mess' in a way that is beneficial.

Thank you, Gina. (Posted on 2/7/2020)
Permission to Grow Through TransitionReview by DawnD
I had an opportunity to read Gina's book as part of pre-release launch team. As others have noted, while the circumstances may not be identical, we all experience transitions in every part of our lives. Gina brings life to those transitions and gives us permission to not only survive them, but to grow through those experiences. Her chapter on navigating grief is particularly insightful. As she pointed out, while our American culture tends to "allow" grief when mourning the passing of a loved one, it is critically important to our soul to identify, mourn and grow through other areas of loss in our life. Thank you Gina! (Posted on 2/6/2020)
Practical and EncouragingReview by Becca
Change is hard, and Gina’s approach to making peace with it is realistic and hopeful. She doesn’t shy away from addressing our raw emotions and thoughts, the very things that make us human, in the midst of change. In telling her story she is refreshingly honest and shares helpful practices I plan to adapt in my own life during transition. Her work is grounded in scripture and a faithful love for Christ. It’s definitely a very wise and practical read! (Posted on 2/6/2020)
A friend coming alongside in the midst of the chaos and pointing you to GodReview by mattswife1990
At this moment in my life, reading Gina’s book was very fitting. She has been through some challenging transitions herself and shares them with the reader in a way that feels like a friend coming alongside to encourage you to look to God in the midst of the chaos. This book has been such an encouragement to me, a good reminder that we don’t have to face these things in our life alone because God is right here to carry us through. (Posted on 2/6/2020)
Change is Hard. God is Good.Review by Michele Morin
God’s extravagant grace has met Gina Brenna Butz in her messy seasons of transition. In sharing her experiences, Making Peace with Change has become the breadcrumb trail Gina has left behind, leading the way toward peace and wholeheartedness in the midst of the challenge of change. Admitting that it was hard and then bringing her heart full of doubt and resistance to God was her first step toward peace.

I’ve harvested several valuable principles from her work that I wish I’d had in place twenty-six years ago, and, given that change is inevitable, I am certain that you, too, will benefit from these anchors in truth:

1. Your season of change is an assignment from God.
Lord, You have assigned my portion and my cup, and have made my lot secure”
(Psalm 16:5).

Elisabeth Elliot found peace in this truth as well during a season of upheaval: “It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself.”

2. God is good, even if we do not see it.
If you believe in his sovereignty, take the next step and embrace his goodness.

The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.” (Nahum 1:7)

3. Feelings of loss are real.
The losses that come with transition are God’s way of “calling us to find ourselves in a deeper place, on the solid ground of who He is and who we are in Him.” (47) You are greater than the sum of your accomplishments, but it is also true that you should not ignore your grief. The Bible models lament when our own words won’t come, and, often, true acceptance and peace lie on the other side of grieving what has been lost.

4. Pay attention to your desires.
The desires that bubble to the surface during times of transition will reveal your true heart. Are you responding with anger? Are you tempted to escape present circumstances by checking out mentally or self-medicating with NetFlix (or worse!)? Pay attention to your responses, give them a name, and bring them into the light.

If you are currently walking through a season of transition, embrace the unknown. Making Peace with Change requires a faith-based leaning in to the process of growth God has initiated. Realizing (and admitting) your weakness is the doorway to discovering God’s strength. He longs to make all things new, and he has begun that process right here, right now as you trust him for today’s assignment with today’s grace.

(Posted on 1/30/2020)

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Features & Details

Features & Details

Product Code: XM413
Language English
ISBN: 978-1-62707-971-6
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Publish Date: Feb 4, 2020
Carton Qty: 48
Trim Size: 5.375" x 8"