Monday, March 11, 2013

Book Review - Beautiful Battlefields

Where is God in the midst of this?

You've probably heard that question or perhaps asked it yourself. In the battle for your joy, your marriage, your finances, your health, an emptiness creeps in. Where is the peace You promised, God?
Bo Stern has been there-and is still there. Yet in studying the battles in Scripture, she came to a startling conclusion: God is using these fierce fights in our lives for an astonishing purpose.

Bo Stern knows the most beautiful things can come out of the hardest times. Her Goliath came in the form of her husband's terminal illness, a battle they are still fighting with the help of their four children, a veritable army of friends, and our extraordinary God. Bo is a teaching pastor at Westside Church in Bend, Oregon.
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This book is so good for any of us going through a battlefield. Let's be honest, we have just come out of a battle, are in a battle, or are preparing for a battle. Life can be very difficult, but Bo Stern gives us a book full of hope for those battles.
I was most touched and blessed by Bo's honesty in this book. Her husband has ALS and this is a huge battlefield. She is honest about those times that she barely hangs on, but then, is equally honest about how the Lord holds her up. 

My very favorite part of the book are the questions at the end of each chapter. I love them because they help me to focus on how to fight my battles, with God's help, and also puts my focus on the fact that the Lord is with us as we do battle. 

I found this book very helpful as I fight the battle of pain. So much of what Bo shared totally related to my battle. The greatest thing is, her book will also relate to whatever your battle is and give you practical, Biblical ways to deal with your battle.

I will be keeping this next to my chair so that on those days I need direction, hope, and comfort in my battle, I can open this wonderful book for help! 

I highly recommend this book - it really is a great book to help you with whatever battle you're facing.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie



  1. Julie - thank you so much for the wonderful review. May you know His beauty in every battle you face!

    -Bo Stern

  2. Julie - thank you so much for the wonderful review. May you know His beauty in every battle you face!

    -Bo Stern


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