"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Let me begin this review by saying Kay Arthur is one of my favorite Bible teachers. I can call her that, right? Through her various bible studies, including her Inductive studies, I have learned many things about the Bible, God, Jesus and most importantly, how to allow God to change me into what He wants me to be. 

So it should come to no surprise for you, dear reader, to learn her newest book, When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments, is just what it says it is. 

Kay has done what she always does best. She takes difficult, painful moments from her life and shares them with us. She shows us with twelve truths how desperate moments can be the doorway to greater strength, deeper understanding and a renewed purpose.

In When the Hurt Runs Deep, Mrs. Arthur looks at painful subjects that most of us have had to deal with at one time or another. Such as suicide. I wish I had this book when my daughter's godfather committed suicide. It sure would have helped me during that time. Or even learning the benefits of suffering. I learned how suffering can be used by God to discipline me, when I allow God to do so. And when I make choices without listening to God, I learn it's better to listen to Him and make better choices so I don't have to suffer the consequences of those choices. 

When the Hurt Runs Deep is a wonderful book full of truths that will help anyone who is hurting, whether it be from consequences of their own making, situations that have caused hurt in their lives, or helping someone else who is hurting. 

Kay Arthur is the author of many books including As Silver Refined, A Marriage Without Regrets and one of my most favorites; Israel, My Beloved. She currently serves with her husband, Jack, as co-CEO of Precept Ministries, International. 

You can find Kay Arthur on her Facebook page 
Also at Precept Ministries, International 

When The Hurt Runs Deep can be purchased at Amazon
   Christian Books Distributors  and Precepts Store

This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah Press for the purpose of review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

Kay Arthur's books helped me during a difficult time of divorce which ended a marriage of emotional abuse. She has such a gentle way of teaching. This sounds like another wonderful book from her.