Chronic Love Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway




Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Chronic Love by Brooke Bartz, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


 
Title: Chronic Love: Trusting God While Suffering with A Chronic Illness 
Author: Brooke Bartz  
Publisher: Ambassador International 
Release Date: September 1, 2019  
Genre: Christian Living, Health and Wellbeing

Suffering is inescapable in this world. 

Jesus told us we would face perilous trials and that even our bodies would feel the effects of the Fall. For women dealing with chronic illness, most books offer quick-fix counseling or devotional verses taken out of context, helpful only for momentary encouragement.

For true and lasting comfort we must dig deeper into God's Word and the context in which those much-used passages were written.

In Chronic Love, Brooke Bartz reveals a deeply raw and descriptive account of life with a chronic and debilitating illness, and she shares with readers how comfort and strength can be found through the Truth in God's Word.  

Specifically designed for women who daily battle chronic illness, Chronic Love's goal is to provide solid Scriptural encouragement for the fight.
 


 

Brooke Bartz is a stay-at-home wife and mom who lives daily with a chronic disease, knowing firsthand the daunting, gnawing physical and spiritual pain it causes. Yet disease was not always her close companion; in the years before her diagnosis, she grew up playing sports and earned a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Not yet a Christian, she transferred colleges and attended an event for an on-campus ministry; as the Lord had planned, she heard the Gospel and He saved her. Soon after and while still in college, she married her childhood crush and began a volleyball coaching career.

Living with rheumatoid arthritis and gastroparesis, Brooke desires for women to know the truth about the God who loves them and is with them each day as they face disease and disability; she shares the Truth of the Bible as their ultimate healing. Brooke’s passion is spurring on the women God leads to her sphere of influence, inspiring their hearts to keep their strength and hope at the foot of the cross, to trust in the Great Shepherd to one day heal them completely in glory, even though for now they are suffering on earth.  

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When the disciples make it to the galley of the boat and find Christ sleeping, they hound Him with questions, out of fear, not understanding who He truly is. How can He be sleeping? We know the answer: because He is sovereign. He is the King, the Reigning Messiah, and He is God—even the wind and sea obey Him: When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”     – Matthew 8:23-27 He says one word, and the storm is over. The disciples were feeling as if the storm were the swarthy trial that would bring their end, that they were forever lost in the hostile waves crashing over them, to be drowned, suffocated in the vast body of the high seas. Just like the disciples, we, too, can think things are over. We have one last breath before the water is over our bobbing head; we have lost the life preserver that keeps us afloat out of the storm’s vice. If we would stop and praise Him, moved by the power of contentment, and find our joy in the knowledge of who He is—if we would just stop and be still, put on our life jacket, and hang on as we strap in for the choppy sail—we would know that He is always plotting our coarse. He might let us float out into the middle of the ocean, surrounded by only the deep blue, or He could take us into the shark-infested waters, setting our rowboat right in the middle of a Class 5 Typhoon —but He is still steering! The hard things show us we were never commanding the boat in the first place. The trials teach us to let Him be the executive Captain, ruling all. The disciples learned about the sovereign Christ, who is over all, as first-hand witnesses. We are taught that the boat is never off balance, unsteady, never out of His reach to put wind in our sails. He is always at the helm, and we are never, ever without our Captain. No storm in the world could ever elude our God’s rule. If God can tame the untamable storm, if He can halt the most dreaded hurricane, the wettest monsoon, the fiercest torch of a forest fire, wild and unappeased, then He can handle my bones and my body. Natural disasters like hurricanes are a gentle breeze; thunderstorms, a sprinkle from the sky; forest fires, a splintered match snuffed out; tornadoes, a spinning fan on low; earthquakes, a shaking maraca. They are nothing and have no control. He controls the things that doctors, scientists, geologists, meteorologists, agnostics, gurus, monks, celebrities, false teachers, and more cannot understand and will never be able to control, fix, solve, reach, answer, or cure. If we know that He commands the earth and natural disasters, then why don’t we believe He has full control over the ones for whom He gave His son? Why don’t we believe He controls our disease or disability? With one word, just like in the storm, He can say, “Enough!” and your disease would be gone.



(1) winner will receive a print copy of Chronic Love, a Chronic Love T-shirt, a Chronic Love coffee mug, a copy of Trusting God Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges and the workbook for Trusting God Even When Life Hurts!



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