Sometimes life can throw you into the deep end, and as you flounder, you feel quite helpless with all hope lost at this stage and a better tomorrow being a far-fetched fantasy. Hope then, becomes that life-changer, and even better, a hope founded in a living source.
This book reveals how that hope can be found or revived through the unpacking of the story of Lazarus who was resurrected from the dead (John 11:1-46). This scripture reveals the great love of Jesus Christ for humans in the most inspiring way.
The lessons unpacked in this book reveal just how skewed the author’s perceptions of Jesus Christ had been and how that affected her communication with Him. They have put context into her prayers as they taught her how she should pray, and also gave her insight into how her prayers are received and processed. Through these lessons, she now has a better perception and way of handling the problem which landed her up in depression even though it's not yet fully resolved to her satisfaction.
Through this book, the author has begun to understand just how intimate Jesus Christ wishes our relationship with Him to be. This understanding has made her realize how hopeful life can be once one reaches that level of intimacy.
As you read you may find yourself identifying with some of the characters discussed, from Lazarus, his sisters, Jesus’ disciples, to the community as a whole. This identification is what may help you improve your relationship with Jesus Christ as you will get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
Together with many more lessons drawn from this story, spending a few minutes of your time on each chapter and reflecting on it, can give you a life-changing experience. Such an experience will fill your days with spiritual growth and peace even in storms, as well as hope of a better future.
May God grant you hope through the knowledge of Him, for every seemingly hopeless situation the devil throws at you.
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About the Author
Shauna Zion is a wife and mother of two who resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. She believes in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
She has a passion for writing, teaching, and public speaking especially on the subject of Depression. She has since attended to her passion through self-publishing two books so far and at least 5 of her articles have been accepted and published by different magazines internationally. Her fulfillment comes from me knowing that her inspirational writing has managed to make a difference in someone’s life.
She started writing in 2006 but only managed to publish her first book in 2017 after the discovery of her true self through psychotherapy for depression. Depression for her was that blessing in disguise she would have never received without it. Through her writings, she aims to have the reader change their perspective of looking at situations, showing them the glimpse of hope that is always there at the end of their tunnel.
Though people's experiences are never the same, she still believes that her experience with the state of hopelessness qualifies her to stand and convince someone who finds themselves in that same status she once experienced.
When she's not writing she's playing around in the kitchen with different plant-based recipes. She also enjoys exercising.