"One of the paradoxes of the Christian faith is that we learn and grow through difficulties and hard times. Yet we resist them in our passion to live safely and avoid hurt."Dale Evans Rogers has lived her life boldly with verve and gusto. Her pioneer heritage has not allowed her the luxury of "play it safe," of taking an easy way which avoids risk. She writes as a fervent participator in life and not as a spectator; she reflects with penetrating intensity and urgency on the hard and heart-wrenching times that have assaulted her years.But there's no hint of banal nostalgia or of superficial explanation OF of blaming others—let alone God—for her hard times. Instead we are taken behind the scenes of her heart and become a part of her struggles and victories and feel the vibrancy of her faith.There is nothing pallid or plastic about the way Dale works through the raw emotions that can so easily paralyze and defeat a person in today's world. But she gives us a vivid message of hope and confidence and assurance—a pattern of life that will help us in our own hard times."I know from long experience there is no dream world out there anywhere," she says."Ours is a real world—a world of broken relationships . . . loneliness . . . disappointment . . . of being misunderstood'. . . of sickness and death ... of hunger and poverty ... of suspicion and war and terrorism. Thank God, though, there is an antidote to the hard times that 'plague' us in this 'real world'. . . ." Dale gives us a positive answer to the mood of confusion, gloom, and alienation that seems to pervade so much of today's thinking and news.To live through these pages with Dale Evans Rogers is to discover in a new way the Jesus whom God sent into the world to participate in our hardtimes. This Jesus shows us patterns and attitudes for overcoming difficulties. Through His death and resurrection He left behind His promise, "I am with you always; yes, to the end of time."DALE EVANS ROGERS is the author of eighteen books, virtually all of them best-sellers. She has pursued successful careers as a recording artist and a TV and motion-picture personality. On New Year's Day, 1977, Dale and her husband Roy shared the honor of being Grand Marshals of the Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, she has made more than 5,000 appearances for charities in behalf of abused, orphaned, and retarded children. One of America's most honored and beloved women, Dale Evans Rogers is the recipient of the highest awards from numerous organizations, including the American Legion, the American Bible Society, the National Film Society, and the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.FLOYD THATCHER has been involved in management and editorial roles in Christian publishing for more than thirty-six years, fifteen years of which were with Word Books, Publisher, until his retirement in 1982, as Vice-President and Editorial Director. He presently serves as part-time Editor-in-Chief of Word Books in addition to writing and lecturing and teaching writing. Floyd is coauthor, writer, and editor/compiler of seven previous books, including Long-Term Marriage, which was written with his wife Harriett. And he has lectured widely on written communication at various conferences, at universities, colleges, and seminaries.WE GLADLY COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE productS. paypal We reserve the right to cancel any buys from people with extensive negative feedback. PLEASE ask all questions BEFORE you place a buy. PLEASE submit your payment within 7 days of the close of product. All Sales Final Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.