God's Joyful Surprise Finding Yourself Loved Author:Sue Monk Kidd God's Joyful Surprise is a book of discoveries-spiritual treasures that can transform your life. — Ahen Sue Kidd experienced chest pains at the beginning of a busy Christmas season, she had no way of knowing that she was beginning the most fantastic adventure of her life-the adventure of opening up to God's love. — By taking time to reflect on her... more » life, both past and present, Sue began the process of discovering what God wanted to say to her. As you share Sue's journey, you too will learn to hear God knocking in the events of your life, when you take time to listen for Him, because everything that happens to us can be a word from God Himself.
You'll learn to see God in the world around you-in a leaf or a flower, in a bag lady on a park bench, on a crowded city street, in your backyard, in your families.
You'll share with Sue the grand surprise that you don't have to earn God's love by trying to be perfect. God loves us because we belong to Him-imperfections and all. You'll learn to hear God's love songs spoken just for you.
When life gets too busy, when you feel fragmented, out of balance, or empty,l you'll learn to find your balance again by putting God at the center of your life.
You'll learn how to pray more effectively by thinking more about what God has already given you than about your.wants, by using the power of gratitude.
These and a host of other discoveries await you in God's Joyful Surprise, With Sue Kidd learn how to be human enough to accept your own limitations and at the same time show others the same love God has shown you, to get rid of negative attitudes, to explore creative new approaches to Bible reading, quiet times, meditation, prayer, to give creatively and joyfully out of the abundance God has given you.« less