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Everyone suffers disappointment, rejection, injustices, and losses, perhaps even traumatic ones. The spiritual pain born of such suffering can paralyze us, leaving us broken inside and barely getting by with the motions of life. Whether we remain stuck or move forward is determined in large part by our resilience.

Concise and compassionate, Becoming Resilient takes our most
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Kimball
3.5 almost 4 stars. Good book. Let's dive into the notes:

"Unmet expectations are often a result of unrealistic expectations."

"Even destructive coping still helps us cope."

"An addiction is anything we attach ourselves to in an attempt to disconnect from pain or suffering."

Ephesians chapter 4 verse 26 talks about how anger isn't a sin in fact anger is the most productive emotion we feel. We shouldn't let anger lead to send by allowing it to control us but then there's the argument can you have her
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Joan
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a professional Christian counselor, Gibbs has seen the deep pain suffered because of tragedy. She offers her practical thoughts on how to make it through that pain. This book contains a wealth of information and good suggestions.

Many have tried to explain why a good God allows suffering. I like what Gibbs concludes. “I have come to the conclusion that God allows some suffering in our lives to expose the fullness of His character – His love and mercy, His compassion and concern, His forgivenes
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Veronica
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing and contains such great wisdom for dealing with all kinds of suffering, from trauma to broken relationships to physical issues. It has enlightening real-life examples of people she's counseled and other people she knows who were either stuck in their suffering or were resilient and moved through it well. She also uses Scripture to explain and comfort. The author first has a section explaining that suffering is normal in that everyone is going to suffer at one time or another ...more
100 Pages per Hour
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the better personal growth books I've read in a long time. I chose to read and review it because I saw that the tagline was "How to move through suffering and come back stronger" and I am glad I did.

I really learned a lot in this book. Some of it I didn't really learn in this book but was reminded of but just the same I learned a lot. I really appreciated that this book was grounded in spiritual truths. A few of the scriptures she used are ones that I have clung to as some of my f
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Megan Taylor
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are many books on suffering and it is hard to set yourself apart as an author when you are addressing this topic. One thing is certain: suffering will come to absolutely every one of us. There is no escaping it.

To be honest, seeing that the forward was written by Gary Chapman made me want to read it. I respect him as an author, so I knew that he would only put his name on the best books.

In my opinion, Donna Gibbs did an excellent job setting herself apart from the other authors who have ad
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Benjamin Liles
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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For most of my life I have struggled with bipolar depression. I have taken numerous medicines to help overcome the struggles I face, both in the manic side as well as depression side. While through all of this I have been and felt suicidal, at least three times in my life, I have marched on. These days, at the age of forty-four, I still struggle, but due to my walk with Christ, things are a great deal easier. Why? Jesus tells us, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world ...more
Joanne Viola
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am not sure we can ever fully comprehend when difficult circumstances enter our lives, nor find the all the answers we seek, but we can find a way to respond in a healthy manner so that difficulties do not consume us.
Becoming Resilient by author, Donna Gibbs, seeks to help us find our way to a healthy response so that we are able to move through our suffering and become even stronger because we have endured.
The author offers practical and wise help to propel us forward to live with greater pur
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Create With Joy
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although God never planned for suffering to be a part of our lives, because of sin, pain, suffering and brokenness is now a natural part of the human experience. Unfortunately, most of us are not prepared for bad things to happen to us, and when they do – when tragedy strikes – we are ill equipped to deal with it.

Often, we fall into destructive patterns of thinking and behaving. We get stuck in our pain. We cope through denial or by overanalyzing the situation, believing that if we can find the
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Sarah
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this day and age, it seems that you can purchase so many books on suffering and self-help, or how to become more resilient as a person, but nothing in my opinion, quite touches the subject as counselor, Donna Gibbs does. I think I connected with this book so well because of my license and degree in social work. I connected with the author and the approach in which she wrote this book and the way she tells of deep pain and suffering.
More importantly, I found how she approaches the question we
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Deborah
Becoming Resilient: How to Move through Suffering and Come Back Stronger (Audio CD) by Donna Gibbs is a wonderful book that encourages the reader/listener to use prayer and scripture to help you get through whatever suffering, ordeal, trial you are facing and going through. Ms. Gibbs is a professional counselor, and compassionately presents helpful tips, and plans to assist you and me to grow in resilience, understand the meaning of suffering in regards to scripture that makes you feel like you ...more
Lovely Loveday
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
BECOMING RESILIENT is a wonderful read that is a self help book that guides you through how to mange suffering. All of us at some point suffer disappointment, rejection, injustice or loss. It really is not a matter of if but when. Gibbs writes in such a way that empowers you to take on whatever life throws your way with practical steps and a biblical perspective. Each chapter has a step by step way to embrace and overcome whatever it is that you struggle with. I really like all the scripture/ve ...more
victoria
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
This book was an incredible writing and compelling to read with had supporting, healing, and giving us a lot of tool to learn to developed emotion, and positive skills to work through these long day that make all we are had been experience grief, loss, suffering, struggling, and having a rough in life. This story will challenges us to Balance Emotionally, Maintain Healthy Relationships in living Christian life with out all this pain. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I rec ...more
Awindyhill
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Encouragement with Christian values, spirituality and heartfelt examples of resilience. Some new and thoughtful perspectives to apply to challenging life situations, no matter your worship.
Hank Pharis
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book offers a lot of practical principles for not getting stuck in our suffering. A little formulaic but still worthwhile and well written.
Casey | Essentially Novel
I wanted to like this book. I really did. The author starts off well in the introduction but one thing I was not expecting was all the stories of people she’s encountered. For a book like this, written by a professional counselor, I wasn’t expecting that 85% or more of the book would be her sharing the situations and outcomes of other people. I expected encouragement, her counseling expertise, biblical foundation (which there is some, like when she briefly writes about Hannah and Paul), but thes ...more
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Donna graduated from North Carolina State University in 1993 with a BA in Psychology. She has post-graduate training in the specialization of School Psychology and an MS in Community Counseling which she earned in 1997 from Western Carolina University. She earned a Ph. D. in Christian Counseling and Psychology from Louisiana Baptist University in 2007. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supe ...more

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