Thursday, May 10, 2012

Making Sense When Life Doesn't by Cecil Murphey

Subtitle: The Secrets of Surviving in Tough Times.

Are you going through a rough patch right now? Maybe you've lost your job or you're having difficulty with a personal relationship. Whatever your situation, Cecil Murphey provides encouragement in this, his latest book.

Murphey uses anecdotes from his own experience as a writer, pastor, missionary, and family man to analyze typical "bumps" in the road of life. The premise of the first chapter is: "Life is messy. I can't avoid the chaos, but I can choose my response to the crisis." In the forty-five remaining chapters, Murphey covers many common life situations. For example, I particularly appreciated the chapter on valuing what we have rather than grieving about what we don't have. "I don't need more things to be happy. I need to value what I have," says Murphey.

Perhaps we need the unplanned, unwanted events in our lives to make us stronger and help us appreciate what's really important in life. The last chapter states: "I'm not who I used to be, and I don't know who I'll be at the end of my life. I'm an work in progress." I'm reminded of a friend's favorite quote, "There's joy in the journey." As Murphey suggests, the journey is what life's all about.

Click on the image above to go the Amazon listing and view the table of contents. For the Kindle edition, click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from author Cecil Murphey without any strings attached. I was not required to publish any review at all. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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