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A New Kind of Normal: Hope-Filled Choices When Life Turns Upside Down (edition 2007)

by Carol Kent

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Title:A New Kind of Normal: Hope-Filled Choices When Life Turns Upside Down
Authors:Carol Kent
Info:Thomas Nelson (2007), Hardcover, 240 pages
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Tags:Christian Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Hope

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A New Kind of Normal: Hope-Filled Choices When Life Turns Upside Down by Carol Kent

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Carol Kent writes of her and her family's ordeal as her son is jailed indefinitely for the murder of the father of his step children. Her painful story is interspersed with tragic stories of other women whose lives have also been permanently affected by a tragic event. Kent candidly admits she has been angry at God at times. However, her faith has also given her hope and enabled to her adjust to her new kind of normal. At the end of each chapter, questions are provided to encourage the reader to reflect on her own circumstances. ( )
  KingstonUCA | Apr 15, 2009 |
"Carol Kent knows better than anyone that sometimes you can't force life to meet your expectations. Instead, you must adjust to a new kind of normal. With gripping honesty, Carol weave together her own painful story with the stories of other who have learned to live the lives they were given. Carol shows again and again that it is possible to persevere against despair, to hold on to hope, an to trust God's faithfulness in an upside-down world. ( )
  CoraJoanBurgett | Sep 7, 2008 |
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Carol Kent has lived every parent's nightmare. After her only son was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Carol's life took a permanent detour. She and her husband, Gene, have been adjusting ever since, moving to Florida to be near the prison, starting a new ministry for prison inmates and their families, and sharing the faithfulness of God with anyone who will listen.

A New Kind of Normal begins with the story of that horrible night when Carol and Gene learned their son had been arrested, but it doesn't end there. In fact, Carol knows what it means to live with an unthinkable circumstance that will never change-and to still make hope-filled choices. Through the eight chapters in this book, Carol will use their own story, the story of Mary mother of Jesus, and stories of women who have experienced their own "new normal" to share how God has led them to choose life, gratitude, vulnerability, involvement, forgiveness, trust, and action.

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Carol Kent has lived every parent's nightmare. After her only son was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Carol's life took a permanent detour. She and her husband, Gene, have been adjusting ever since, moving to Florida to be near the prison, starting a new ministry for prison inmates and their families, and sharing the faithfulness of God with anyone who will listen. This book begins with the story of that horrible night when Carol and Gene learned their son had been arrested, but it doesn't end there. In fact, Carol knows what it means to live with an unthinkable circumstance that will never change-and to still make hope-filled choices. Through the eight chapters in this book, Carol will use their own story, the story of Mary mother of Jesus, and stories of women who have experienced their own "new normal" to share how God has led them to choose life, gratitude, vulnerability, involvement, forgiveness, trust, and action.--publisher description.… (more)

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