When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur

December 28, 2010


At some point in life, every one of us will face the dark pain of heartache and despair, a hurt that pierces so deep we’re left gasping with questions:

Why me? Why now?
What have I done to deserve this?
Will the pain ever go away?
How can God just stand by and let this happen?
What do I have left to hope for?

Writing from insights she has gained, not only through her own valleys of deep hurt but also from years of study and counseling others through their pain, Kay Arthur points the way toward genuine healing. With candor, grace, and vulnerability, she invites you to join her on a journey toward wholeness as you exchange your fears and frustrations, hurts and disappointments for a hope that will never disappoint.


For years Kay Arthur’s Biblical studies have been an inspiration to my family and myself. While dealing with some hurt and frustration of my own I came across this book and eagerly ordered my copy. Kay Arthur does a marvelous job of revealing the deep love of God in a way that spoke deeply into my life. Kay Arthur herself wrote the book in such a way that it feels like you are having a conversation with her. I could almost see the love and compassion radiating from her. Many of today’s Christian teachers and preachers do not give Biblical references while they are speaking which causes their message to simply be their opinion and many times without the Bible involved the view gets skewed. Kay Arthur not only provides Biblical quotes and passages she also provides many references to the ideas and stories she is using. If you are hurting and in need of some real compassion and Biblical truths in your life (who isn’t?) this is the book to have!


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