Before I began reading for this project I asked myself. What do I want to take away from it, and why? To be honest, at first, I didn’t know what I wanted from reading the book When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur. After opening myself up to the truth I realized deep within me I sought answers to my life. My heart longed to know the reason behind why certain things occur but an even greater question arose out of my inner thoughts and up to the surface: Have I truly moved past all the hurt that runs deep?
I spent a minimum of half an hour in full pondering about having to choose a book. Not only a book, but the right book. I wanted to take this project as an opportunity to learn something new by reading literature I would enjoy. I did not want …show more content…
She begins the first chapter by listing various examples that many human beings tend to face in life. The instances mentioned ranged from being fired from a job to receiving news that the new born baby has no heartbeat. It is a cold reality that the author immediately points out. Kay Arthur, at this point, sets the tone for the entire book. The author used plenty of illustrations. Some of the illustrations were bible stories while others where personal stories others shared with her. Kay shared some of her personal struggle and victory over the sin in her life. Throughout the book she let me know three things. One: I am going to be honest and straight to the point as you read the chapters. Two: I will use illustrations as evidence in order to set a foundation leading to the proving of a point. Three: I will use God’s word in everything I say because he is the way, the truth, and the …show more content…
She moves through all eighteen chapters by dissecting the meaning of all twelve truths labeled as “Healing Truth”. The first truth tells the reader that if God allows pain it is because there is a purpose for it. A purpose that will work out for good. The chapters are arranged in a way that the reader understands why God works the way that he does even if it does not make sense. She also chose to include how some people burden themselves with pain they themselves can bring to a halt. After all the soul searching she encourages the book ends on the twelfth Healing Truth. The twelfth of the truths explains to the reader how the only way to heal is if the “healing begins at the cross” for it is “the greatest expression of God’s love”. The writing is set up so simple and easy to understand. It is very difficult to get lost reading her book.
As I read the book, simple as the book may be, my list of questions only got bigger. I only found what I already knew and everything that I have already been told. I found myself questioning her reasoning and whether I caught her exact perspective on others. This questioning presented itself on page 44 as she elaborated on the topic of God’s anger. On page 43 it says “Anger isn’t always a sin”, and yes I agree with that. I do believe there is righteous anger, but I do not completely understand where she stands as to God’s judgment. On page 44 she
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2) She seems like she is telling everyone they way they should think: I don't get why she is so hung up on telling people who they should call what, and what they should do about it. Half of her book is about letting people feel free to be who they are, being proud of ones back round, and having a mind of your own and thinking for yourself.
These two novels spoke about real powerful momentous events that occur in the authors’ lives. The authors emerged from the shadows and transformed their mishaps into motivation of overcoming life’s hardships. These two stories exemplify ways of overcoming Life’s hardships and finding sense of oneself. These authors break their vows of silence to prove the beauty of a broken person. They both converse on racial discrimination, relationships with God, & coming into themselves.
...terpretations of the literary experience the book provided. From the chosen evidence the ‘planning for learning experiences’ and instructions could begin.
In Chapter 14, “What’s Motivating this Writer?” One key point is that the author can be writing based on an argument that he or she is responding to. They usually build arguments over issues that may be overlooked by their readers. Rather than having one argument, they have multiple and include the actual standpoint of the argument and also have their own response to it. Also, the reader should try to visualize what the author is arguing about so they can understand what they are retorting to or know what the argument is about.
In this book, there were no characters so I chose to write about the most interesting topic in chapter one called “excuses, excuses.” The author here explains about the very first fight between husband and wife and the excuses Adam and Eve gave to cover up their sin in the Garden of Eden. When God asked them of their crime, they tried to put the blame on each other. In all fairness neither of them lied but they did try to cover up the truth, literally. (Genesis 3) Both of their excuses were true but they were very lame. They both refused to take responsibility for their actions and lied straight to God’s face.
Richard Wright, in his essay “Discovering Books,” explains how reading books changed his outlook on life and eventually his life itself. The first book that widened his horizons was an overtly controversial book by H. L. Mencken. I have a story not so dissimilar from his.
No, I don’t think that she contradicts herself by saying this. I feel going into any reading the reader should have an opened mind about a text. The source may have a “big image” that the author wanted the reader to take from the reading. As well as read as if it was a story, it would help with getting what the author wanted. However some texts need to be read with a higher train of thought and a reader needs to be conscious about
She struggles to grasp the concept that he could have stories in the Bible of killing so many people. She thinks this goes against everything he is for in the ways of loving everyone and treating everyone as his children. Even in present time she talks about a girl who was executed in a video she saw, and all the natural disasters. How can this amazing God let all of this happen to his people she wonders. That is something I have always struggled to understand growing up how can God be so evil to his children. The answer I always got was that there was a reason and purpose for everything, and God had a plan for everything. I found that answer hard to believe with all the evil that is in world today. Just like Evans I still struggle with understanding why God does some of the things He does, but I guess that is why He is God and I am
Life is filled with memories and experiences that eventually, maybe even without any realization, determine the person an individual becomes. While the majority of people would prefer to be influenced by the positive moments (accomplishments, birthdays, graduations, etc.) the reality of the situation is that most individuals face experiences they would rather forget then accept as a part of their journey through life. Authors Brent Curtis and John Eldridge discuss this understanding in their novel, The Sacred Romance. The message of the arrows is one that many people try to avoid at all cost simply because they do not want to deal with the pain that accompanies each arrow. Throughout life, one of the most constant realizations is pain accompanies
I had expected my performance in school to make me truly happy when it really couldn’t. When something as important as my identity failed me, I felt empty. Although the real reason for this emptiness was unimportant, it revealed a much larger and deeper issue. Instead of putting my confidence in unfailing love, I had let a worldly concern determine my
Going through life means experiencing great happiness but also great loss. Every loss we face may hurt and cause us grief, but we must let life take its course and endure the pain, for we cannot know true happiness without knowing true sorrow. Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet” discusses the hardships that come with pain and loss and gives insight about how a person can overcome that pain. Even the pain might hurt a great deal right now, the wound will only heal if we allow ourselves to feel that pain. As famous poet Lao Tsu once said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“Pain” by Diane Ackerman is a story about people who learned to conquer pain. The narrator was telling us when mind and body are connected, unbelievable things can happen. Ackerman described human body as “Miraculous and Beautiful” (298). The author represented many methods of controlling pain, and how difficult it is to define it “which may be sharp, dull, shooting, throbbing, imaginary” (301). At the end of the story she described that people are happy because the absence of pain “what we call happiness may be just the absence of pain” (301).
A little background history of the urgency this book places in my heart towards the broken. I grew up in a single parent home, my mom divorced my adulterous abusive father after she (and inadvertently us) experienced some injurious abuse leaving her hospitalized. This was just the beginning of the violence I would experience and see as a ‘women’ in this world. Now a child of a single parent home, the violence was turned towards me, first starting with my brother’s endless abuse, not your average sibling rivalry, rather pretending to drown me, suffocate me, sitting on me. As my brother became harder to control, it was my mom’s abuse towards the two of us physical, mental and the neglect. As my mother’s boyfriend moved in with us, then begin more of the abuse