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Book: Be Held by Him and Companion Guidebook
Author: Karen Brough
Genre: Christian Inspirational
Release date: October, 2021
Seeking light amid a hard journey? Learn ways to take God’s hand and be
Encouraged. Are you weighed down by physical or emotional pain? Trying to survive tough times with no end in sight? Told to “walk with God” but don’t know how? Living with various medical issues for over a decade, author and blogger Karen Brough has triumphed despite debilitating challenges by learning to listen to the heart of the Almighty. As if inviting you into her lounge
room, Karen, passes you a hot drink, welcoming you into her personal, authentic and vulnerable places. You will be encouraged and have hope seeds planted by experiencing along with her, all that He has done! In the conversations, the events and miracles, you’ll find yourself-finding yourself in her stories.
Be Held By Him – Finding God When Life Knocks You Off Your Feet is an inspiring
exploration of the reassurance that can be found in the hardest of places by turning to our
Creator. Through Brough’s own accounts, the Lord’s love letters, and prayers, you’ll feel
unending comfort. And when you learn to hear our Father’s voice for yourself, you will build
a deeper, more satisfying faith to help you persevere.
Karen Brough is an Australian wife, mother, and former Primary School Teacher & has always had a passion for writing. She is the author of ‘Be Held by Him’ Finding God when life knocks you off your feet.
Ten years ago, when hit by a mystery illness, Karen began sharing the encouragement God gave to her, with others. Her heart loves nothing better than to demystifying how and who God is in the everyday and the miraculous.
She loves spending time with her husband and children. In Summer, you’ll find her enjoying the water and offering gelato to anyone who might drop by. In Winter, she makes soups, breads, and muffins. Often hiding vegetables in sweet recipes, much to her children’s dismay (secretly they love it though).
More from Karen
I wrote this book because I was given a dream to do it. I’d had my life turned upside down through medical mystery, and yet in it, God revealed His heart of love for me; and for those who are walking through the tough of life.
At every point, God unveiled every detail of the book, through dreams, verses, songs, life events and so much more. This book series is a testament to His miraculous, hope filled and loving hand, which is ready to pick us up, hold us tenderly and show us the next step. He speaks in ways each one of us understands, and I LOVE this about Him.
Download free art declaration cards based on the chapter themes – 16 ways we hear from God. www.karenbrough.com
I enjoyed the book and companion guidebook. It walks us through a journey with the author as she seeks to find answers. We all struggle in different areas and this book gives us tools of how to grow closer to God. The author went through a period of illness where she felt at times that there was no answers for her. I liked how friends came along side her and encouraged her with God’s Word.
As I read her story I saw how vulnerable she was at times. I know that we all at one point try to hide our weaknesses but God is there to give us strength. She does continue to talk about her illness quite a bit that at times for me was a little too much. I understand her struggles but sometimes she confused me with her back and forth of healing and then not believing everything was all right.
The book is worth reading to get clarity in parts of our life that we struggle with. I did not always agree with everything she said but did find nuggets of wisdom in the book. I appreciate her openness and heart to share with others.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.