After miraculously surviving a near-fatal brainstem stroke at age 26, as told in their memoir, Hope Heals, life for Katherine and Jay Wolf changed forever - and so did the way they viewed God, the world, and themselves in it. There was no going back to normal after such a tragedy. Yet Katherine and Jay learned that suffering is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new story.
In Suffer Strong, they invite us into this new story as they share universal lessons and helpful practices that will help us to:
- Recognize we are being equipped for an uncommon assignment, not cursed by our story.
- Transform our unmet expectations into brave anticipations.
- Disrupt the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life.
- Rewrite the narrative of hard circumstances by turning our definitions of suffering into declarations of strength.
- And, ultimately, thrive even in the lives we never imagined living.
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Louie Shelley Giglio 11
Prologue: Hope Prevails (JAY) 15
1 Invisible Wheelchairs: Redefining Limitations Katherine 19
2 Telling a New Story: Redefining the Past Jay 37
3 Joyful Rebellion: Redefining Celebration Katherine 53
4 Post-Traumatic Growth: Redefining Trauma Jay 65
5 Opening Our Hands: Redefining Loss Katherine 79
6 Fully Known, Fully Loved: Redefining Failure Jay 93
7 Walking Away from Shame: Redefining Beauty Katherine 109
8 In Sickness and in Health: Redefining Commitment Jay 125
9 The Power of "We": Redefining Community Katherine 143
10 Glorious Scars: Redefining Healing Jay 163
11 The Path before Us: Redefining Calling Katherine 179
12 Waking Well: Redefining Hope Jay 197
Epilogue: The Good/Hard Life (Katherine) 215