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Reasons for Hope: In the Mosaic of Your Life
God uses our brokenness to create something beautiful; Carl Kerby shares his mosaic.
Life is not always picture-perfect, and sometimes it
is difficult to see God’s plan or purpose—especially during difficult times. Reasons for Hope: In the Mosaic of Your Life,
by sought-after speaker Carl Kerby, researches the many aspects of faith that
will encourage everyone looking for hope in today’s troubling times. With humor
and passion, Carl answers questions about suffering, evolution, relativism,
faith and more, strengthening his readers and equipping them to offer true hope
to a broken world.
“In a mosaic, the artist arranges pieces of cut or
broken stones or tiles to create a decorative pattern. We may struggle to grasp
the overall design of a mosaic when we’re looking at the individual pieces up
close, because what we see looks like a piece of junk, broken and useless. But
when we step back far enough to view the entire mosaic, we get a new
perspective, and we see the intricate beauty of the finished masterpiece. That
enables us to grasp the original intent of the artist,” explains Carl Kerby. Reasons for Hope chronicles Carl’s rocky
start as the son of a professional wrestler and takes readers from his
difficult teen years and his military career to his stressful responsibility as
an air-traffic controller at one of the nation’s busiest airports and
ultimately to his ministry calling as a speaker. Carl reveals how God has
created a beautiful mosaic from the broken pieces of his life, held together by
the saving grace of the cross of Jesus Christ. As readers join in Carl’s
journey, they will come to understand how the bigger picture of their own lives
reveals a unique and beautiful mosaic.
Using his dynamic and infectious passion, Carl reveals
God’s hand throughout his life, from childhood to adulthood, from unbelief to
belief. No matter what the circumstances, God gathers up the broken pieces of
life and forms them into something beautiful, all according to His purpose and
plan. Carl’s story will not only give reasons for hope but will also encourage
readers to share their only true hope, Jesus Christ. Readers will walk away
knowing that the broken pieces of their lives are used by God to make beautiful
and useful vessels for His work.
Author: Carl Kerby is president and
founder of Reasons for Hope (rforh.com), founded in 2011 as a response to a
calling from God to proclaim the authority and authenticity of the Bible. He
was previously a founding board member at Answers in Genesis for ten years and
served there for over fifteen years. Before that he worked as an air-traffic
controller at O’Hare International Airport. Kerby’s love for Jesus fuels a
passion to engage the minds and hearts of youth and adults so that they can
know the truth of God’s Word. He is a sought-after speaker both in the United
States and abroad. Yet his most cherished accomplishment is his 29-year
marriage to his wife, Masami, and his roles as father to his children, Alisa
and Carl, Jr., and as grandfather to Trey.
for Hope: In the Mosaic of Your Life by Carl Kerby