“Struck Down but Not Destroyed” by Debbie Deline

A Mother’s Journey Through Life’s Hardships:
Dealing With Her Child’s Birth Defect

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In her inspirational memoir Struck Down But Not Destroyed, author Debbie DeLine gives a personal account of life with her son, James, who was born with a birth defect that left his brain terribly malformed. Follow Debbie on her journey through her many struggles with God as she experienced her son’s multiple seizures and witnessed his various handicaps develop. Through her intimate and deeply emotional story, Debbie also offers an in-depth Bible study on pain and suffering and finding joy in life’s hardships.

After delving into Debbie’s encouraging book, you will understand more about why there is suffering in the world, why the God of the Bible offers hope and benefits in the midst of a trial, and why His answer is so different from what the world would have you believe. You will also be engaged in a moving story of struggle and heartache, combined with victory and hope. And there will be a confidence that the answers, while coming from God’s Word, are battle tested.

Pick up Struck Down but Not Destroyed today and be motivated to find joy in your trials.

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DebbieIn her inspirational memoir Struck Down But Not Destroyed, author Debbie DeLine gives a personal account of life with her son, James, who was born with a birth defect that left his brain terribly malformed. Follow Debbie on her journey through her many struggles with God as she experienced her son’s multiple seizures and witnessed his various handicaps develop. Through her intimate and deeply emotional story, Debbie also offers an in-depth Bible study on pain and suffering and finding joy in life’s hardships.

Debbie worked full-time for seven years as a mechanical engineer before deciding to stay at home with her son, James.  Although her career took her down the path of math and science, she has always used writing as an outlet for creative expression.

She began teaching and writing Bible studies while she was still in college and continues to teach women’s Bible studies today.

She is married to Jonathan, and they live in Greensboro, North Carolina.

My Review:

Struck Down but Not Destroyed by Debbie DeLine is an emotionally moving story about dealing with her son’s birth defect that left his brain severely malformed, causing seizures on multiple occasions and for long periods of time.  Though she could have gotten pulled down into the “Why me?” world of depression, I find her digging deeper in her faith to receive direction and comfort from God for her and her husband regarding their son’s issues.

In her process of digging deeper into God’s Word, she shares the wisdom she has learned, helping other parents and loved ones to deal with such difficult situations.  She doesn’t sugarcoat her feelings.  She instead uses the Scriptures to help you grow during tough times, much like Job and Paul in the Old and New Testaments.

Though her story is heart wrenching, her true goal is to get you to fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, when trials come your way.  Jesus told us we would have troubles in this world, but He has overcome the world.  Struck Down but Not Destroyed was written to encourage you in your faith walk as you travel your temporary life here on earth.

I certainly was encouraged by her faith and tenacity to find help for her son and find solace in God.  She’s relentless on both accounts.  The truths she lays out are timeless.  And as her story about James unfolds, you will weep and rejoice.  This is a great book for those struggling with developmental issues or diseases in their child’s life!

Thanks to the author for the pictures included in the book.  Had me rooting for James all the way!  They added such a personal touch to the story.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.  I did not receive any monetary compensation.

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