The book focuses on dealing with the times in life where we get knocked down, giving advice as to some strategies to help minimize the damage and felt the recovery along.
The advice itself is good, but I think the most helpful part is simply how open Sheryl is about her own struggles. She tells stories from her own life, even when painful. This makes it easy to relate to her, and also gives a more fleshed out example… instead of just giving answers that sound good but are difficult to really apply to your own life.
The one caution I would give is that you should probably take the time to read the chapter summaries at the start of the book. If you tend to gloss over them like I did, you’ll get thrown a few surprises in some of the last chapters as Sheryl’s story unfolds. Which I suppose is actually a good thing that they caught me offguard, as it shows how into her story I was that the twists and turns threw me curveballs. But if you’d like a bit of a heads up, don’t just skip the intro stuff before chapter 1.
Life is not always easy or fair for the follower of Christ. Yet, Sheryl Giesbrecht has learned, from the depths of past pain, it is possible to be raised up. It is possible to heal. Most importantly, it is possible to exchange hurt for hope. In her inspirational new book, Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down, Sheryl tells her own story. She uses scripture to tell the stories of so many other Biblical figures who stumbled before they could be helped up. Sheryl’s message is one of hope. Trusting God in the midst of a life turned upside down is essential to survival. Without Him, life would not be worth living. Climbing out of the pits of despair would be impossible. Yes, with God to lean on, finding hope is possible. Healing is possible. God is capable of taking our losses and mistakes and turning them into something remarkably beautiful. Won’t you let Him?
“Exchanging hurt for hope” is Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus. She loves to share how God rearranges loss, bitterness, and mistakes, and turns them into something remarkably beautiful.