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Turning hurts into halos
Schuller, Robert H. (Robert Harold), 1926-2015.
Publication Information:
Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 241 pages ; 24 cm
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This is Robert Schuller like you've never heard before. Though it echoes the extraordinary insightfulness and encouragement you have come to count on from Dr. Schuller, never before has he written a book so personal, so moving. This book is about adversity, tragedy, despair. But it's also about hope, joy, and eternal victory in Jesus.

For the first time, he discusses many of the difficult events of his life. He provides positive examples to show readers how he got through them and how they can emerge victoriously also.

Author Notes

Robert H. Schuller was born on September 16, 1926 in Alton, Iowa. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a minister in 1950. From 1950-1955, he was the minister at the Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Chicago. In 1955, he founded the Reformed Church in America in Garden Grove, California.

As a televangelist, he tried to integrate the teachings of John Calvin with the positive thinking of Norman Vincent Peale. After becoming one of the nation's best-known pastors, he watched Crystal Cathedral Ministries file for bankruptcy in 2010 amid huge debt, a changing religious broadcast industry, an aging audience, and family squabbles over leadership.

During his lifetime, he wrote over thirty books including Turning Hurts Into Halos; Tough Times Don't Last, but Tough People Do; and If It's Going to Be, It's Up to Me. He received numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award, Freedom Foundation Awards, Clergyman of the Year, Awards of Excellence for Religion in Media, and Peacemaker Awards. He was also known for his four decades of televised Sunday services, Hour of Power. He died from esophageal cancer on April 2, 2015 at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. Welcome to the Human Racep. 1
2. How Heavy Is Your Hurt?p. 21
3. Life's Heaviest Hurt--Abandonmentp. 49
4. How Are You Handling Your Hurt?p. 71
5. Hurts Never Leave You Where They Find You!p. 99
6. Are You Making It Hard for People to Help You?p. 123
7. There's a Halo Hidden in Every Hurtp. 141
8. Never Give Up Hope!p. 163
9. The Hurting Heroes Hall of Famep. 181
10. There's Life Beyond Hope!p. 211
A Closing Prayer for Youp. 235
Notesp. 239
About the Authorp. 241