This year we will be exploring the theme of resilience in worship and throughout all of our programs. The resources provided here are curated by the pastors as pieces that can enhance your experience exploring the theme of resilience in your own life.
Podcast: Resilience after unimaginable loss
Grit: the power of passion and perserverance
- “A Place of Healing” by Joni Eareckson Tada. Written in the midst of a new struggle with added pain on top of her paraplegia and full of Bible quotes and life lessons. It’s nice to read a story of someone in the middle of it, rather than after they’ve come through the other side of the tunnel.
- “Hope Heals” by Katherine and Jay Wolf. Katherine was stricken with a stroke six months after the birth of their son whilst they are both in their twenties. The story so far – stroke, recovery and continuing disability – is told with alternating narrative between husband and wife. Very inspiring.
- “Walk to Beautiful” by Jimmy Wayne. A country singer who survives troubled family life and foster system and goes on to walk across America to raise awareness of foster system.
- “When God Doesn’t Fix It” by Laura Story. Her husband is a brain cancer survivor and it talks about their life story around that.
- “Survival in the Shadows” by Barbara Lovenheim is the amazing story of seven Jews who survive the war by hiding, and working, in Berlin.
- “Irena’s Children” by Tilar J. Mazzeo. An incredible story around the Warsaw Ghetto. Most of the story is focused on Irena Adler and the team she builds up around her to rescue as many as possible from the Ghetto. She was “just” a social services worker.
- “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell” by Anita Dittman. An interesting read of a Jew turned Christian surviving the war.
- “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” by Angela Duckworth