Becoming Resilient

How to Move through Suffering and Come Back Stronger

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"It's not a matter of whether we'll encounter difficulty in life; it's a matter of when and how. And even more important is how we respond. Donna Gibbs has helped many people get through rough seasons in life, and she shares a number of key concepts in this book to guide you toward becoming a more resilient person."--Greg Smalley, vice president, Marriage and Family Formation, Focus on the Family


At some point, we all suffer disappointment, rejection, injustice, and loss. Such suffering can paralyze us, leaving us broken inside and merely going through the motions outside. Whether we remain stuck in these negative patterns or move forward is determined in large part by our resilience.

A professional counselor for twenty years, Donna Gibbs shares the secrets of building resilience that will change your experience of suffering. She offers practical tools and effective coping strategies to deal with whatever life throws your way so you can move through suffering--and come out stronger on the other side.


"Loss is part of every life, yet rarely are we prepared for how to walk through the experience of grief and loss. In Becoming Resilient, Donna Gibbs takes us on a healthy and biblically anchored journey of understanding God's heart in the midst of our sorrow."--Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors

"Practical, real-world steps from a fresh, biblical perspective not only to endure unique life struggles but also to triumph over them. Donna empowers you to take on life's challenges with sincere gratitude and liberating resilience."--Lance Plyler, MD, medical director, Division of World Medical Mission, Samaritan's Purse


Donna Gibbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, she is on the professional referral network for Focus on the Family, Christian Care Network, r3Continuum, and FINDINGbalance. A Christian counselor since 1998, she is director of A Clear Word Counseling Center and of marriage and support ministries for Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Endorsements

"Loss is part of every life, yet rarely are we prepared for how to walk through the experience of grief and loss. In Becoming Resilient, Donna Gibbs takes us on a healthy and biblically anchored journey of understanding God's heart in the midst of our sorrow."

Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors

"It's not a matter of whether we'll encounter difficulty in life; it's a matter of when and how. And even more important is how we respond. Donna Gibbs has helped many people get through rough seasons in life, and she shares a number of key concepts in this book to guide you toward becoming a more resilient person."

Greg Smalley, vice president, Marriage and Family Formation, Focus on the Family

"Are you stuck in your 'Red Sea moments,' paralyzed and unable to navigate the tumultuous storms of life? Becoming Resilient offers practical, real-world steps from a fresh, biblical perspective not only to endure unique life struggles but also to triumph over them. Donna articulately and systematically empowers you to take on life's challenges with sincere gratitude and liberating resilience."

Lance Plyler MD,
medical director, Division of World Medical Mission, Samaritan's Purse

"Donna Gibbs gives us a 'saint's-eye view' of suffering. She enables us to make suffering our friend instead of our enemy. Because in Christ Jesus, we are more than conquerors. So grab a cup of java and let Donna's biblically based words soothe your soul!"

Dennis Swanberg, America's Minister of Encouragement

"Everyone goes through suffering at some point in their lives. How we handle that suffering is what moves us forward or keeps us stuck. Donna Gibbs gives us practical, biblical ways to move through suffering that we can use to enhance our lives and not let suffering destroy us. In short, she offers steps to developing resilience. Whether we have suffered trauma, sickness, or loss, we can become resilient by using the information Donna has shared in this great book."

Drs. Bev and Tom Rodgers, counselors, speakers, authors, and founders of the Soul Healing Love Model of Relationships

"Donna vividly captures the emotional and spiritual trauma people suffer while living through a life-changing crisis. The real value of her writing is the examples of how people developed positive skills to work through these long days. She superbly combines the clinical findings from man with the biblical foundations from God. From these stories, the reader will gain a fresh perspective, a new path to recovery. . . . I highly recommend this book for anyone who is living through life's most challenging times."

Jeff Naber, retired US Probation Officer

"Donna Gibbs does more than empathize with your hurts. She presents the real possibility for you to resiliently react to life's hurts. Her excellent research coupled with her own personal experience will help you rebound from what or who is overwhelming you. Becoming Resilient is a process that you will develop as you read this book. I highly recommend it!"

Dr. Greg Mathis, senior pastor, Mud Creek Baptist Church


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