‘Book review, recommendation: Abiding in Him: A Life Together in Ministry by Bettie and Barry Gilbert

I was so blessed by my dear friend Lisa Howeler’s review of our book on her blog. Join me over at her site:

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When you deal with chronic illness, it isn’t easy to always stay upbeat or hopeful.

You feel as if God can not use you because you struggle to even leave your house, let alone go out into the world and preach the gospel.

Bettie Gilbert and her husband Barry learned over the years that not even chronic illness, various attacks on their joy, and heartache could stop God from using them to further his kingdom.

That’s the story that is written in Bettie and Barry’s new book Abiding in Him: A Life Together in Ministry.

This beautiful book which can also be used as a devotional was written in the past year by Bettie and Barry and is published by Chronic Joy, a wonderful organization that Bettie is a part of. The organization helps support those who struggle with chronic illnesses.

The book is full of inspiring stories, poems, Bible…

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6 thoughts on “‘Book review, recommendation: Abiding in Him: A Life Together in Ministry by Bettie and Barry Gilbert

    1. Oh Melissa, thank you for all of your encouragement and love through these years of our connections. God has blessed me so much through your notes and prayers. Blessings to you today too .

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  1. I so agree with Lisa that your book is “full of hope in a hurting world.” What I especially still reflect on is how again and again you had to surrender to God’s way and timing and how faithful God remained in holding you up through so much difficulty. Such an encouraging reminder that still warms my heart! Love and blessings to you of strength and peace for each day!

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    1. Oh Trudy I’m so thankful that God brought you encouragement thru our story. It’s so amazing to me still, as I look back, how very faithful God was in every place of my own weaknesses. Thank you dear friend for all of the hope and sweet prayers you have offered thru our many years of blogging together. May God bring blessings to you this New year!

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  2. Dear Bettie, Your story is so precious and such an uplift—your whole life is. I am ever so grateful that God ever allowed our paths to cross and that we are sojourners on this Christian journey. You have blessed and encouraged me so many times. May He richly bless and reward you, dear friend, for all your labors in His Kingdom.

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    1. Dear Cheryl, I am so thankful for your encouraging story too. Isn’t the love and timing of our Lord so amazing? We just never knew how He would weave our lives together to keep us looking up to Him. Thank you dear sister for all of your prayers and love through the years. Blessings and love to you.


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