Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making Sense When Life Doesn’t~Book Review


Making Sense When Life Doesn’t~by Cecil Murphey

About the Book

Beloved author Cecil Murphey empowers readers to discover the good in every situation and to make life better because of adversities.

Sometimes life gets messy. It’s cluttered with too many demands. Companies downsize. Love relationships end. Trauma hits. When chaos erupts, every person has a choice to make—to decide whether it’s the worst time of life, to find comfort in the way things used to be, to move on because change is forced, and then resent everything that happens, or to say, “This can be the best time of my life. I can try the things I wanted to do but never did.”

In Making Sense When Life Doesn’t, Cecil Murphey’s compelling stories, hope-filled insights, and gentle encouragement move readers with messy lives to the stunning realization that life won’t ever be perfect, but it can be good…even exciting!

My Thoughts

Making Sense When Life Doesn’t is a book that shows us that even though we have conflict and chaos in our lives we can over come it. In fact we can thrive in the midst of whatever crisis comes our way.

Cecil Murphey shares with us stories from his own life experiences. To offer us wisdom, hope and encouragement. This book teaches us how to handle rejection and realize it is not the end of the world regardless of the difficulty we are having in our lives. There is much wisdom to be gleaned from this book. 

Mr. Murphey offers encouragement for those who feel discouraged and hope where we might otherwise see failure. Each chapter focuses on a different topic.  

A couple of my favorite quotes from the book:

Letting go is vital to grabbing hold… 36

If I look for happiness it eludes me; if I accept and enjoy what I have happiness finds me… 104

There are many things I can’t do. But more important is what I can do… 143

The chapters are short and make for an excellent daily devotional. This book would make an excellent gift for a friend or loved one.

Read other reviews of the book here.

About the Author


Cecil Murphey has written or co-written more than 125 books, including the bestsellers 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.

Murphey stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.

Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, he served as pastor of Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six. For more information, visit

disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

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