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by Laurie Thompson

  • ISBN: 193550777X
  • Author: Laurie Thompson
  • ePub ver: 1622 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Ambassador International (September 14, 2011)
  • Formats: lit mbr rtf doc
  • Category: Bibles
  • Subcategory: Christian Living
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Laurie Thompson should be in a wheelchair-in fact, she should be dead. Christine Hillesheim, Director, Joni and Friends Charlotte

Laurie Thompson should be in a wheelchair-in fact, she should be dead. At 14 a drunk driver smashed into the truck Laurie was riding in, throwing her from the vehicle and into a wheelchair. Laurie dipped into depression, devastated by the idea of a future filled with struggle. Christine Hillesheim, Director, Joni and Friends Charlotte. Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy in Adversity powerfully communicates the story of a young woman’s struggle to overcome a tragic accident which left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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Laurie Thompson should be in a wheelchairin fact, she should be dead. Eventually Laurie found triumph through the Lord, and its adversity thats brought her closer to Him. Ask a Question.

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Laurie was critically injured in a tragic car accident at the age of 14. She grew up in Anderson, SC, completed a business degree at Clemson University and earned a Bible Certificate from Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia SC. Laurie also completed a Masters of Divinity in Womens.

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Laurie has chosen to use her unique, challenging life experiences to write an honest perspective that speaks to the faithfulness of God no matter what our circumstances. Life is filled with adversity

Laurie has chosen to use her unique, challenging life experiences to write an honest perspective that speaks to the faithfulness of God no matter what our circumstances. Life is filled with adversity. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by circumstances and challenges in life, it can be fulfilling to see adversity from God's perspective.

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Life is filled with adversity. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by circumstances and challenges in life, it can be fulfilling to see adversity from God's perspective. This book is Laurie's testimony and it demonstrates how she clearly saw God's hand through some very painful times. Seeing adversity from God's perspective, in what Laurie calls the adversity effect, challenges us to allow it to be a conduit for growth.
Comments (7)

Jesmi
I started reading this book and did not put it down until I finished it. What a gripping story of a young woman who experienced a tragic accident that left her paralyzed. She faced tremendous adversity but while in the midst of her recovery was able to see the hand of God working in her life. Laurie's Story is a testimony of God's work in our lives even in the toughest times. Read this book and you will truly be blessed.
Yainai
While Laurie Elmore Thompson did indeed show remarkable strength and faith during her recovery following a horrific wreck caused by a drunk driver, there is an undercurrent of self-righteousness and pride in her attitude and framework that would prevent some people from connecting with or being helped by this account. For example, as a counseling intern, Ms. Thompson describes how she would give scripture to her clients, but because they would not apply them, it would anger her when "they would have the audacity to come back and complain more," and that she also could not relate to the anger and bitterness that one young lady on her floor had due to being paralyzed from the neck down from an accident sustained in the carefree activity of DANCING. Thankfully, she recognized that counseling was not her calling because there is altogether a lack of insight and empathy on Ms. Thompson's part. While I am sure that her faith is real and that she has helped many people, she believes that because she overcame and persevered despite her circumstances, that ALL people should be able to, without taking into account that not everyone has a loving, supportive family as she always has. Those people that tragically have been abused by their parents, suffer from clinical depression or other mental illness, or understandably question their faith may not receive encouragement from this story. This underlying attitude highlights the problem of American Christianity today where people who are truly broken will not be welcomed or helped because they will meet people like this who lack understanding of childhood psychological trauma, mental health conditions, addictions, spiritual injuries, and other adverse situations that affect their faith. Faith, forgiveness, and healing are a process and Christians need to show compassion and gentleness to those struggling in that process. We all have a long way to go in truly walking beside others in their brokenness.
Aver
My mind was blown when I realized the impact of alcohol on this young family. It was hard enough to survive being in a truck hit by a drunk driver, but to also be the victims of a doctor who also had alcohol problems in the same night was unbelievable. This family could be the poster family for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (and drunk doctors). Laurie herself is an amazing woman who journals her amazing recovery with the help of God and her own persistance. Her faith shines clearly in this book. A great read. I was amazed she also learned to ski as a paraplegic.
Zugar
I was able to read this book in one day because I did not want to put it down. Laurie's honest and touching descriptions of the many trials that she and her family endured engage the reader and take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. The reader will weep with anguish, burn with fury, and cheer for a happy ending. Much like the story of Joni Eareckson Tada, Laurie's story will inspire its readers and challenge them to see life's struggles as opportunities to hold on to the One who will guide them through it all. Laurie points out how we can find hope through Christ who gives our lives meaning in easy times and in tremendously hard times.
Grinin
Do you seek inspiration and a horror story with a fabulous, God-filled ending? Then look no further, as Laurie's Story has all of that. As I read the accounts of a tragic accident, I wanted to jump in the story and help! After reading, you just want to give this lady a hug and continue to discover what God wants you to do with your life.
Kabei
What an inspirational and emotional story! Not just a story, but a real-life story that Laurie continues to live with....what a testament to Laurie's incredible faith and strength.
As a fellow Christian writer, I am quite impressed with her writing style. She has a talent for drawing her readers into her story.....a must-read for anyone needing an inspirational lift!
Rude
Laurie Thompson is an incredible person and quite an inspiration as she tells her story. This book is about Laurie's real-life experience of a head-on accident with a drunk driver at an early age that turned her world upside down. Her faith is the only thing that got her through the ordeal. Her faith and determination today is still very strong. This is a short, easy read you will not be able to put down.
Even as a mother of four I had a HARD time putting this book down! First book I have been able to complete in YEARS! Very encouraging and honest. Loved reading the book and gave me a lot too think on work towards! Thanks Laurie for being SO open and honest in your book!

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