"This book outlines eight transformational power principls that Gene and Carol Kent learned in the process of facing the news that forever changed their lives: Their twenty-five-year-old son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with an impeccable military record, shot and killed his wife's ex-husband. Jason Paul Kent, long recognized for his exemplary character, now walks a path no one could have predicted...and his family lives in the aftermath of a devastation most cannot imagine.
Carol's candid retelling of her emotional and spiritual agony will touch your heart. The principles the Kents learned in the process of surviving such unspeakable circumstances will bolster your faith, renew your hope, and cahllenge yo to new levels of personal and spiritual commitment." (From the front flap of cover.)
Time weaves its way through the shock, the hurt, and the inexpressible fellings, and one day you discover that in the process of daily survival, you have instinctively made decisions (good and bad), defined your theology, formed an opinion about God, and dtermined that you will either curl up and die emotionally or you will choose life.
There are times in life when all of us are called upon to make heart sacrifices. Some of those sacrifices are things we choose because of a cause we believe in or a desired end that makes our decision worthwhile. However, most of us will face an "Isaac experience," when a crisis is thrust into our lives without warning and without survival instructions. Our "Isaacs" are the heart sacrifices we make when we choose to relinquish control and honor God with our choices even when all seems lost.
When I Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent pg. 12
I highly recommend reading this book. When I went to bed last night I was three-fourths of the way through her book. It is solid in her biblical applications to life's situations. With all that is going on right now with our Pilgrims at Pilgrim Pals I do believe it shares active encouragement in fighting a war against the enemy of God and ourselves.
At the end of each chapter she includes a section called God's Power in Your Circumstances. In these sections she will help to direct your thinking with specific Bible verses and she will ask you probing questions to help you work through whatever your "Isaac experience" may be.