Rainbows for Rainy Days

Rainbows for Rainy Days Book Review

Title: Rainbows for Rainy Days

Author: Catherine Campbell

Publisher: Monarch Books

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-85721-289-4

Genre: Devotional

Pages: 95

Price: $12.99

About the book & author:

Catherine Campbell’s experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.
Isaiah 40:31 says, that “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” Campbell comments:
 How often have you wakened in the morning knowing that the problem, or the pain, or the unpaid bill has not disappeared? We worry and fret ourselves into exhaustion. Yet God has promised us endurance.
 The great eagle cannot reach the heights merely by its own strength. As it spreads its impressive wings the bird allows the wind to carry it to places no other bird can go. This kind of flying appears effortless because the eagle trusts in a power bigger than itself . . . the wind!
In this unique devotional, Catherine examines different aspects of God’s love for those times when life gets hard. Perfect for anyone needing encouragement in difficult times, Rainbows for Rainy Days gently shows readers how to turn pain over to Him.

My thoughts:

I love picking up devotionals because not only do I get scripture from the bible but I also get some kind of insight from the author.  I have to say that Rainbows for Rainy Days if one of my favorites of all time.  I promise there isn’t a day, emotion, feeling, anything at all that this devotional doesn’t cover.  There are only forty but they will carry you through all the days you need them.  Even if you revisit them again you can gain another perspective in the same words or find something you missed the first time.  Just reading about Catherine and her life, immediately reminds me that when I think my life is so bad, that someone may have it or had it worst than me.  Campbell has poured her heart into this book to help others get though those days when we feel like we are down and out and we can’t see anything but the rainy blues.  I was really drawn into the second devotional in the book as it talks about the word “WHY”.  It seems like a simple word but reading how Catherine shares about how much we use this word to question everything when all seems lost.  She found a great way to remind you in the end that we need to remember the light at the end of the tunnel or the rainbow that comes after the storm.  This whole book is a beautiful and uplifting way to inspire and remind us of God when we need those reminders the most.

It would make a great book for anyone.  You could give it to both men and women.  Every family should have a copy of this book in their homes.  It’s a perfect gift to give when you know someone is going through some troubles and they could use some light in their lives.  This book is a blessing to me, my family and it will be to you and yours as well.  You can connect with Catherine on Facebook to keep up with her and all her amazing work and inspiring story.

Disclosure: I was provided this book for review from Kregel Publications.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

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  1. says

    I am very touched by your encouraging review of my little devotional ‘Rainbows for Rainy Days’. It was a delight to write and my desire is to see it touch hearts, as it has yours. Bless you for posting.

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