What will you do when the unthinkable happens?
Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of the ER without your daughter?
More a manifesto for high-octane living than a manual for grieving, Through the Eyes of a Lion will help you turn your journey into a “roar story” by guiding you to
look past what you can see with the naked eyesurvive Saturday—the space between promise and fulfillmentlet God turn your pain into a microphonecue the eagle and run toward the roar
Whether you’re currently facing adversity or want to prepare yourself for inevitable hardship, it’s time to look at the adventure of your life through Jesus’ eyes—the eyes of a Lion.
“He has this story. And he has told it well. With candor. With honesty. With hope.”
—Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Before Amen
“One of the most powerfully transparent books I’ve ever read . . . a book we all need to read.”
—Sheila Walsh, speaker, Bible teacher, and bestselling author of 5 Minutes with Jesus
“This is more than a book. It’s a lifeline.”
—From the foreword by Steven Furtick, pastor and bestselling author of Crash the Chatterbox
Part memoir and part sermon, the first book by evangelical pastor and radio personality Lusko begins with the death of his five-year-old daughter, Lenya, from an asthma attack. In dark moments, he turned to his faith to help handle the pain and anger. Little Lenya's death forces him to ask questions about mortality, and puts his own life and career in perspective: "How do you live out an extraordinary calling while doing ordinary things and living in a world that is all screwed up?" Finding catharsis in the loss, Lusko looks outward to help other grief-stricken Christians. Lusko maintains his hip pastor persona and colloquial style in the face of great loss, describing a career move as "base jumping for God" and a fortunate first church position as a "cush" gig. In the end, he is able to say, "Having my daughter travel to the distant shores of heaven has opened my eyes to things unseen. I will walk with a limp, but I am better for it... It's a gift I desperately want to share with you." This impassioned read conveys palpable pain and honesty, but it's difficult to overcome the exploitative nature of sLusko's overall conceit.
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Through the eyes of a lion
I just finished this thought provoking, life changing, raw, inspiring book. I highly recommmend
Great book! Very inspiring! I’m thankful he allowed God to use him to write it!
Missing pages :(
This has been a wonderful book and I'm so very thankful I have read it bc it helped me better connect with my sister who recently lost her little boy. There were a few pages missing (409 and 449) from my book, not sure if that a download issue or what but regardless I was blessed!