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Dealing with Disappointment ebook

How to know joy when life doesn't feel great

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John Hindley shows how real joy can co-exist with real disappointment in this warm, realistic and above all hope-filled book.

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Life is disappointing. And disappointment can so easily come to dominate our life—the nagging thought in the back of our minds and the constant 'but' coloring all our pleasures.

In this realistic, hope-filled book, John Hindley shows how to deal with disappointment — what disappointment is, what it does, and how to learn to live with the disappointments while also knowing joy.

If your life isn't perfect… you need this book!

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  • 1. You're disappointed
    2. We should be disappointed
    3. We're too disappointed
    4. A hope that destroys despair
    5. A purpose that replaces escape
    6. A perspective that shrinks sadness
    7. Disappointed with how things are
    8. Disappointed with my success
    9. Disappointed with my ministry
    10. Disappointed with myself
    11. Disappointed with my God
    12. Fighting for joy
    13. You won't be disappointed

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Contributors John Hindley
ISBN 9781784981211
Format eBook
First published January 2017
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Tim Chester

Crosslands Training; Author of Enjoying God

Allows us to be honest about our disappointments, and then invites us to view them with a great purpose, a new perspective, and an unshakeable hope. A wonderful combination of biblical insight and down to earth wisdom.

Andrea Trevenna

Women’s worker at St Nicholas Sevenoaks, Kent; author of The Heart of Singleness.

I am so grateful for this book. It was just what I needed to hear. It left me rejoicing afresh at the gospel which is able to totally transform how we view our circumstances, and to enable us to live lives with a real sense of purpose and contentment.

Graham Beynon

Head of Local Ministries, FIEC, UK

This book can and should be life-transforming.

Independent reviews

Really helpful

Catherine Brooks, Jan. 1, 2017

This book, as the title suggests, helps us deal with that disappointment in an appropriate way so that we can use it to focus all the more on Christ’s return. … I found all of it really helpful: it really is a breath of fresh air.... continue reading


Simple, direct and kind

Ruth Eardley, Evangelicals Now, March 31, 2017

Readers will appreciate the author's generosity of spirit, friendly style and enthusiasm. I especially liked his insights as to when disappointment is right and proper and the stirring appeal to transform our home-groups (read it and see!)... continue reading

Customer reviews

March 10, 2020

“A must read”

(Review written for 'Dealing with Disappointment')

I have read this book twice and will read it again. There is so much gentle and encouraging wisdom in it's pages. The style is easy going, the chapters are brief and the points are well made and argued. I bought a few copies for friends and fellow church members. You won't be disappointed if you buy a copy and read it, rather you will be blessed.

Oct. 28, 2019

“So encouraging”

(Review written for 'Dealing with Disappointment')

I found this book really encouraging and helpful. I'm biased, because I'm part of the author's church family, but I wouldn't leave a review if I didn't think it was really good!

April 8, 2017

“Very useful concepts for daily life and disappointments.”

(Review written for 'Dealing with Disappointment')

We all get disappointed and this book puts several interesting ideas forward to help us come to terms with our experience. I appreciated the ideas of under disappointed and over disappointed and have started to use those terms when looking at my life. Also in the end all things come under the perspective of eternity. It is good to know it is OK to be disappointed and in some situations it is a sign of our longing for the coming of the King.

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