Joy in Surrender: Living a Life Surrendered to God

Author: Deborah Stricklin

Publisher: Bridge Logos

Published: 2019

Paperback: 176 pages, Large Print Edition, 124 pages, Kindle Edition

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We often try to avoid the painful trials in life. After all, we would prefer to live our Christian lives from victorious moment to victorious moment. But the apostle Peter has challenged us to look at our trials differently:

Instead, be very glad-for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. (1 Peter 4:13, NLT)

As we embrace our partnership in Christ's suffering and fully surrender our lives to His purposes, this wonderful joy in Christ is ours!

What Others are Saying

Surrendering selfishness enhances a marriage. Surrendering unforgiveness leads to a healthier life. Surrendering dogmatism will unfold new horizons in relationships. Surrendering our finances to the Lord brings heavenly abundance. And surrendering to His will saves us from unnecessary heartaches and detours in life. Deborah Stricklin constructs a masterful exposition of Peter’s life—his life learnings, heartaches, teaching, struggles, and admonitions extracted from his first letter. You will find the author’s transparency refreshing and her biblical applications relevant to our lives today. Surrender—there is Joy in Surrender.

Samuel R. Chand, Author, Speaker, and Owner/Consultant at Samuel R. Chand Consulting

Deborah Stricklin passionately puts her heart into whatever is before her. Her work in authoring this book is no exception. As I read Joy in Surrender, my first thought was, “I cannot wait to put this book in the hands of every person on the World Missions Ministries Council, the leadership of WMM, and each and every missionary in our fellowship.”

Barbara A. Carter, MD, Member, World Missions Ministries Council, International Pentecostal Holiness Church

Reading Joy in Surrender was deeply stirring. As readers we get to peek over the shoulder of someone who has spent many hours in the presence of the Almighty. You and your world will be better for taking the time to read this book.

Sheila Harper, Founder/President, SAVEONE

Deborah Stricklin offers to us a veritable guidebook on how to grow strong in the grace of God and the greatness of His purpose and power in every season of life. I highly recommend Joy in Surrender as an antidote for the “feel good faith” of our day and an answer for those seeking a real and resilient faith that produces eternal results.

Dale Evrist, Senior Pastor, New Song Nashville

About the Author

Deborah Rae Stricklin is an author, Bible teacher, professional certified life coach, founder/president of Deborah Stricklin Ministries, college instructor, and ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. In addition to Deborah Stricklin's other ministry efforts, she maintains three ministries in Pakistan. One is a weekly teaching ministry via Skype in a School of Ministry to train both men and women in Christian ministry. A second ministry established by Deborah is the DSM Sewing Training Center, founded in 2019. The goal of the training center is to teach women to sew in order to earn money for their families. And in March 2020 Deborah joined a local pastor in Pakistan to open St. John’s School, which now provides accessible Christian schooling to the young children of their village.
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