Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy In Adversity

by Laurie Elmore Thompson

Genres: Biography, Christian Living, Inspirational

ISBN: 9781935507772

144 pages

Price: $10.99

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Life is filled with adversity.

Instead of becoming overwhelmed by circumstances and challenges in life, it can be fulfilling to see adversity from God’s perspective.

Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy In Adversity is Laurie’s testimony after a tragic accident that left her paralyzed, and it demonstrates how she clearly saw God’s hand through some very painful times.

Seeing adversity from God’s perspective, in what Laurie calls the adversity effect, challenges us to allow it to be a conduit for growth.

Laurie has chosen to use her unique, challenging life experiences to write an honest perspective that speaks to the faithfulness of God no matter what our circumstances.
—Christine Hillesheim, Director, Joni & Friends Charlotte

Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy in Adversity powerfully communicates the story of a young woman’s struggle to overcome a tragic accident which left her paralyzed from the waist down.  The vulnerability with which she shares her journey will cause the reader’s heart to ache with empathy.  Yet, her focus on the grace of God draws one’s eyes heavenward to gaze upon the All Sufficient One.
—Bill Jones, D. Min. President, Columbia International University

Someone has wisely said, ‘The mark of the mature Christian is not what happens to them, but how they respond to what happens to them!”  In this wonderful book, Laurie Thompson clearly shows that she has that special touch of maturity.  Her response to a tragic accident is an incredible testimony to her love for Jesus and her determination to be “above her problems” rather than beneath them.  All who read this book will be greatly blessed by this remarkable and gifted Christian.
—Evangelist Junior Hill


Laurie Elmore Thompson is a published author, inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, singer, and songwriter. She and her husband, Kevin, reside in Anderson, SC along with their three children.