Chronic illness Books & More

Chronic illness is hard, but you’re not alone.

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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

Chronic Illness



Today, we invite you to step in, slip off your shoes, and stay awhile. Read. Explore. Discover.

Chronic Joy isn’t a place of quick fixes or savvy advice. We don’t offer pat answers or simple solutions. Instead, we invite you into community as together we learn, share, wrestle, pray, and lean into the precious truths of Scripture.

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7 Tips to Let Go of Jealousy & Find Peace

If you feel jealous, be honest with yourself about that. Start there. Jealous feelings only hurt you, so letting go of them will serve you well. Ponder the following suggestions as you consider how to let go of jealousy.


"All of us have things about ourselves that we find challenging. If this is an area where you need to grow, take the opportunity to let God help you align your thoughts with His." Laurie Glass

Books We Love • Chronic Illness

Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered

DISCOVERING HOPE: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness (Book 1)

Cindee Snider Re

This 10-chapter study invites participants to experience radical hope and compassionate change in a life with chronic illness.

No matter how dark the days, how wild the storm, how deep the valley, or how long the winter, there is hope.

There is always hope.


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Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered

FINDING PURPOSE: Rediscovering Meaning in a Life with Chronic Illness (Book 2)

Cindee Snider Re

What if purpose looks different than we believe?

This 10-chapter study invites participants to release cultural and traditional definitions of purpose and, instead, to embrace God's a timeless definition rooted in His Word and as refreshing as a gentle spring rain.


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Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered

EMBRACING WORTH: Understanding Your Value in a Life with Chronic Illness (Book 3)

Cindee Snider Re

This 10-chapter study powerfully reminds us that our value isn’t found in what we can or cannot do but in Christ alone. Regardless of what we’ve lost through chronic illness, this isn’t the end of our story. Despite our circumstances, in the midst of the hard when we’re not sure we can take even one more breath, God is still good.


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I TAKE YOU IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH: Marriage with Chronic Illness

Cindee Snider Re

Rejuvenate, revitalize, rekindle, and reconnect with this insightful and enriching 10-chapter study (designed just for couples) that offers you and your spouse a safe place to grieve, heal, grow, and begin to dream together again – to thrive as one – in sickness and in health.


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A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness

P.B. Power

Suffering need not be a dark experience. While illness brings time to think, the natural tendency of our thoughts may not be comforting. Sickness may end activities we once enjoyed and might make us dependent upon others. Feelings of pain, uselessness, or anxiety about the future may be very real. This book offers comfort for just those times.

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Broken Body, Healing Spirit

Mary C. Earle

For centuries, Christians have turned to the Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina (sacred reading) to pray the Scripture and deepen their experience of God’s presence in their lives. In this gentle book, Mary Earle (who has suffered from serious illness of her own) explores how this ancient practice can be used to “read the text of our illnesses,” and, in doing so, discover God’s presence and guidance even amid pain and suffering.

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Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

Alia Joy

Weakness does not disqualify us from inclusion in the kingdom of God. Instead, it is our very invitation to enter. Anyone who has struggled with feeling inadequate, disillu-sioned, or just too broken can find hope. This message is an antidote to despair, helping readers reclaim how God is good, even when life is anything but.

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Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness

Liuan Huska

What do we do when our bodies don't work the way they should? What is healing when one has a chronic illness? Can we still be whole when our bodies suffer? Liuan helps us redefine what it means to find healing and wholeness even amid ongoing pain.

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Incurable Faith- 120 Devotions of Lasting Hope for Lingering Health Issues

Incurable Faith: 120 Devotions of Lasting Hope for Lingering Health Issues

Andrea Herzer

Discover the riches of abundant life that pain and illness can never take away! The 120 devotionals are grouped in varying lengths, so you can engage with shorter passages on days when concentration is difficult. Each devotion offers a Scripture verse, prayer, suggested worship song, and takeaway to keep your mind anchored in truth.

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Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness

Maureen Pratt

Using a combination of Bible passages, her own observations and insights, and prayer, Pratt provides help on issues that include dealing with isolation, coping with medical expenses, and learning to say "No." Written with unstinting honesty and humor, Peace in the Storm will help readers identify their own spiritual and physical needs.

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When There Is No Cure: How to Thrive While Living with the Pain and Suffering of Chronic Illness

Craig K. Svensson

How do you live well when the physical foundation of your life is crumbling? This is the challenge for millions who live with diseases for which there is no cure. These incurable ailments produce a life of constant pain, fatigue, numbness, dizziness, and other debilitating symptoms that create chronic suffering. Can you thrive in life while experiencing the suffering persistent sickness provokes? Drawing on his expertise as a pharmacist-scientist as well as a fellow sufferer of several incurable diseases, Svensson helps to steer readers through the twists and turns of life with chronic illness.

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Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered

You Gotta Keep Dancin': In the Midst of Life's Hurts, You Can Choose Joy!

Tim Hansel

Life can be tough. Stress, disappointment, heartache, and hurt are all part of the human condition. While pain is unavoidable, misery is optional! No matter what your circumstances, you can choose to be joyful. In Hansel's powerful account of God’s working in one man’s physical and emotional suffering, he and we discover the real meaning of joy.

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by Our American Stories | Marriage On The Mind: Chronic Emotional/Physical Pain (Ep 1)



Diamonds Conference – Pamela Piquette
(Psalm 23) 

Click here for the printable study guide.  Click here for the Q&A that followed.

Click here to see all the amazing speakers from Diamonds 2019.


Diamonds Conference – Pamela Piquette
(2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Click here for the printable study guide.  Click here for the Q&A that followed.

Love One Another – A Step of Faith
(Galatians 5:13b)

Bring your nothing. God wants to take our nothing and make it into something beautiful for His Kingdom. Let’s “…serve one another humbly in love.” (35 minute message followed by Q&A)



Joni Eareckson Tada

“I’ve got strength sent straight from heaven. Joy hard-fought-for and hard-won.” Click here to watch and be encouraged.


Vaneetha Rendall Risner

“Pain is what draws us to God.” Click here to watch.


Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell

“Loneliness strips away the external comfort found in those around me, driving me to find comfort in Christ alone.” Click here to watch and glean Gospel comfort.


Esther Smith

“Any activity, no matter how small, that fills your day that you do with a reliance on God and for the glory of God is the work of the Lord.” Click here to watch Esther.

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