Chicago, IL (Aug. 13, 2019)
After many years of experiencing and observing God at work in the twists and turns of their own lives and others, Robert Wolgemuth and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth have written their first book together as an encouragement to trust Him when facing life’s challenges and tragedies. You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence releases from Moody Publishers Sept. 3, 2019.
Sharing their own deeply personal story and drawing on dozens of others who also see their lives as part of a greater, grander story God is writing, the Wolgemuths paint a beautiful picture of the trustworthiness of God in the midst of persistent problems for which there seem to be no solutions. Though pain often crashes into people’s lives and can leave them feeling hopeless and in despair, time and again we learn how God’s ultimate plan is served through these narratives. The book encourages them to trust His character and plan, even when they cannot see or understand what He is doing.
“This is a book about stories” the Wolgemuths write. “More specifically, it’s about the overarching, eternal, often-unseen Story that God is writing in this broken, fallen world. We’ll explore what His story has to do with our individual stories and how the Divine Narrative intersects with our unanswered questions and pain.”
Robert and Nancy bring their own unique perspective and experiences to the book. Robert lost his wife of nearly forty-five years to ovarian cancer. It was an unexpected and painful chapter of his journey. And Nancy is no stranger to grief herself, losing her father on her twenty-first birthday and subsequently her twenty-two-year-old brother in an automobile accident. For more than four decades, she has ministered to women, founding and leading Revive our Hearts and the True Woman movement. She was content in that calling, never expecting that at age fifty-seven, having never been married, God would lead her down a different path as she and Robert were married in 2015.
While they sometimes could not see where God was in the middle of their stories, they can see “through the Divine rearview mirror” how He was working through each painful and confusing situation to accomplish His good purposes.
The Wolgemuths share how God is always present and at work, even through such issues as troubled marriages, ravaging health issues, rebellious children, and financial hardships. All of these examples point to the Story God is writing—the ultimate redemption of this broken world from evil and all its effects.
With an endorsement from Randy Alcorn and a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada, the book comes highly recommended. “Let my dear friends, Robert and Nancy, help you embrace the mysteries of the Lord’s Providence,” Tada writes. “For when it comes to happy endings, you can’t find a better Author than the God of the Bible. Happy endings are His forte—turn the page, trust Him, and discover it for yourself.”