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Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems PainPaperback – March 1, 2016 by Matt Bays

From the Publisher. When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain.

Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.


Worth Getting in Bed For? Yes.  But once we understand we are worthy of love and belonging, that’s when we’ll find God in the Ruins. That’s when we’ll give God access to the broken places within us. And that’s when we can begin again.

Matt Bays has a lot to grapple with–an abusive, incestuous childhood, a dear sister with terminal cancer–as a man of faith, a pastor. He questions this faith and goes on a quest to find out what true redemption looks like, producing this gem of a book. Using stories from all walks of life, you will find something here that is not only relatable, but will perhaps give you a little bit of light in your own darkness. Bays uses his own recovery through counseling and faith-seeking to tell his story with much bravery and candor.  Powerful and real.

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About the Author.  Matt Bays is a writer, speaker, and musician with a passion to call people out of their hiding places. In ministry for twenty years, he and his wife, Heather, live in Indianapolis with their fun-loving and insightful teenage daughters.