Redeeming Your Painful Past: Present Grace, Future Hope by Stephen Viars

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About: Redeeming Your Painful Past.

Do you ever feel like your past is haunting you? Maybe it's a mistake you made that can't be made right or something that was done to you that can never be undone. You see the effects of it in your daily life, but struggle to know how to move forward. Sometimes you manage to forget for awhile, but it feels like you are never completely free of it. 

Stephen Viars walks through the various ways the past can influence you in the present and unpacks how the gospel brings forgiveness, healing, and hope. By pointing out how Christ has redeemed your past and offers grace in the present, he offers helpful insights into how you can move forward in freedom.

About the Author

Author Stephen Viars, M.Div., D.Min., is Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, Indiana); Association of Certified Biblical Counselors fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) board president; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; conference speaker; and author of Putting Your Past in Its Place: Moving Forward in Freedom and Forgiveness. He and his wife Kris have three children.

In all of his writings, Stephen Viars has a gospel-centered goal: “I hope my readers have a greater appreciation for the sufficiency of Christ and his Word and come to enjoy living where Jesus has ‘first place in everything’ (Colossians 1:18).”