But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint.
(Isaiah 40:31 KJV)
The eagle is a majestic bird that represents inspiration and courage. According to my research, it is the only bird that will not try to avoid a storm. Though eagles don’t seek out a storm, when one occurs, they hang on until they can soar above it.
It occurs to me that some people are like eagles. It isn’t that they have no storms or difficulties in their lives; all of us do. What makes them “eagle people” is their tenacious hold on hope. When a storm comes, instead of worrying, they draw upon the inner resources that come from faith to rise above the storm and soar.
In this book, we will explore the resources available to us as Christians when storms suddenly appear upon our horizons. Among these resources are the Bible, the revealed Word of God; prayer; worship; and the example and encouragement of Christian friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors. When we use these God-given resources, we too can “soar like an eagle”!
—adapted from the introduction
Each chapter includes a key Scripture verse, personal stories and anecdotes, practical and spiritual insights for inspiration and encouragement in weathering the storms of life, and questions for reflection or discussion. Some chapters also include “An Eagle Challenge”—a specific suggestion for implementing a particular principle in your life.