How do you cope, let alone rebuild your life after a series of trials, stressful difficulties, and traumatic experiences? Is there life after tragedy, and how do you move forward into a meaningful life filled with purpose and destiny?
Noted author, James W. Goll, takes us on his personal journey of facing three bouts with cancer, the death of his beloved spouse, becoming a single parent, overwhelming debt, intense sorrow, being left with many profound questions – all while being exposed to public scrutiny as he carried on a global ministry. James shares his story and unpacks wisdom gained when the bottom fell out of his world.
In Finding Hope, learn how you can:
- Catch the little foxes that lead to downward spirals
- Navigate through the stages of forced change
- Maintain your faith that God is good no matter what comes
- Tell your heart to sing again
- Never, never, never give up
- Become a hope ambassador, and much more
Deeply personal and intensely practical, Finding Hope will give you useful tools whether for yourself or someone you love. You can rediscover life after tragedy!
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Meet Dr. James W. Goll
DR. JAMES W. GOLL is the founder of Encounters Network, Prayer Storm, and the God Encounters Training eSchool. James in an international bestselling author, a certified Life Language Trainer, and has taught in more than fifty nations. James was married to Michal Ann for thirty-two years before her graduation to heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children who are married and a growing number of grandchildren. James makes his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
Contact the author at www.encountersnetwork.com
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Foreword by Brian Welch
When I was ten years old I had a dream to become a rock star. In 1994 my dream had come true and in 2004 I was at the top of my professional career with millions of records sold. But I was completely empty; I was only a shell walking around with absolutely nothing meaningful inside. I was hooked on every drug you could think of. I was in total despair and nothing I had in the natural—and I had a lot—could help me out of my despair.
That’s when everything changed.
A partner in real estate invited me to church where I heard about Jesus and how he’ll come into your life and resurrect everything that is dead. I invited Jesus to come into my life and hope started to shine like a radiant light inside of me. I finally knew that I’d be able to eventually get out of the mess I was in.Read more...
After just a few weeks of praying, reading my Bible, going to church, and spending time talking with other Christians, I broke free from every addiction that held me captive, thanks to Jesus. I ended up leaving Korn and became a full-on follower of Jesus. It was beautiful in the beginning, but within three years I had lost everything. I had a net worth of about $10 million and had almost $3 million in cash when I left the band and started following Jesus. But I invested into a few bad business ideas and I ended up losing all of my money.
At one point things were so low that I made up a game with my six-year-old daughter of looking for change around the house so she could buy lunch the next day at school. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I prayed and prayed and then finally one day a check came out of nowhere and landed in my mailbox at the perfect time. Financially, things started to shift for me right after that miracle check arrived. So yeah, I’ve had to find a lot of hope, even after meeting Jesus.
To me, hope is a deep inner-knowing that something good is right around the corner, even if you’re in a pit of depression and you feel like you’re lost. We all have to face things in life that are almost unbearable at times, which is why we need the foundation of hope inside of us.
That foundation of hope is knowing Jesus Christ, and Jesus is the resurrection and the life, so nothing can stay dead if we are in a relationship with him.
No matter how difficult or how dark—from the small setbacks, to the medium-size trials, to the horrific, horrendous trials, all the way to the day of our death—Jesus will resurrect everything and turn it around for good. This is the hope that must be anchored inside of our souls so we can get through anything that comes against us.
This hope is the truth and anything contrary is a lie.
I met James Goll in 2005. James is one of the most unique leaders I know. I just love his personality. His soul is a deep well. He is a theologian and a man of the Spirit, totally hungry after God. But on the other hand, he’s one of the funniest guys I know as well—a great combination in my opinion!
When I heard about the trials his family was going through, I prayed a lot for him and tried to sow into his life however I could. When Michal Ann, the love of his life, passed away, my heart was so with him and his kids, but I just didn’t know what to pray anymore. I was like, “God, I don’t understand this. How can a person who’s been so faithful to you encounter these trials that seem so overboard?”
To see how James and his family have come through these circumstances is mind-blowing. They’ve walked through some of the heaviest storms imaginable and their story has strengthened me even more to know that God truly does turn all things around for good.
We always need to have hope.
It must be a part of the foundation in our souls. When we feel negative circumstances weighing heavily upon us, deep down inside there’s an ocean of peace that nothing can disturb because we know that we have that hope. Christ living inside of us is that hope, so it’s impossible for hope to just disappear. Romans 8:28 is true: God will turn all things around for good for those who love him and are called to his good purpose.
It might take longer than we want, but God will always turn everything around for good if we’ll trust and wait on him.
Finding Hope may be the most important book James Goll has ever written—and he has written a lot of books! You will definitely find hope in this book, so get ready to be strengthened and encouraged in a new way, and remember one thing...
Brian “Head” Welch
“Finding Hope is raw and real life. It is a true life story of love and loss and regaining hope through it all. Navigating through such suffering and being willing to share with others is a great gift and James has done an excellent job. Thank you James for your transparency and for writing this book that will surely give great hope to others."Bill & Beni Johnson
“The life of our friend James Goll is a testimony of God’s endless hope. With decades of experience in bringing hope to churches and individuals, James writes from a rich treasury of insight. Finding Hope is your opportunity to taste and see how good God’s plan is for your life. Read it for the riches it contains, and let hope live again inside of your heart!”Brian & Candice Simmons
“Hard times will come to everyone, but few make it through tragedies with strength still in their step. Through real-life tales of resilience and key biblical insights, James Goll lights a beacon of hope that shines brightly with the testimony of Jesus Christ. Read and be encouraged—and just watch as that encouragement spreads to others!”Dr. Ché & Sue Ahn
“Finding Hope shines a light through the darkness for those struggling through situations of loss, pain, confusion, and illness. James combines practical wisdom with his own moments of revelation as he passed through the valley of the shadow of death to produce the reality of overcoming faith. If you apply the lessons James learned, I believe you too will be numbered among those that overcame by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.”Joan Hunter
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