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I Thought There Would be Cake

Life never turns out as we expected

by Katharine Welby Roberts

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Rib-tickling and life-changing, this candid book honestly opens up about the big and little problems of life.

  • Ever felt wrong-footed by life?

  • Filled with humour and honesty, this book is a candid look at our foibles and faith

  • You'll discover new routes around life's diversions and bumps

  • Author

    Katharine Welby Roberts

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  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    August 2017

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Life never turns out as we expected. But connecting honestly with the one we're really in can bring all sorts of consolation...

I Thought There Would Be Cake explores - with the author's characteristic empathy and humour - some of the everyday issues we face, in order to help us think about how we might live life a little better. With each chapter drawing on personal experience and featuring an original illustration, the topics include:

  • taking responsibility (the need to accept failure)
  • your crap/my crap (the boundaries between caring and taking on others' worries and stresses)
  • what sort of special? (what it means to be unique in a sea of unique people)
  • comparisons (the destructiveness of comparing ourselves to other people)
  • affirmation (the healthy and unhealthy need)
  • inner conflict (believing we can do anything/nothing at all)
  • numbers (the power of social media)
  • never chosen (finding our value in who we are in each situation, not in the people around us)
  • major crisis in a minor moment (keeping things in proportion)
  • regret (spending less time evaluating ourselves and more time just being ourselves)

    Candid but powerfully reassuring, the book reminds us that we are each made - fearfully and wonderfully - in the image of God, our true source of confidence, comfort and joy.


  • Author

    Katharine Welby Roberts

  • Book Format


  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    August 2017

  • Weight


  • Page Count


  • Dimensions

    127 x 196 x 13 mm

  • ISBN


  • ISBN-10


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  • Author/Creator: Katharine Welby Roberts

  • ISBN: 9780281075768

  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing

  • Release Date: August 2017

  • Weight: 23g

  • Dimensions: 127 x 196 x 13 mm

  • Eden Code: 4516657


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