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I Thought There Would be Cake Paperback

Life never turns out as we expected

by Katharine Welby Roberts

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I Thought There Would be Cake

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  • 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
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.

I Thought There Would be Cake by Katharine Welby Roberts was published by SPCK Publishing in August 2017 and is our 13759th best seller. The ISBN for I Thought There Would be Cake is 9780281075768.

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Details for I Thought There Would be Cake

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (August 2017)
Number of Pages128
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4516657
Page last updated 16th February 2019
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