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When Life Hurts

Finding Hope and Healing from the Pain You Carry

Jimmy Evans, with Frank Martin
Baker Books, 2013
Available in Hardcover & Paperback

When you’re free from the pain of your past, you can live fully in the present–and look with hope toward the future.

We all experience emotional pain, but few of us know how to deal with it properly. Our unresolved pain accumulates deep within the recesses of our hearts, in a place Jimmy Evans calls the “hurt pocket.” The more we accumulate, the more we are mentally, emotionally, and relationally crippled. But what if we could reach into that hurt pocket, confront our pain, and experience release and freedom?

In this life-changing book, Jimmy Evans shows you how to completely remove and resolve every negative event from your past that is compromising your present and keeping you from your God-given destiny. With inspired vulnerability and searing honesty, he helps you forgive others and yourself–and discover true inner peace.

“Pain is a natural part of human existence. But some wounds are so deep they impact how we live and who we are. Jimmy Evans shines a light on those dark, unhealthy places–all while pointing readers toward God, the source of true healing.”
Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; president, The Urban Alternative
“Jimmy Evans teaches us the power of surrender in his new book When Life Hurts. His biblical and honest approach will help free us from past hurts and struggles as well as serve as an important tool to help others who have experienced wounding from their past. A must-read for everyone!”
Joni Lamb, cofounder, Daystar Television Network
“Life hurts and past wounds are sensitive topics. When I’m struggling with personal pain, I want to receive advice only from someone trustworthy who truly understands God’s heart. I can’t imagine anyone more trustworthy and more qualified than Jimmy to handle such a tender issue. When Life Hurts lovingly deals with all types of scarring experiences and speaks God’s truth into each and every one. Read this book with an open heart and receive his healing.”
Debbie Morris, executive pastor, Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth; bestselling author of The Blessed Marriage and The Blessed Woman
“There is so much pain in this world. All of us have been affected by it in some way. Whether it’s loss, hurt, or rejection, the pain we experience is often unresolved. Jimmy Evans is a true father in the faith. He has written a powerful book that will bring you from a place of hurting to true healing in God.”
Stovall Weems, lead pastor, Celebration Church
“During our lifetime on this earth, every one of us will experience hurt, and sometimes we are hurt deeply. My husband, James, and I have felt this on occasions when people misunderstood our journey with Christ, the stands we have taken, and strong beliefs we hold. Never, however, have we encountered such anguish as with the recent passing of our youngest daughter, Robin. Our very close friend Jimmy Evans offers meaningful help to every one of us who has endured the indescribable pain of unexpected, deep hurt. In this book you will find help and healing for the deepest wounds in your heart. Thank you, Jimmy, for helping bind up broken hearts.”
Betty Robison, cohost, LIFE Today
“To a culture that says you can do and be anything if you set your mind to it, Jimmy Evans suggests a different path: that some hurts are impossible to escape by simply gritting your teeth and pressing on. Sometimes you need the healing hand of God. That hope is evident on every page of this book.”
Christine Caine, founder, the A21 Campaign; bestselling author, Undaunted

About Jimmy Evans

Jimmy Evans is the cofounder of Marriage Today, a TV program that airs three times weekly on the DayStar Television Network and reaches more than 100 million households in North America. In 1994 he and his wife, Karen, founded Marriage Today Ministries as a way to bring help and healing to hurting couples. They are the authors of the bestselling Marriage on the Rock, and Jimmy is also the author of several other books, including The Keys to Sexual Fulfillment and Seven Secrets of Successful Families. He and Karen are popular speakers whose conferences on marriage and family issues regularly draw huge crowds. They divide their time between Amarillo and Dallas, Texas. Find out more at