Divorce runs rampant in our culture, and Christians are not immune. Everything changes with divorce; nothing remains the same. Relationships within families, relationships between families, friendships, finances, self-esteem, living arrangements, and personal feelings all present themselves incessantly and often simultaneously. Emotions—anger, frustration, grief, loneliness—and events—delay, holidays, court dates, anniversary—fill one's mind and one's days, crowding out nearly everything else.

Hope for Trying Times is a 168-page devotional book written for Christians going through the devastating days of a divorce. It is authored by Dr. Chuck Patner, a Christian who wrote while negotiating this same ordeal. Each devotional is centered on a single topic, and points the reader to scripture passages that shed comfort and understanding. The author offers personal anecdotes as examples that readers will find familiar as well as biblical insights that reassure all of us. Most importantly, there is hope on every page.