Adversity Strikes: When God Says No

We Dream of Perfection, not Adversity.

Life Doesn't Prepare Us For Adversity
We spend our lives dreaming of the perfect life. How we react to misfortune shapes who we become.

None of us grow up planning how we will react to the Adversities standing in the way of our happiness.

We dream of finding perfect love.

No one ever thinks about those who might betray us on our life’s journey.

How can a parent begin to comprehend what it will cost us if we lose a child?

We work hard, never dreaming a sudden shift can take away everything, including our home.

Who can prepare for a sudden change in health that compromises everything?

As I began to listen to Dr. Judith Briles’ words in the Audible version of her book, “When God Says No,” I again began to journey through the memories of my life.

Misfortune Doesn’t Guarantee Complete Failure.

It’s extraordinary that this woman, who I have followed and adored, walked a path so parallel to my own.

How can one person survive so much loss and adversity in one lifetime and come back to inspire others to find their gifts and greatness?

We don’t just survive the hurdles life throws at us; we come out the other side stronger and wiser. Our faith and compassion grow beyond our understanding as we rise from every tragedy encountered on our journey.

It would be so easy to give up and admit defeat.

When you lose absolutely everything that defined the “Who” in you, it seems impossible to believe things could ever be normal again.

Determination and Faith

Dr. Briles shares with you a gripping overview of the heartbreaking trials she has faced in life. From the betrayal of her business associates to the deaths of two children, her resiliency in the face of life’s most challenging moments will give you the strength to rebound from your current hardships.

This book will show you how faith and unshakable determination can bring you through some of the hardest times in life. Allow yourself to grow in understanding and resolve to defy the adversity that shakes the very foundation of your life.

We can make it through every tragedy we face in life.

It takes courage and determination. Also, it takes faith.

The results are many times far more significant than you ever dreamed.

About the Book: When Adversity Strikes

Adversity strikes all of us at some point. Don't let it define your life.
Part of God’s gift to us is Resiliency in the Face of Adversity.

When Judith Briles’ nineteen-year-old son drowned in an accident, she never dreamed that her terrible loss would introduce her to the four most valuable gifts she would ever receive.
—My Life Became 50 Shades of Purple!—

Does your life sometimes feel that it’s too long, too hard and not fair? It did for Judith Briles.
As a multi-award-winning author, her personal journey has been littered with NOES. Two of her children have died; she survived a life-threatening illness—leaving her paralyzed several months; survived a divorce that the tabloids would have relished; overcame cancer; and lost everything she had built when a partner embezzled over a million dollars leaving her without any assets but family, friends … and herself.

Broke and broken, she had to start over … one step, one breath, one heartbeat at a time. Within “When God Says NO,” she reminds YOU that you are not alone when bad times surface. They will … they do.

If you have experienced hurt, betrayal, fear, failure, critical illness, tragedy, or loss of a loved one and asked or thought: “Why?” or lamented, “If only …” or “Why did this happen to me … to us?” When God Says NO is written for you.

Despite the numerous setbacks in her life, or rather, because of them, Judith Briles found the tools to help her overcome any obstacle. Resilience became part of her DNA.

Get ready to embrace the joy of living, even when tragedy is in your midst. When God Says NO will change how you think; how you act; and your life.

About the Author, Dr. Judith Briles

Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd and an encourager. She is a Speaker, Author and Publishing Expert, Radio Host, and the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of

As the author of 37 books, she has earned over 30 national book awards in the Writing, Publishing, and Business fields. Briles holds both a Masters and a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration. She has worked with thousands; personally surveying over 10,000 women and men and conducting 5,000 one-on-one interviews that have been the genesis of her 37 books and speeches around the world. She has shared her insights in 50 states and 12 countries. Her books have been translated into 16 countries.

Known as The Book Shepherd to thousands, she now works with authors, coaching them with practical publishing guidance in person and remotely. Throughout the year, she delivers her Unplugged boot camps and workshops.

 Learn More About Dr. Judith Briles

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The Book Shepherd Website


The Book Designer Website


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You might want to read my previous blog post: Searching for Hope during this quarantine.  Or, take a minute to read: Trudging Through Tragedy to Find Hope

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