Too often we avoid what Jesus clearly pursued. Pastor Dicks unlocks the mystery of holy hardships, arming listeners with wisdom and revelation to embrace what they've been trying desperately to escape; the advantage of adversity. Holy hardship is cross-shaped adversity you can't avoid or ignore. The experience can change you for the better, but you must handle your hardship like Jesus handled his. Based on his own journey through a dark season of personal adversity, Pastor Dicks provides perspective on the passion of Christ, showing you how to handle your hardship and grow closer to Jesus. You can do more than survive your trouble. Holy Hardship will convince you that you can thrive because of it. Through this book you'll learn how to: get the most out of adversity without it getting the best of you; initiate holy acts in hostile environments; give up without quitting; identify the people you need on your side in high pressure situations; handle six types of adversaries; pray during tough times; and thrive after adversity.