Encouraged, complemented with an accompanying DVD study and additional online resources, helps believers see what matters most while they are struggling in their particular life storms. Based on specific Scripture passages of encouragement, award-winning broadcaster and author Brenda Ladun also includes encouraging contemporary stories. These stories are from real people who have been through similar storms that test one's faith and have one wondering if there will be brighter days ahead. Ideal for group or individual use, believers will be encouraged to receive God's answers as they face their storms with Jesus and find real joy in the midst of difficulties. The study includes bonus materials such as a group discussion guide, outreach ideas, and a detailed plan of salvation.