I loved the book and highly recommend it. John Hindley writes as one who has known disappointment in various aspects of his life, thus he is not preaching at us, but walking with us through disappointment.
The premise of the book is that life is disappointing and that, so it should be! In this fallen world we are disappointed with our situation, in love, with people, with work, with success, with ministry, with our own selves and with God. Using common everyday examples, he opens our eyes, not just to the disappointments, but how we deal with them, interwoven into which he brings examples of how Jesus met and dealt with disappointing situations.
It is a positive book and with every disappointment mentioned there is a healthy, positive, practical example of how to deal with it.
Fiona M. Talbot, Plockton & Kyle Free Church