These short, uplifting devotional messages of comfort and encouragement are just the antidote for days of stress and worry. Pastor Robert Hasley tells homespun stories and anecdotes of a life lived in faith through good times and bad. His grandmother would always say, “everything’s gonna be all right.” As a young man, he wondered, how could she say such a thing when pain, harm, and suffering persist? Yet hers was not a Pollyanna faith, but a faith that sustained and comforted in times full of fear, anxiety, and stress. A compilation of Rev. Hasley’s life experiences and devotional messages, Everything is Going to Be All Right is not tied to specific days of the week or year and may be read in any order for inspiration and support.
At a time when so little seems to be “all right,’’ Pastor Robert Hasley imparts wisdom inherited from his 101-year-old grandmother in a series of faith-restorative devotionals. Whether it’s whale-watching or kangaroo wrestling, in trips to Africa, Australia or family reunions in Arkansas, Hasley uncovers New Testament guidance and expressions of God’s healing hand to share with readers.
– Tim Cowlishaw, columnist, Dallas Morning News
For decades, Robert Hasley has ministered among God’s people. In this lively collection, we see why Hasley has been so beloved by his flock. His devotionals display a gentle wit, flashes of insight, and keen pastoral insight. Here are the thoughts of a pastor who knows how to connect the Christian faith with the challenges of everyday life. You’ll be better for having had Robert Hasley minister to you through his extraordinary ability to communicate the faith.
– Will Willimon, United Methodist bishop (retired), Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, author of Accidental Preacher: A Memoir.
I think of Everything Is Gonna Be All Right as the portable Rev. Hasley. Like the author himself, it is a welcome companion and friend–enjoyable to be with, inspiring to know, and yet challenging when necessary, though always with grace and humor. I have read many devotional books, but none quite so heartfelt, warm, and relatable. It is a gift.
– Dr. Craig Hill, Dean, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
In a world where isolation and uncertainty have become so prevalent, these devotionals are life-giving. The short stories inspired me to reconnect with my own stories and reminded me of the certainty that I am not, and never have been, alone. That’s enough to carry me through each day.
– Rev. Stacy Auld, Director of Spiritual Care & Education, Houston Methodist Hospital