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Can God actually use prolonged difficulty in our lives for good? Os Hillman says yes! After a seven-year journey filled with adversity in his personal and work life, Os went from the pit of despair to operating an international speaking and teaching organization for workplace leaders that has taken him to more than 20 countries. Like the Joseph of the Bible, Os let God use a long string of personal calamities-what he terms his “Joseph Pit”-to form him for leadership, influence and service.

During this seven-year process, Os learned there is a “Joseph Calling” on the lives of many who experience extraordinary levels of adversity in their lives. He documents this process in The Upside of Adversity. Here, you’ll discover a roadmap for navigating through the deep and often treacherous waters of adversity including the seven reasons we experience difficulties, and three ways we respond. You’ll discover hope and inspiration in the stories of those who survived and overcame their hard times to rise to positions that revealed God’s power and purpose.
You’ll discover why Os believes God is raising up modern-day Josephs today and what you need to know to successfully fulfill God’s purposes in and through your adversity.

Like a well-thrown life preserver, Hillman gives you the wisdom you need to see your negative experiences as God-given opportunities to experience God in ways you never thought possible. Do you find yourself in adversity today? Do you have a “Joseph Calling?” It may be the best thing that ever happened to you. Find out why!

You will discover:

  • Why some people are called to extraordinary adversity.
  • Why adversity is sometimes necessary to fulfill your ultimate destiny
  • What the Black Hole is and whether you are in it
  • The four tests Joseph had to pass to fulfill his destiny and why you MUST pass these same tests
  • Why good people suffer
  • Why fear of failure often causes adversity
  • What you can learn from successful people who have faced adversity
  • How to avoid becoming a victim to your circumstances
  • What the upside of adversity really is
  • Whether you have the key attributes of a Joseph Calling upon your life and what this will mean for your future

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7 reviews for The Upside of Adversity eBook (ePub format), by Os Hillman

  1. Andrea Brown

    The content of this book was phenomenal. Every page spoke to me and the situation that I was experiencing. Divorce, financial loss and depression. It not only help me identify some reasons but gave biblical truths on how to deal with difficult circumstance. This book was God sent.

  2. Gary Frey

    Having been through a similar “pit” experience, this book provided much insight, comfort, and hope to me since I first read it over five years ago. I’ve given dozens of copies of this away since then and I am currently taking three other men through this book as the launching pad for a Bible study. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to discern God’s will in the midst of troubling circumstances.

  3. Lisa S

    this book is so right on and a message many dont teach. It has hit right on our lives and is a great encouragement!

  4. KK

    and found a way forward!

  5. Larry Kimbro

    Without a doubt, this has to be the best book I have read that has brought such a unique perspective on dealing with adversity. In God’s perfect timing “The Upside of Adversity” continues to provide tremendous encouragement and offers practical direction to my Christian walk while I persever through my “Joseph Pit”. Thank you Os for sharing such a profound and gifted insight.

  6. Nadesha Edwards

    I would encourage everyone to get a copy of the book “The Upside of Adversity”. Every Chapter had something that I needed. I was touched by the struggles Os went through but still remained faithful to God. I have shared this book with others and they too have expressed the greatness of our Lord and savior since they have read the book. Thank you for this book!

  7. Gretchen

    God spoke to me page after page while reading this book. If you are in the midst of trials in your life this book is a great companion to The Bible and can help you understand God.

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Os Hillman is president of Marketplace Leaders, an organization whose purpose is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s complete purposes through their work and to view their work as ministry.

Formally Os owned an advertising agency but is now an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work. He is the author of 14 books and a daily email devotional called TGIF Today God Is First which has thousands of readers in 105 nations. Os hosts a national radio show, Faith, Work and Culture with Os Hillman. Os has been featured on CNBC, NBC, LA Times, New York Times, and many other national media as a spokesperson on faith at work. He is a regular contributor to TenTen magazine,,, and

Os is also president of Aslan, Inc. which provides a leading online “faith-at-work” Christian bookstore called to serve the needs of Christians in their workplace calling.

Os serves on the National Day of Prayer Committee and is a national board member for The Jesus Alliance.

Os attended the University of South Carolina and Calvary Chapel Bible School, a ministry of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California. Watch Os’ Video Testimony