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Published Date: August 25, 2018

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God allows challenging experiences to strengthen us. Unemployment is no exception.

How Long, O Lord, How Long? will support individuals experiencing a period of unemployment and encourage those who love them along the way to something new. The book contains 80 devotions, each with scriptures to provide help, healing, and hope during the journey through unemployment.

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Embarrassment
  • Identity
  • Purpose
  • Self-Confidence
  • Questioning
  • Despair


Dale Kreienkamp

“John”Dale Kreienkamp is a Human Resources executive and consultant who has experienced a personal journey of unemployment twice when both positions were eliminated in organizational restructuring. These personal experiences created a desire within him to help others impacted by unemployment through inspirational devotions. Dale is also an active volunteer at his home church and a leader in his local community.

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Reviews (7)

7 Reviews

  1. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    A powerful heart testimony of someone who is unemployed for those who have become unemployed—What is God saying? What does it mean? What does it mean for me in my life NOW?

    Walter M. Schoedel
    retired teacher, pastor, administrator, editor, counselor, innovator

  2. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    His experience on both sides of the conversation makes Dale Kreienkamp the ideal Christian to offer keen spiritual insight into the journey through unemployment.

    Rev. Dr. Scott K. Seidler
    Senior Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church

  3. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    How Long, O Lord, How Long? is insightful, practical, and filled with the rich life experiences of a disciple of Jesus. In Samaritan language, Dale’s heart for helping those who have been left beat up on the side of the road can be experienced on every page. The journey of job loss and employment search should not be taken without these helpful chapters.

    Rev. Thomas M. Gundermann
    University Pastor, Concordia, Saint Paul

  4. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I have found Dale’s book to be a tremendous resource for providing insights into the struggles of the unemployed as well as support and wisdom for themselves and their families! The book has proven to be a very powerful aid to help them to navigate the ups and downs while searching for employment.

    Sally Gafford, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, NBCC, AAMFT
    Marriage and Family Therapy Therapist

  5. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    This collection of devotions captures the real emotions, struggles and discoveries of being unemployed. In and through these emotions, questions, doubts, and fears shared, he weaves threads of hope in the midst of this journey with powerful Words from Scripture. Each of the 80 devotions brings refreshment, honesty, new perspectives, and an “ah ha” surprise from God for the unemployed, their families, and friends.

    Lee Hovel
    retired pastor and friend

  6. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Work has been an integral part of nearly my entire life of 75 years. As a young child I did chores at home. During elementary school, high school, college, and seminary, I always had a part time job. But then, after 48 years of full time professional church work, including seven triennial elections to regional and national ecclesiastical leadership, I was unelected. Terminated. Someone else was elected to the position I had held for nine long and hard but meaningful and fulfilling years. Although my period of unemployment was brief, I experienced all the emotions and challenges described by my friend Dale Kreienkamp. Some of those emotions still exist today. How I wish I had been blessed back then, eight years ago, with Dale’s 80 Devotions for the Unemployed. His experience, suggestions, advice, and counsel are laced with poignant scripture references that provide help, healing, and hope for the unemployed. Whatever the time or reason for your season of unemployment, you’ll be blessed by How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?, even as I have been, eight years after the fact.

    Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick
    President Emeritus, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    and Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Deo

  7. Admin
    AdminAugust 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Unexpected unemployment is an incredibly difficult experience. Thankfully, Dale Kreienkamp has provided an honest, faith-filled, clear devotional on how not only to weather this storm, but to come through it even stronger than you entered it.  If you’re between jobs or know someone who is, read it.

    John O’Leary
    International Speaker, Podcast host and
    #1 National Best-Selling Author of On Fire

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