Valuing suffering as a Christian
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Valuing suffering as a Christian some psychological perspectives by Henry C. Simmons

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Published by Franciscan Herald Press in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Fromm, Erich, 1900-,
  • Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[Henry C. Simmons].
SeriesSynthesis series
LC ClassificationsBT732.7 .S57
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4899625M
ISBN 100819907081
LC Control Number76043247

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller comes the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books . Suffering Allows Us to Minister Comfort to Others Who Suffer. One of the most rewarding reasons that suffering has value is experienced by those who can say with conviction, "I know how you feel. I've been in your shoes." Suffering prepares us to minister comfort to others who suffer. Feeling isolated is one of the hardest parts of suffering.   4. Suffering is a battleground. Wherever there is suffering, there is a battle — a battle for your soul. The book of Job shows us there can be two ways to respond to suffering: one that curses God because of suffering and one that praises God, even in the midst of suffering (Job –10). 5. Suffering . I find this book one of the most stimulating contributions to the current discussions on various interpretations of atonement, evil, suffering that I have read. It is a book that is profoundly satisfying and promises to advance the conversation about the meaning and value of suffering from a Christian .