Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
  • Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
ISBN: 1433556774
EAN13: 9781433556777
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 30, 2018
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

This book is a balm to the soul that you will pick up and not be able to put down. --Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author, The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

Sometimes life just hurts.

Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew--leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we are not alone.

Weaving together his personal story, pastoral ministry experience, and biblical insights, best-selling author Paul David Tripp helps us trust God in the midst of suffering. He identifies traps to avoid in our suffering and points us instead to comforts to embrace. This raw yet hope-filled book will help you cling to God's promises when trials come and move forward with the hope of the gospel.

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   Second only to the Bible!
The author, Paul Tripp, is so open and honest about his own physical suffering that, I believe, was needed for a book like this. It is not only for those who have physically suffered, but also for those who suffer from any other type of trial. It is written for those who are heartbroken by divorce, the loss of a loved one, or a myriad of other problems. The questions at the end of each chapter are very helpful, as are the additional scriptures he includes. BOOK GREAT ''
 
5
   Valuable Spiritual Insights from the Author's Own Experience - Recommended!
Paul Paul Tripp offers a very personal, encouraging testimony of his own experience with personal suffering. He tells his own sudden transition from an injured kidney condition to a perfect state with numerous surgeries. He then leads the reader through the different traps that lay a Christian who encounters suffering in his own life. He then closes by describing the ways in which spiritual comfort is available through God and through His people in detail. This title was very helpful for me, because I was through my own traumatic shift from near-perfect health to a debilitating sickness. Just like the author, my recovery has been slow. My review is probably biased as I can relate so well with Dr Tripp, but I do believe that this book would be helpful for any followser of Christ who is enduring physical and/or emotional suffering. I would highly recommend it.
 
5
   This book is incredibly healing
There is a lot of preaching that faith and prayer guarantee that you will receive what you ask for like a magic genie, so if you suffer a pain or suffering, it feels like God has failed to protect you or ignoring your prayers for help. This book changes that outlook, changes your view of suffering, why it happens and why God allows us to suffer. There is a purpose behind it, and is for your benefit. It is awesome and so healing once you understand it. It helps heal any resentment you might hold against God from suffering, allowing an even closer relationship with him.
 
5
   Excellent Book
Whenever I read a book on this subject, I prefer that it has been written by someone who knows what it means to suffer first. This author meets this requirement. Tripp does an excellent job of giving voice to the pain of those overwhelmed by the heartbreaking experiences of life in a sinful world. He has a God-given ability to bring the difficult questions that sufferers have of their Lord, but are often unwilling or unable to admit. If you want to understand the redemptive value of suffering in your life, read this book if you want to respond in a way that glorifies the Lord, who has given you.
 
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   Must Read for the Sufferer
Paul Tripp understands suffering in a way that is helpful for any fellow sufferer. He does have the ability to comfort those in distress with the comfort he received from God. He does this in this book by his skill in writing words. In many ways, I felt like he was speaking an insight into my own personal season of suffering. It was extremely helpful and pointed me always back to hope in Christ alone. This book is a standard for the church. At some point in their life, everyone will read this book in some way, so that everyone suffers. It has questions at the end of each chapter to ponder. Since community is a huge part of the healing process for the sufferer, a group study would be great for this book. For the purposes of this review, I received a copy of this book from the publisher at no cost.
 
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   What is in our hearts determines how we suffer
One of my favorite authors is PDT. He weaves personal stories together with the truths of the Bible. Each of his books tell wonderful stories and are never practical. From the beginning, he lets you know that the most important aspect of how we handle our suffering is not what we are actually suffering, the pain that affects our bodies or the world around us, but what shapes our hearts. The book is a battle cry, reminding us that Jesus will meet in our suffering. Most notably, the book reminds us that in our times of suffering, the grace of God is at its highest. It is through His pouring of grace into our hearts that God will grow in unimaginable ways and mold us into better kingdom citizens. I hope that you will travel through the pages of this book, learning as much as I did, about the traps we set in our suffering and the comforts that God is able to bring to us.
 
5
   Truth
This is by FAR the best book I have read on suffering. Although written from his perspective of personal illness and suffering debilitating pain, I read it from the perspective of child loss grief and hopelessness.
 
5
   A treasure of biblical counseling
Overall, this work is to be praised for its honesty as a practical guide on suffering. It is well balanced using the author's own personal struggle and stories of those he has consulted over the years to weave a tapestry of practical wisdom, biblical insight and hope for the sufferer in any difficult season. It also offers much to those who want to help the suffering and provide counsel. It is a treasure of biblical counseling, saturated with gospel truth. This work should be considered one of the best of its kind and time on the subject.
 
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