Suffering and Hope

Suffering and Hope PDF Author: Johan Christiaan Beker
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802807229
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 152
Book Description
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. This compelling study by J. Christian Beker provides a moving, triumphant answer to one of life's greatest mysteries -- the presence of suffering in God's world. Now an established classic in the discussion of the problem of evil, Suffering and Hope plumbs the Old Testament's response to earthly pain as well as Paul's own dealings with "redemptive suffering." Beker seeks to understand how the Bible's view of suffering relates to our present experience of suffering and to the Christian hope for the future of creation. His concern is with the quality and character of both suffering and hope in a world where the question of suffering is inescapable. This powerful new edition features a foreword by Ben C. Ollenburger that describes the story behind the book -- the dehumanizing conditions Beker endured as a slave laborer during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands and the ways in which they helped shape the particular poignancy of his view of suffering. Readers will be moved both by Beker's personal transparency and by his biblical vision of "hopeful suffering" -- the apocalyptic trust in God's eventual victory over the power of death that poisons his creation.

Beyond Theodicy

Beyond Theodicy PDF Author: Sarah K. Pinnock
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455234
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 216
Book Description
Explores the work of post-Holocaust Jewish and Christian thinkers who reject theodicy—arguments explaining why a loving God can permit evil and suffering in the world.

A Story of Suffering and Hope

A Story of Suffering and Hope PDF Author: Eileen McNerney
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143436
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 182
Book Description
"Sister Eileen McNerney, CSJ, moved to Santa Ana, California, in 1992. Eighty percent of Santa Ana's 370,000 residents are Spanish-speaking, and over fifty percent were born outside the United States. With the heart of an active contemplative, Sister Eileen observed the woundedness of the city's youth - their pessimism and hopelessness, the deep pits of trouble that they had dug for themselves early in fife. She mobilized support and started a youth center. But who is it that ministers to whom there? Is it the youth surrounded by love who are healed, or is it their love that transforms her?" "At once uplifting and shocking, this book tells the story of the multi-award-winning Taller San Jose (St. Joseph's Workshop), the youths whose lives it touches, and its dedicated founder. All will be inspired and challenged by the love and determination of the Sisters of St. Joseph who make it work."--BOOK JACKET.

Infinite Hope in the Midst of Struggles

Infinite Hope in the Midst of Struggles PDF Author: Joni and Friends, Inc
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 1496432231
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 143
Book Description
"Infinite Hope, rich with inspirational true stories and breathtaking artwork, will bless you with the kind of hope that never fades and always brightens the darkest paths of life. This is no ordinary hope, but instead a life-transforming hope. It is a hope that will fill you with confidence and inspire you to find peace with yourself and your circumstances. Stories and insights about suffering and the goodness of God, along with illustrations from Joni Eareckson Tada and Jill DeHaan, will give you a richer, deeper love for Christ, the Blessed Hope."--Provided by publisher.

Eyes that See

Eyes that See PDF Author: Christina Adelseck Levasheff
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607999935
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
Book Description
Foreword by Emilie Barnes How do you trust God when your world is unraveling? How do you deal with unanswered prayer that leaves you brokenhearted?Eyes that See: Judson's Story of Hope in Sufferingfollows two-year-old Judson Levasheff—a bright, articulate, and healthy young boy whose body unexpectedly began to rapidly deteriorate in the spring of 2007. Enter the story as it actually unfolded—through a collection of journal entries and letters to family and friends—as Christina Levasheff takes you on a heart-wrenching yet inspiring account of her family's journey of faith as her first-born son, Judson, is afflicted with a heinous disease. Her honesty as she cries out to God, surrendering in heartache and trusting in brokenness, is powerful and compelling. This gripping book, filled with laughter, tears, and hope, will challenge all readers to view their own life from a new perspective. The story of this blind and suffering little boy will deeply impact how you view the presence of God in the midst of intense pain. May we all developEyes that See.

Story of Hope

Story of Hope PDF Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780828028172
Category : Adventists
Languages : en
Pages : 126
Book Description


Two Journeys: Father and Son Wresting Meaning and Hope through Suffering, Forgiveness, and Prayer

Two Journeys: Father and Son Wresting Meaning and Hope through Suffering, Forgiveness, and Prayer PDF Author: Daniel C. Nelson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493152637
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 166
Book Description
This book is about the spiritual journey of two people, a father and his son, who found purpose and meaning in their lives through their individual episodes of suffering, their struggle to forgive, and their faith in the power of prayer. As Daniel journeys with his son Christopher during the fi nal weeks of his short life, he acknowledges the profound spiritual learning that he experiences as he witnesses the courageous and truly Christian behavior of his son. The experience is so utterly powerful that Daniel felt compelled to share it with other people who may also be struggling to understand suffering, forgiveness, and prayer.

Might from the Margins

Might from the Margins PDF Author: Dennis R. Edwards
Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.
ISBN: 1513806033
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 155
Book Description
God has empowered marginalized Christians to transform the church. The power of the gospel is often most visible among those who have been the least respected, including racial or ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, women, and people who have been displaced from their homeland. Yet in many faith communities, these are the same people whose leadership gifts are least likely to be recognized. But the power of the gospel comes from God, not from other humans. This book is a passionate affirmation of the power already present among marginalized Christians and a call to recognize and embrace this power for the sake of helping the church become more like Christ. Marginalized Christians are already changing the face of the church. Will we embrace their power to change the church’s heart?

Holding on to Hope

Holding on to Hope PDF Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414312962
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 203
Book Description
Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with the biblical story of Job, Nancy Guthrie takes her fellow sufferers by the hand and guides them on a pathway through pain—straight to the heart of God. Holding on to Hope offers an uplifting perspective, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty and failure. Includes a study section for readers who want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering and grief. Additional sections include a Foreword by Anne Graham Lotz and a Resource section linking Scriptures with each chapter's lesson. Endorsements: “Only God could orchestrate such events. And only God could give the Guthrie family the faith and courage to live them. May he use this story to strengthen us all.”—Max Lucado “Nancy Guthrie's faith shines through some of the darkest clouds of human pain. This book and her story will touch your emotions and inspire your mind in an unforgettable way. Seldom will you read anything with such candor and insight, probing one of life's toughest questions: How can grief be a friend along life's journey?” —Ravi Zacharias “Holding on to Hope reads easy, runs deep, and enriches the heart! If you are stymied about God's goodness amidst life's heartaches, then this book's for you.”—Joni Eareckson Tada

Facing Pain, Finding Hope

Facing Pain, Finding Hope PDF Author: Daniel John Hurley
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 082941780X
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 226
Book Description
“Read but the words of this book and be healed. Dr. Hurley is that remarkable combination of rigorous scientist and profoundly spiritual physician. You would not mind a long wait in his office to tell him your story. But you will likely find it already in these pages with indispensable counsel on how to understand and manage the sorrows and pains of life. You will keep this book and give copies to others.” —Eugene Kennedy, author of The Pain of Being Human and My Brother Joseph: The Spirit of a Cardinal and the Story of a Friendship Coping with illness is never easy, but we can find hope in the midst of our suffering when we look to Jesus, the ultimate physician. In Facing Pain, Finding Hope, Dr. Daniel Hurley explores what he calls "the intimacy of suffering and faith."It is a place where afflicted people encounter the Jesus of the Gospels—a doctor with no rushed appointment schedule, no need of malpractice insurance. Dr. Hurley shows how an intimate reading of the Gospels can open new horizons of healing for people coping with illness. Through this book, he invites sufferers—and those who live with them—into a dialogue with Jesus the healer.