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We all experience suffering, some of us more than others. In fact, if you're a Christian, you've been called to suffer with Christ. But why do Christians suffer? Isn't God all-powerful, able to prevent suffering? Isn't he loving and good, particularly toward his children? What purpose does suffering serve in my life, or the lives of my loved ones? Why does it have to hurt?

Dan McCartney delves into Scripture to help Christians understand the meaning of suffering and why they suffer. Avoiding trite responses, he moves us to a better knowledge of our heavenly Father's purposes in our suffering and leads us to the rest and peace we have in Jesus Christ.

©2019 Dan McCartney (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Richard Tino
  • 09-01-2021

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Too technical for laity, too bland for scholars. Also, with his only experience of suffering being kidney stones, he lacks compassion & empathy as did the friends of Job whom he rebukes. The over enunciation by the narrator makes this text sound like an instruction manual. Lastly, the emphasis upon God's sovereignty above God's Sacrificial love, rather than presenting His sovereignty as serving His love, portrays God as cold and calculating. Only those who adhere to Calvinism & the doctrines of the Reformed church bodies will find this book helpful

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