Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering (La souffrance)
Walking with God through trials and pain
Evil and suffering are inevitable. How to prepare for it?
If the purpose of life is to make the most of it, suffering can ruin everything. It is therefore necessary at all costs to give it meaning, because it is inevitable. All cultures of all time have tried to explain it.
Timothy Keller carefully analyzes the approach to philosophies, religious beliefs, humanist and materialist perspectives that seek to give meaning and hope to those who suffer. He then demonstrates how and how faith in Jesus Christ provides the means necessary to go through suffering without it breaking the one who lives it.
The author provides both biblical and practical insight. God is neither distant nor indifferent, but he walks with us in trials. Each chapter ends with a personal, intimate and moving testimony. The author also offers tips that everyone can apply in their personal context. Suffering is essential reading to understand the trials of life and go through them with God.
Timothy Keller studied at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell School of Theology and Westminster School of Theology. He then became the New York pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, which he established in 1989 with his wife Kathy and their three young sons.
Today, the Church of the Redeemer is regularly attended by nearly five thousand people. It has many partner churches and supports the birth of new churches in the major metropolises of the world. With D.A. Carson, he founded the movement of the Gospel Coalition (cf. Gospel 21). Timothy Keller is the author of many books including Reason is for God , Idols of the Heart , Jesus, a different kingship, Marriage , Suffering , Prayer , Preaching.
Why read the book?
- Have a global vision of the subject: theoretical, historical, biblical and practical.
- Understand the Christian perspective on suffering, evil and the sovereignty of God.
- Find comfort and support, meaning and hope in God.
- Take advantage of the ordeal and come out of it grown.
Highlights of the book
- The author who has suffered from cancer himself is a world-renowned pastor / speaker.
- The author presents and analyzes many different points of view.
- A nuanced, guilt-free and biblical approach to suffering and evil.
- Those who wonder (believing or not) about the question of evil and suffering and of God.
- People in pain who are looking for tools / advice to get through it better.
- Those in charge, accompanists, counselors, pastors / elders, ... confronted with people in suffering.
Table of contents
Introduction: The wave of panic underlying all things
PART ONE: Understanding the furnace
1. Cultures of Suffering
2. The victory of Christianity
3. The Challenge to Materialism
4. The problem of evil
PART TWO: Facing the Furnace
5. Faith challenged
6. The Sovereignty of God
7. The Suffering of God
8. The reasons for the suffering
9. Learning to walk
10. The different types of suffering
PART THREE: Walking with God in the furnace
13. A matter of trust
15. Thinking, Thanking, Loving
Publisher : Clé
Publication : May 2015
Weight : 516 g