The Problem Of Suffering
EPHESIANS—For the believer God has provided spiritual riches in this life and the next.
JOB—Criticized by friends who try to understand his troubles, a righteous man discovers that God’s purposes reach far beyond his own insights.
PSALMS—Man cries out his heart-need in times of trial and suffering and triumphantly witnesses to God’s deliverance.
ROMANS—Man, lost in a sin-darkened world, can find a blessed hope of eternal and joyful life in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Saviour.
(The following represent some of many readings which portray psychological factors and resources available for the suffering Christian.)
DERHAM, A. MORGAN, The Mature Christian. Revell, 1961, 128 pages, $2.50. Biblical principles presented throughout the text will aid in understanding the chapter devoted to the problem of suffering.
EVANS, DALE, Angel Unaware. Revell, 1953, 63 pages, $1.25. A Christian mother portrays the sorrow, but also joy and spiritual growth for many, brought by her mongoloid daughter, Robin Elizabeth Rogers.
GOCKEL, HERMAN W., Answer to Anxiety. Concordia, 1961, 192 pages, $3. Here is effective sharing of many problems and solutions to encourage those who hunger for certainty and direction in a tragedy-filled world.
GOULOOZE, WILLIAM, Victory Over Suffering. Baker, 1949, 152 pages, $2. From his own experience in suffering through illness, the author gives suggestions for others.
LAUTERBACK, WILLIAM A., Ministering to the Sick. Concordia, 1955, 196 pages, $2. For the minister’s use, companionship in suffering is expressed in devotional prayers for sick-bed situations.
Mow, ANNA B., Say “Yes” to Life. Zondervan, 1961, 152 pages, $2.50. Those who know about being born into a new life ...1
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