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Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2007
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Ajith Fernando is the Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in war-torn Sri Lanka after serving as the ministry's National Director for 35 years. He and his wife, Nelun, are active in a church ministering primarily to the urban poor. His ministry includes mentoring younger staff and counseling Christian workers. He is the author of fifteen books published in eighteen languages.
The Call to Joy & Pain message has four parts: Suffering and Joy are Basic to Christianity; Suffering Brings Us Nearer to Christ; Our Suffering Helps the Church; and, Servants of the Church. This is not a message for the faint of heart comfort lover. This is the "meat" of the Word, as the Apostle Paul would put it, and needs a reader willing to follow the Holy Spirits leading. we must not miss the demonstration of unflinching belief in the sovereignty of God that looks at every trial in a positive light. (pg. 50).
With many illustrations from the authors own life, and from other Christians past and present, this is a clear, incisive presentation, with a strong reliance on Scripture. The Call to Joy & Pain is interesting and easy to read, providing much food for meditation, devotion, and worship. It has definitely helped my personal Christian growth. I believe readers will find it useful for both personal reading and for group use.
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Susan Hess5 Stars Out Of 5November 19, 2008Susan HessAn excellent reminder that we are not intended to buy into this world's philosophy of pain-free materialism. Everyone who really wants to see life the way God wants his children to should read this book.