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Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.00 X 4.75 (inches)
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Your Scars Are Beautiful to God: Finding Peace and Purpose in the Hurts of Your PastSharon JaynesHarvest House Publishers / 2006 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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Be Still My Soul: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in SufferingJohn Calvin, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John PiperCrossway / 2010 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain: Uncover the Hidden Potential in Life's Most Common StrugglesPaul Meier, David HendersonThomas Nelson / 2009 / Hardcover$16.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
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"The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering, but a supernatural use for it." Simone Weil
"Like most people I, too, have been blindsided by personal grief now and again over the years. And I have an increasingly keen sense that, wherever I am, someone nearby is suffering now.
For that reason, I lately have settled in to mull the matter over, gathering my troubled wits to undertake a difficult essay, more like what we used to call an assay, reallyan earnest inquiry. I am thinking of it just now as a study in suffering, by which I hope to find some sense in affliction, hopingjust as I have come to hope about experience in generalto make something of it."
Is there meaning in our afflictions?
With the thoughtfulness of a pilgrim and the prose of a poet, Scott Cairns takes us on a soul-baring journey through "the puzzlement of our afflictions." Probing ancient Christian wisdom for revelation in his own pain, Cairns challenges us toward a radical revision of the full meaning and breadth of human suffering.
Clear-eyed and unsparingly honest, this new addition to the literature of suffering is reminiscent of The Year of Magical Thinking as well as the works of C. S. Lewis. Cairns points us toward hope in the seasons of our afflictions, because "in those trials in our lives that we do not choose but press througha stillness, a calm, and a hope become available to us."
Scott Carins is the author of six collections of poetry including Compass of Affection, and the memoir Short Trip to the Edge. His Poetry and nonfiction have been included in Best Spiritual American Writing and other anthologies. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and The New Republic. He is professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.
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