If God Is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad?: 25th Anniversary Special Edition  -     By: David B. Biebel
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If God Is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad?: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

Healthy Life Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 220
Vendor: Healthy Life Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 X 0.46 (inches)
ISBN: 1939267838
ISBN-13: 9781939267832

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In this powerful book, Biebel leaves behind the all-too-familiar platitudes and instead offers the unvarnished truth about the pain of illness, death, divorce, financial ruin, and more. With keen insight and a Christian outlook, Biebel puts God right by your side to help you sort through your hurt and see the value in your trials. His real-life examples and honest approach will help you turn pain into a meaningful journey toward hope and happiness. "This book saved my life," one bereaved father said. A young woman wrote, "I kept this book on my nightstand. Late at night, when I was alone and afraid, I could feel its presence hanging over me like a lightly floating sheet making me feel safe." Over the past twenty-five years, this book has brought comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of the author's fellow pilgrims on the way of suffering. Now, this major revision is even more practical and helpful for those who hurt and those who wish to understand. In these pages you will find: - Eight essential truths about pain and healing - Questions for personal reflection or group study - Insights into relevant biblical texts and themes - A pathway toward a deeper, more personal relationship with the One who shares our sorrows, and is acquainted with our grief One of the most profound, empathetic and beautiful books ever written on the subject of suffering and loss. - Sheila Walsh In this remarkable book, my friend Dave Biebel helps the reader understand exactly what's so good about God in the midst of suffering. - Joni Eareckson Tada

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  1. Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    If God is Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad?
    December 21, 2015
    loriweller
    Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    f God is Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad is a book about dealing with grief. The author dealt with the death of his son. The way the book is written though it can be used for any type of grief- death, dealing with cancer, suffering,loss,and pain. It is a book of encouragement.

    I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
  2. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouragement from one who has been through pain
    April 28, 2015
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is a book written from the heart of a man who has suffered and desires to share what he has learned, giving hope to others.

    Pastor Biebel and his wife lost their three year old son to an undiagnosed condition. He shares his pain, grieving, and his depression. They had another son a year later but then he came down with what was probably the same extremely rare disease.

    But this is not a depressing book. It is full of encouragement. His message is that, as he made it through the pain, so will readers. He takes us through the stages one goes through, drawing from his journal and his correspondence with others. He describes the process as a spiral. Emotions may be revisited again and again. He writes of disintegration, reintegration, and then authentic living.

    Biebel asks his readers to take a risk to believe that God is more loving, understanding, and forgiving that we ever imagined. He reminds us that a crisis is both a danger and an opportunity. Much of how we emerge from a painful experience depends on our view. Faith is essential but he does note that first that faith will generate many questions before it provides the ultimate comfort. It will get harder before it gets easier. The good news is, he writes, that walking with him by faith remains the only way to transform your pain into anything other than pain.

    Biebel encourages readers, reminding us that we know the love of God in a special way through suffering. Perhaps, he says, the only way to really learn about the love of God is through pain. He encourages us to let Jesus in our pain, helping us to see beyond now to eternity, ...transforming your chaos into coherence through his presence in the center. But it will take time as the journey is long.

    This is a book written from the heart of a man who has gone through the pain of loss. It is full of information on the journey with encouragement along the path. I highly recommend it.

    I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through the Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    IF GOD IS SO GOOD, WHY DO I HURT SO BAD?
    April 3, 2015
    Miriam Jacob
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This empathetic book deals with excruciating pain, staggering grief and unbearable loss. With a rare sensitivity, intuition and perceptive understanding, culled in the crucible of suffering, David Biebel offers us fresh hope and insight to look to Jesus, our Comforter. When mind-boggling pain clouds our clear-sighted vision, heart-wringing sorrow plunges us into devastating despair and casts our minds into an emotional tailspin, how can we possibly see the good about God in the midst of suffering? Called to comfort others with the comfort God comforts us with, in a passionate reconciliation of grace in affliction, we prove the paradox of peace and pain united. For grieving people, only those who have grieved can comfort their broken hearts. They have the gift to touch the heart of pain gently. David Biebel honestly reveals the baffling questions in his own heart and soul as he shares from the depths of his grief, anger and bouts of wrestling with God. He helps to deliver people from guilt as they learn to deal with problems that threaten to overpower them. God meets them at the point of their greatest need, as they struggle to drink the last overwhelming dregs of sorrow, grief and pain. If God is so good, why do I hurt so bad? And God provides His comforting answer: I will heal you, my beloved child.

    Miriam Jacob
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