Every one is familiar with suffering in some way. After losing his wife to brain cancer, Finch sought to understand God's sovereignty in the midst of his suffering. In Unmapped Darkness, Finch takes you through the reality of life's storms, shows that God is a very present power even in the most difficult of circumstances, and explains how you can ride out suffering and find value in the experience. Includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
Based on the Theology of Suffering course Finch teaches at Moody Bible Institute, this examination of the reality of evil and suffering in the world gives a framework to understand along with a pathway to cope with it. The author examines the reality of and causes of suffering, then points readers to the light of the Trinity, the Cross, God’s point of view, and finally, to how a person experiences suffering. “Suffering points to the mystery of life itself. It does something to a person, it reduces their tolerance of superficiality,” writes Finch. Not a personal memoir so much as a treatise on theological truth.
THOMAS FINCH, a former pastor, is a professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Tom lost his wife to brain cancer over two years ago. He is a contributor to the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
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