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"'Suffering is suffering, and it is universal,' writes Tchividjian (Jesus + Nothing = Everything) in his newest book, which examines the value and meaning of suffering. Sidestepping the traditional apologetic arguments to explain why humans experience pain despite the existence of a good God, the author instead aims to drive readers to Jesus when torment approaches. Regularly citing the Old Testament book of Job as well as pop culture and classic theology, Tchividjian first discusses the pervasive severity of suffering before he critiques the many futile and frustrating ways that the world attempts to deal with pain. Tchividjian also keenly condemns empty theologies of glory from suffering that he contends make the misery worse. Deconstructing customary curatives for agony, the author posits that suffering sets individuals free to more fully rely on Jesus and his suffering on humanity's behalf. The question of 'why?' when it comes to suffering is replaced with 'Who?' For some readers, this might leave questions unresolved. Undeterred by the unsolved mysteries of theodicy, the author repeatedly underscores that through suffering, God is not in the business of giving explanations, but liberating the anguished from the 'prison of Why,' being strong for those who are weak, victorious for those who feel loss, glorious for those in the midst of ruin. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781434705150
Publisher:
David C. Cook
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Author:
Tchividjian, Tullian
Publication Date:
October 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages David C. Cook - English 9781434705150 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Suffering is suffering, and it is universal,' writes Tchividjian (Jesus + Nothing = Everything) in his newest book, which examines the value and meaning of suffering. Sidestepping the traditional apologetic arguments to explain why humans experience pain despite the existence of a good God, the author instead aims to drive readers to Jesus when torment approaches. Regularly citing the Old Testament book of Job as well as pop culture and classic theology, Tchividjian first discusses the pervasive severity of suffering before he critiques the many futile and frustrating ways that the world attempts to deal with pain. Tchividjian also keenly condemns empty theologies of glory from suffering that he contends make the misery worse. Deconstructing customary curatives for agony, the author posits that suffering sets individuals free to more fully rely on Jesus and his suffering on humanity's behalf. The question of 'why?' when it comes to suffering is replaced with 'Who?' For some readers, this might leave questions unresolved. Undeterred by the unsolved mysteries of theodicy, the author repeatedly underscores that through suffering, God is not in the business of giving explanations, but liberating the anguished from the 'prison of Why,' being strong for those who are weak, victorious for those who feel loss, glorious for those in the midst of ruin. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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