How Suffering Makes You Free
Suffering. Every person experiences it. Hundreds of books have been written about it, plays have dramatized it, and countless sermons are preached on this topic every Sunday. Yet pastor and award winning author Tullian Tchividjian (cha-vi-jin) believes many Christians are missing the purpose of suffering in their lives. In Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Makes You Free (September 1, 2012, David C Cook), uses the Biblical example of Job, to illustrate how God’s presence in suffering will always be enough. And experiencing the presence of God, Tchividjian explains, is the purpose of suffering.
“My prayer that readers of this book will begin to comprehend the height, depth, and length of the love of Jesus right in the middle of their present suffering,” says Tchividjian.
Tchividjian says Glorious Ruin is different than other books on suffering because it does not wrestle with the “why” of suffering only the “who.” “We don’t need answers and explanations as much as we need God’s presence in and through the suffering. For the life of the believer, one thing is beautifully and abundantly true: God's chief concern in your suffering is to be with you and be himself for you. The Gospel is not ultimately a defense from pain, it is the message of God’s rescue through pain.”
Title: Glorious Ruin
Subtitle: How Suffering Makes You Free
Author: Tullian Tchividjian
Release Date: September 2012
Category: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Retail Price: $14.99
Binding: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 224