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Suffering and evil affect us all, both at a general level, as we look at a world filled with injustice, natural disasters and poverty, and at a personal level, as we experience grief, pain and unfairness. And how we think about and process the reality of pain is at the heart of why many people reject God.
Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is no stranger to pain and gives a heartfelt yet academically rigorous examination of how different belief systems deal with the problem of pain. She explains the unique answer that is found in Christ and how he can give us hope in the reality of suffering.
This empathetic, easy-to-read and powerful evangelistic book is good for both unbelievers and believers alike. It will help those hoping to answer one of life’s biggest questions as well as those who are either suffering personally or comforting others.
Part of the popular Questioning Faith Series from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
An extraordinary combination of argument and empathy, Amy Orr-Ewing weaves together the Bible story of suffering, her own experience as a woman, a wife, a mother, an academic, a pastor and a friend. And this in turn enables her to ask the reader, 'what is your story so far?' Such a timely book for these days of Covid-19.
--- Rico Tice, All Souls Church & Christianity Explored
As deeply caring as she is wise, deep, and helpful, Amy Orr-Ewing has written for all who are suffering and in pain. She has been there herself, and she also knows the sure path to comfort, healing and faith. A book to be read slowly, and cherished — and shared with others who are in pain.
--- Os Guinness, Author of ‘Unspeakable’
Chapter 1—Asking “Why?”
Chapter 2—In Anger
Chapter 3—In Grief
Chapter 4—In Illness
Chapter 5—In Mental Illness
Chapter 6—In Response to Violence
Chapter 7—In Natural Disasters
Chapter 8—In Systemic Pain
Chapter 9—In the Suffering Servant
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