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Making Sense Out of Suffering
A brave, insightful and encouraging look into the meaning of suffering.
This book is for anyone who has ever wept and wondered, "Why?" Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives that have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and careful observation, Making Sense Out of Suffering is a book for empty hearts, not full ones. Read it if you are hungry for insight into the mystery of suffering.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 45 books.
Excellent book delving into the heart of suffering and its purpose.
Suffering has existed since the garden. Our lives are laced with different layers of suffering that can sometimes almost consume us. We live in a world that places emphasis on removing suffering from all aspects of our lives. But as Christians we know there is a deeper reason and purpose to suffering. The questions are why do we suffer? How can a loving God allow suffering? Why do some seemingly suffer more than others?