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Making Sense Out of Suffering

Item Number: 1907

Catalog Code: 97808928321945-4-DIS

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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site Average Rating: This item received 5 stars overall.
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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.

Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. 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?

 Peter Kreeft has written Making Sense of Human Suffering in order to address these questions about the  true meaning of suffering as it pertains to the Catholic faith.  The book is deeply theological but readable.  I have encountered many a book that is way over my head.  Don't get me wrong, I love a challenge but with a three year old in tow, a book becoming too heady causes me to put it down.  Not this book.  A great help was the authors 'conversations' with a ‘reader’ throug Full Review...


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