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Rejoicing In Lament

Author : J. Todd Billings
ISBN : 9781441222909
Genre : Religion
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At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.

Rejoicing In Lament

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ISBN : 1441222928
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Losing Susan

Author : Victor Lee Austin
ISBN : 9781493404698
Genre : Religion
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The Story of Brain Disease and the Priest's Wife This is the story of Susan--a wife, mother, Christian believer, lover of children, writer of stories, and woman of extraordinary intellect. Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in her late thirties. Although it was successfully treated, the process led to her slow, unending decline. In this personal story of love and loss, Victor Lee Austin shares how caring for his wife during her painful struggle with brain cancer and its aftereffects brought him face-to-face with his God and with his faith in unsettling ways. God gave Victor what his heart most desired--marriage to Susan--then God took away what he had given. Yet God never withdrew his presence. Weaving together autobiographical details and profound theological insights, this powerful narrative shows that we are called to turn to God in the face of suffering.

Calvin Participation And The Gift

Author : J. Todd Billings
ISBN : 9780199211876
Genre : History
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Is John Calvin's view of God coercive, leaving no place for the human in redemption? J. Todd Billings explores Calvin's theology of `participation in Christ', arguing that for Calvin grace fulfils nature. Billings reframes the critiques of Calvin in the Gift discussion, opening up new possibilities for contemporary theology as well.

Union With Christ

Author : J. Todd Billings
ISBN : 9780801039348
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An accomplished theologian recovers the biblical theme of union with Christ, showing how it affects current theological and ministry issues.

Darkness Is My Only Companion

Author : Kathryn Greene-McCreight
ISBN : 9781441248695
Genre : Religion
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Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy. The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

In Every Pew Sits A Broken Heart

Author : Ruth Graham
ISBN : 9781458758934
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WHEN LIFE'S ROSY DREAMS DISSOLVE INTO DIFFICULT REALITIES THAT BREAK OUR HEARTS, GOD SHOWS THAT HE SPECIALIZES IN RESTORATION'' ''If in these pages you see your own life's experience mirrored in our daughter's, may you, too, find a personal relationship with the same heavenly Father who continues to be her strength, comfort, and joy.'' - From the foreword by Billy Graham ''Warning: This book should only be read by imperfect, flawed people in serious need of God's amazing grace. Thank you, Ruth Graham, for having the courage to bare your soul and then lead others back toward God's welcoming arms.'' - - Philip Yancey, author of Where Is God When It Hurts? ''For any who have experienced the tragedy of infidelity and wrong choices. Ruth unfolds her life, showing that the grace of God is sufficient. - - Elisabeth Elliot Gren, author of Through Gates of Splendor ''You hold in your hand a tool that will help you whether you are hurting or seeking to minister to one who is hurting. By sharing openly from her own experiences of heartache and by offering practical insights founded on biblical truth, Ruth Graham has provided a resource that both equips us to pursue wholeness and leads us into the arms of the only One who can make us whole. - - Dr. Gary Smalley, The author of DNA of Relationships ''This book is a must-read for those who are hurting or for those who would like to be a healing agent for someone else.'' - - Dr. Charles Stanley, author of The Blessings of Brokenness.

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