Author: John S Feinberg
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publishing Date: June 27, 2016
Genre: Christian Living
Buy It Link: Kregel Publications
Synopsis: How can a God of love allow terrible things to happen in our lives?
My rating: 4 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I am in a position of trying to help someone who is suffering, I'm frankly lost, baffled, and struggling to come up with the "right thing" to say. I know I am not alone in this. And most of the time, I end up putting my foot in my mouth, probably hurting the person more without intending to.
This book helps to show us what NOT to say, but at the same time, shows us what we CAN do as Christians, how we can support, help in a comforting way, and how to relate in a gentle way.
Trying to explain the why behind the suffering, pain and injustice of this world is near to impossible, if not impossible for us.
The author has a unique angle on this subject, as his wife has been chronically suffering for decades with no hope of healing, and no easy end in sight. The things that he and his family have experienced and the things people have been saying to him, give him a unique view on what actually needs to be said to people in our lives that are suffering in some way.
I believe this is a book that needs to be read by everyone, even if you only understand what *not* to say to those suffering.