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5 Books to Read to Discover Special Reasons for Some Suffering

5 Books to Read to Discover Special Reasons for Some Suffering

Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy

by Beth Moore (Lifeway Press, 2016)

Moore writes (on pages 67 and 68) of a specific type of suffering that may come to some as part of their unique calling (related to the calling or as a consequence of it). She gives several cogent reasons for that. (She distinguishes between this case of suffering and general human suffering.)


Healing

by Francis MacNutt (Ave Maria Press, 1999)

The chapter “Eleven Reasons People Aren’t Healed” was the first part of this book I read. I had an excellent experience with this book, which I share in this blog post.


Faith with Grit for the Not-Yet Healed

by AmyLu Riley (AmyLu Riley, forthcoming 2019)

In a chapter called “What Can Suffering Be?” Riley considers a number of reasons for suffering given in Scripture.


The Jesus Way

by Eugene Peterson (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017)

The second chapter of this book focuses on the life of Abraham, with a section specifically dedicated to the testing of Abraham. Peterson puts Abraham’s famous testing in a new light, which helps cast all testing in a new light.


Leap Over a Wall

by Eugene Peterson (Harper San Francisco, 1997)

In chapter 18, (pages 194-199 and 201-204), the author explores the concept of multiple, interconnected causes of suffering in the life of King David in the wrenching matters involving his son Absalom, as well as what David gained and how he was changed through the experience.


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