Living With Pain Without Becoming One
: Pain is inevitable, universal, and for over one hundred million Americans, it's nearly constant. Chronic pain can be a miserable existence, but it doesn't mean we have to become miserable people.With his own chronic pain ailin him, pastor Craig...
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Pain is inevitable, universal, and for over one hundred million Americans, it's nearly constant. Chronic pain can be a miserable existence, but it doesn't mean we have to become miserable people.With his own chronic pain ailin him, pastor Craig Selness speaks and writes about pain using a Biblical perspective on living well. The good news of the gospel is that we can continue to do good – to be kindand gracious and loving and hopeful – despite physical struggle. His thoughtful, honest, and scriptural words will encourage anyone who hurts or loves someone who does.
John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
Craig Selness developed necrosis of the hip in 2010 and, after five surgeries in thirteen months, still struggles with near constant pain. He and his wife Barbara founded Cornerstone Community Church in San Jose, California which merged with Menlo Church San Jose, where he still serves as the Pastor of Community Life. He earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1976, Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1979, an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Santa Clara University in 1982, and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985.