Suffering: Making Sense of Suffering (Rose Guide Series)
Suffering is miserable. When you're overwhelmed by pain and problems, it's easy to feel helpless, hopeless and sinking into a whirlpool of self-pity. Author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada knows about these emotions first-hand. A diving accident in 1967 left...
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Suffering is miserable. When you're overwhelmed by pain and problems, it's easy to feel helpless, hopeless and sinking into a whirlpool of self-pity. Author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada knows about these emotions first-hand. A diving accident in 1967 left her confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic at the age of 17. Joni knows what it's like to suffer chronic pain. Yet she has found comfort and meaning in the God of the Bible. Whether you are suffering physically, emotionally, or spiritually, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Joni Eareckson Tada understands. After being a quadriplegic for more than 45 years, Joni Earekson Tada knows where to go in the Bible to find practical encouragement. There is no easy answer when it comes to processing pain and suffering. But, Joni shows you how to stay encouraged and how to fix your eyes on the truth. She covers the 5 ways suffering can strengthen--not weaken--your walk with God and she shares the 10 key ways to make sense of suffering. Packed with key Bible verses, practical advice, prayers, and reflection questions, this incredible pamphlet answers-- Why do I have to suffer?How can I possibly endure this pain?Does God really care about my suffering?What good could possibly come from my suffering? Joni says, Somewhere after the first five years of life in my wheelchair, I noticed a change in my hardships. I was beginning to see how my quadriplegia was working for my good and God's glory--simply put, it meant becoming more like Christ. Making Sense of Suffering is a Scripture-based pamphlet that will bring hope and comfort to those who are going through personal difficulties, and will be a great help to groups dealing with grief, disabilities, emotional and physical trauma, divorce, and more. 14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long. 3 Key Features of Making Sense of Suffering Bible-Based--Packed with dozens of Scriptures and helps straight from the Word of God, get solid advice for navigating trials that will guide you towards hope and spiritual growth.Practical--This pamphlet isn't just fluffy encouragement and hopeful words: get real, practical steps you can take today to apply God's Word to your life and allow him to transform your hurts into hope. Relevant--Instead of religious cliches or sugarcoated greeting-card advice, get a wealth of experience and eternal hope from someone who has been there and suffered the pains of loss and illness. Filled with real stories from real people, enjoy having inspiring testimonies of those that found their hope in the Lord. Perfect for: Personal & individual useSmall group studyDevotionsHospital ministryChaplaincyOutreach ministryChurch giveawaysAnd more! About the Author Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, she embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God's perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.
Joni Eareckson Tada, the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities.
A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.
She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centred ministry to special-needs families, as well as training for churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special-needs families through Family Retreats, and has delivered over 170,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy individuals with disabilities in developing nations.
Joni survived stage III breast cancer in 2010, yet keeps a very active schedule. Her newest book, A Spectacle of Glory, won best devotional book in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's 2017 Christian Book Awards - it contains fresh biblical insights from her battle with chronic pain. Joni is General Editor of Tyndale's Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published for those who suffer chronic conditions, and their caregivers.