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The perfection of creation was corrupted by the fall. Suffering plays a large part in the Christian faith on the road to transformation. God can overcome our suffering to redirect us back to him.

"Suffering fills the need to continually remind us of the most obvious and evident truth there is, yet the one we are most constantly forgetting in practice: that we are not God."
Peter Kreeft - Making Sense Out Of Suffering

“Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested” – Hebrews 2:18.

Click on the book titles to see a brief explanation

Dark Night of the Soul – Gerald May *

Written by a psychiatrist and spiritual counselor, it shows how suffering is necessary for our spiritual growth that results in greater joy. Through the dark night we benefit from being taken where we could not and would not go on our own.

The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis *

Lewis so beautifully writes when pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.

A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis

Lewis writes of his mourning the death of his beloved wife. He shares his learning that all human relationships end in pain; it is the price that our imperfection has allowed Satan to exact from us for the privilege of love.

Making Sense Out of Suffering- Peter Kreeft *

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College shares his wisdom on the mystery and meaning of pain and suffering. This is a must read for those struggling to understand the seemingly pointless and suffering so many people endure at some point in the journey of life.

Book of Job

Old Testament story of how Job was tested. With a life filled with prestige, possessions, and large loving family and friends, he was allowed to be suddenly assaulted and attacked by the Devil, devastated, broken down to his core being. But his life had been built upon a deep faith in God, and therefore he endured and was restored.

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