Between Pain and Grace A Biblical Theology of Suffering

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2016
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Why does suffering exist? When will it end? Where is God in it?

Despite how common suffering is, we still struggle to understand it, and even more, to bear through it. Between Pain and Grace gets to the heart of this struggle. Born from a popular college course on suffering, this book answers many of our critical questions, like:  

  • Is God personally involved in our pain and suffering?
  • How should Christians handle emotions like grief and anger?
  • What does the Bible say about issues like mental illness, sexual abuse, and betrayal?

Striking an elegant balance between being scholarly on the one hand and heartfelt on the other, Between Pain and Grace is useful both in the classroom and for personal reading. The authors pull together Scripture, personal experiences, and even psychological research to offer a well-rounded and trustworthy take on suffering.

Between Pain and Grace will give you confidence in God’s sovereignty, comfort in His presence, and wisdom for life this side of paradise. 

Author Biography

GERALD PETERMAN (PhD, King's College at The University of London) is professor of New Testament studies and chair of the Bible department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. Peterman has contributed to The Moody Handbook of Preaching, Proclaiming Jesus, and The Moody Bible Commentary. He has also published six essays in various journals and bulletins.

ANDREW SCHMUTZER (PhD, Trinity International University) is Professor of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois). In addition to numerous articles and essays on the Old Testament, he has written the exegetical theology Be Fruitful and Multiply and two forthcoming commentaries on Ruth and Esther.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Section 1: Suffering and God
Chapter One: The Lord's Prayer
Chapter Two: A Suffering God and the Virtues of Jesus
Chapter Three: The Relational Ecosystem of Sin and Suffering
Section 2: Suffering and Man
Chapter Four: Lament and Ritual
Chapter Five: Redemptive Anger
Chapter Six: Groaning and Creation
Chapter Seven: Leadership and Tears
Section Three: Topics in Suffering
Chapter Eight: Betrayal and Reconciliation
Chapter Nine: Sexual Abuse
Chapter Ten: Mental Illness
Chapter Eleven: Marriage
Chapter Tweleve: Suffering as an Honor
Chapter Thirteen: The Meta-narrative Renewed

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