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Between Pain and Grace Why Is There Suffering When Will It End Where Is God In It Despite How Common Suffering Is, We Still Struggle To Understand It, And Even To Bear Through It Between Pain And Grace Gets To The Heart Of This Struggle Its Honest And Detailed Portrait Of Life Challenges Our Assumptions About Pain, Emotion, And God Himself.Born From A Popular College Course On Suffering, This Book Answers 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 Family Betrayal Striking An Elegant Balance Between Being Scholarly And Pastoral, Between Pain And Grace Is Useful In The Classroom, Churches, And For Personal Reading The Authors Draw From Scripture, Personal Experience, 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 It Will Also Make You Tender And Better Prepared To Respond To The Suffering Of Others Read It Today For A Richer, Realistic Relationship With God.


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    Gerald W Peterman and Andrew J Schmutzer, Between Pain and Grace A Biblical Theology of Suffering Chicago Moody, 2016.American Christians don t know how to suffer well On the one hand, we think the life of faith should be victorious and joyful, so suffering seems like a defeat and a downer On the other hand, because suffering seems like a defeat and a downer, it must be caused by insufficient faith or obedience on our part.Neither hand is biblical, of course Instead, both reflect the chirpy optimism and can do individualism of modern culture If it s going to be, we often hear, it s up to me The corollary of this sentiment is obvious but ignored If it doesn t happen, it s my fault What American Christians need is a biblical theology of suffering one that recognizes life s hardness without blaming the victims Between Pain and Grace by Gerald Peterman and Andrew Schmutzer does just that It situates Christian experience smack dab in the middle of the now but not yet of the gospel In our current metanarrative the overarching narrative of human life for those of Christian faith we find two opposing qualities existing side by side indeed, they are sometimes mixed together First, there is death and those things that go along with it, such as suffering, sin, frustration, betrayal, violence, corruption, and groaning Second, there are blessings of the gospel new life, redemption, the indwelling Spirit, adoption, hope, life in God s commun...


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    Pain, Emotion, and GodElisabeth Elliot coined the most memorable definition of human suffering that I have ever heard Suffering is wanting what you don t have or having what you don t want These words came to mind often as I read Between Pain and Grace, because Gerald W Peterman and Andrew J Schmutzer have initiated a fresh conversation which does not claim to be the last word on suffering, but is characterized by the scope, depth, and fidelity one would expect from two of Moody Bible Institute s theology professors.My attention was arrested immediately by the authors careful distinction between pain and suffering Consider this Pain primarily objective, external, and typically social or physical as opposed to personal and mental Suffering primarily subjective, internal, and typically mental or emotional This distinction is important because not all pain is received as suffering just ask an Olympic gymnast or a brand new mum Conversely, those with leprosy or diabetic neuropathy would welcome pain as a means to all...


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    The authors have provided a biblical theology of suffering for pastors, ministry leaders, counselors, and others in church leadership It is aimed at understanding our suffering based on biblical texts It centers on what the Bible says about suffering well and helping others in their suffering.There are some thought provoking issues in this book The one that struck me with the most force is our lack of lament There is no place for lament in our church services, even though a good percentage of those in the pews are suffering The authors draw attention to our dis ease with engaging suffering in corporate worship Expressions of pain and suffering are not welcome in church We wear facades instead This section of the book made me wonder how the church can engage misery and give voice to those suffering.Another issue is the suffering of God The authors investigate that concept and how an understanding of the suffering of God helps those who have known pain I found their discussion of fear was interesting too, especially whether it is always a sin We are reminded of Jesus experience of fear in the garden There is also a discussion of the role of anger and how it can be redemptive An exploration of forgiveness is included too.An insightful topic for me was the difference between pain and suffering Pain is external and objective It is a thing Suffering is internal and subjective It is an exper...


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    Between Pain and Grace A Biblical Theology of Suffering by Gerald W Peterman, Andrew J Schmutzer answers questions according to the Bible and what God has to say about this subject When I first started this book I wasn t sure I was going to like it but what an eye opener it is I was very interested in reading this, as I watched my Mother who was dying with cancer, as she suffered and the pain she endured And as for myself I have suffered many things throughout my lifetime I am now living with chronic pain So yes you might understand why this is a book I would be quite interested in.The authors take us on a journey through the Bible to show us how God is in pain himself How it must break the heart of God to see how the people he has created behave so badly toward each other and destroy the earth he made for us to enjoy Let s not forget how Jesus suffered for ALL of us, so that we can one day make Heaven our home Who are we to expect any less suffering or pain than our Father in Heaven and our Savior With chapters titled1 The Grammar of Suffering Basics of Affliction In Scripture 2 The Relational Ecosystem of Sin and Suffering3 The Suffering of God4 Emotions and the Suffering of Jesus5 Longing to Lament Returning to the Language of Suffering6 Suffering and Redemptive Anger7 The Lord s Prayer Suffering, Prayer, and Worldview8...


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    Gerald W Peterman and Andrew J Schmutzer s Between Pain Grace A Biblical Theology of Suffering explores one of the toughest theological problems in the Christian faith Suffering It s the focus of so much resistance to the Faith, as well as the subject of so many songs and stories that fill our cultural dialogue and identity Suffering, it seems, is ubiquitous and personal And the biblical writers wrote as often about it as any other theme Psalms, in fact, is filled with laments, both individual and corporate Lamentations expresses the suffering of a nation under oppression and in exile Peter and Paul both express the sufferings of congregations under oppressive thumbs of political and social institutions, as well as address what it means to overcome in those situations And the prophet of the Book of Revelation is intimately aware of suffering Of course, the narratives about Jesus are littered with what the humanity of God looks like in confrontation with the principalities and powers of human suffering.The biblical material, in fact, is so vast, that Peterman and Schmutzer have quite a bit from which to choose And therefore so much to say.They say it masterfully, too Pain and suffering really is ubiquitous, and they require pastoral lives tempered with the Good News That s what readers find in Between Pain Grace.While I disagree with some conclusions Pe...


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    Between Pain and Grace provides a Biblical view of pain and suffering It has an academic tone and appears to be aimed mostly at Christian leaders and counselors The authors believe that God is both all good and all powerful Much of the book focused on what the Bible says about the topic either in teachings or in historical narratives.They started by discussing pain, suffering, and the difference between them They explored the origins of suffering as found in Genesis and discussed the verses where either God or Jesus is described as suffering They discussed the language of lament in the Bible and urge the modern church to use laments in their services They looked at redemptive anger against injustice, which leads to action to make things right and the Lord s Prayer They talked about the role of Christians and Christian leaders regarding suffering especially how they act toward suffering p...


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    Between Pain and GraceA Biblical Theology of Sufferingby Gerald W Peterman, Andrew J SchmutzerMoody PublishersSelf Help, ChristianPub Date 07 Jun 2016I was given a copy of Between Pain and Grace through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows The author starts this book by pointing out the fact that there is a difference between pain and suffering and the authors go on to talk about the relationship between pain and suffering The authors remind us too that we can experience suffering even when there is an absence of physical pain and just as there can be suffering without pain there can alse be pain without suffering Peterman and Schmutzer points out there is a relationship between sin and suffering And that Jesus himself endured suffering If you are looking for a book on Pain and Suffering and Grace from a Biblical perspective then Between Pain and Grace is just the ticket.I give this book...


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    OK, this book was amazing for me I suffer from Fibromyalgia Endometriosis, and I can attest to the fact that if God wasn t by my side through the bad days, months, years I would be a completely different person Constant, chronic pain changes you, and it s hard not to take it out of those you love This book answers questions the hard questions that you ve been asking yourself as long as you ve had pain suffering It s chalk full of things you need to really make the wisdom it offers, sink in Again, I love when a book doesn t just load you up on advice but offers real stories from real people...


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    In the vast smorgasbord of Cristian titles on suffering this book is a standout It is not filled with the platitudes and poorly exegeted Scripture references like the majority titles in this field of study It is instead a well thought out, engaging, and scholarly look at what the Bible has to say about suffering in the life of the Christian This is not a book you read with an eye toward picking up a couple of concepts It will challenge you to plumb the depths of this topic personally and t...


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    I enjoyed reading this book on a difficult topic Such an encouragement and reminder of our role as believers in dealing with suffering, our own and that of others.


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