Author(s): Philip Yancey
This perennial best-seller about the question of suffering is now available in a special anniversary edition. "If there is a loving God, then why ...?" No matter how the question is completed, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order suffering? Or did he simply wind up the world's mainspring and now is watching from a distance? In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain - physical, emotional, and spiritual - and helps us understand why we suffer.
Winner of Christian Book Award 1978.
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. The author of twelve Gold Medallion Award-winning books and two Kip Jordan ECPA Books of the Year, he lives with his wife in Colorado. Philip Yancey es editor regional de la revista Christianity Today. Ha escrito once libros premiados con la medalla de oro, entre los que figuran: La Biblia que leyo Jesus y El don del dolor. Sus libros El Jesus que nunca conoci y Gracia divina vs. condena humana tambien recibieron premio como libro cristiano del ano. Ademas, es autor de Alcanzando al Dios invisible entre otros.
Preface ... 9 1. A Problem That Won't Go Away ... 15 PART ONE Why Is There Such a Thing as Pain? 2. The Gift Nobody Wants... 25 3. Painless Hell ... 37 4. Agony and Ecstasy ... 47 PART TWO Is Pain a Message from God? 5. The Groaning Planet ... 61 6. What Is God Trying to Tell Us? ... 75 7. Why Are We Here? ... 87 8. Arms Too Short to Box with God ... 103 PART THREE How People Respond to Suffering 9. After the Fall ... 117 10. On My Feet Dancing ... 131 11. Other Witnesses... 143 12. Extreme Cases ... 153 How Can We Cope with Pain? 13. Frontiers of Recovery ... 167 14. Fear ... 175 15. Helplessness ... 187 16. Meaning ... 199 17. Hope ... 211 PART FIVE How Does Faith Help? 18. Seeing for Himself ... 225 19. The Rest of the Body ... 239 20. A Whole New World Outside ... 249 Discussion Guide ... 263 Sources ... 281