Torn to Heal
Summary: Not dualism. Not stoicism. These two reactions to suffering are both common and wrong. The Bible is very realistic and sympathetic when it comes to our pain and struggles. But know also, that God indeed has a plan through it all.
Personal Thoughts: I loved this book. Short. Readable. Rich. Christ-centered. It doesn't have a quick answer approach to trials. It is so compassionate to sufferers and leads them ever so gently to a kind and loving Christ.
Quote: The Bible acknowledges our suffering, fully and completely, without ever minimizing the present reality and pain, and without ever giving an inch to the powers of darkness that ever strive but ever fail to defeat God's children. Indeed, the Scriptures present suffering as a painful yet merciful tool in the hands of a loving God. He will tear us for the sake of healing us, and He will do it in love, for His eternal glory and our eternal good." --excerpt from page 86.