Suffering – a part of life

Posted on January 16, 2010 · Posted in Shaping Influences

This week’s Blog Special

Suffering is part of this life. Some of the suffering we bring on ourselves. Some of it comes from the cursed world that we inhabit. And some comes from the ill will of other humans. As the theologians say, we do daily battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Frequently it is difficult, if not impossible, to down the cause of suffering. But there is one thing that Christians can know with confidence: whatever the circumstance we face, God has brought it about for our good and his glory.

The devastation and large scale suffering that has resulted from this past week’s earthquake in Haiti has once again thrust human suffering to the front page of life. For those who suffer without knowing God, the struggle is truly one without hope, but as I Thessalonians 4:13 says, Christians do not have to grieve as those who have no hope. It is this hope of knowing God in the midst of suffering that is the subject of this week’s special blog offer. This week you can purchase Polishing God’s Monuments, by Jim Andrews, for $5.00. Note Tim Challies’ comments about this extraordinary book:

“As I closed the cover on this book, only one day after beginning, it struck me that this is undoubtedly one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I simply can’t recommend Polishing God’s Monuments too highly. I wholeheartedly agree with Bruce Ware who writes, “To enter into this theological reflection on suffering is to accept the challenge to grow deeply in Christ, and to cherish the sure and certain promise of the gospel.” This book gripped my heart and helped me cherish the promises of the gospel like few books I’ve read recently.”
Tim Challies (challies.com)

These blog specials are designed for readers of this blog. We not only want to say thank you for participating in the blog, but also to encourage your interest in our products. Polishing God’s Monuments is one title that we believe will bring much benefit to you and others who are faced with suffering. Here is how to take advantage of this week’s offer:

When you make your purchase through our online store, go the checkout and enter the code JY003POL. Using this code will allow you to purchase up to 5 copies at $5.00 each. This code may be used once per customer and will be active through the end of Friday, January 22.

We are grateful to offer this book to you at this price.

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