Does God Feel Your Pain?: Finding Answers When Life Hurts

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Harvest House Publishers, 2009 - Religion - 223 pages
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The furnace of affliction has a way of bringing to surface some of the hardest questions of life many of them questions about God. And the only trustworthy source for answers is the Bible, which God Himself wrote. In Does God Feel Your Pain? authors Wayne House and William Grover skillfully interweave compassion, honesty, and scriptural counsel as they explore these difficult issues and more:

  • Why has God allowed evil in the world?
  • Why does God permit pain in our lives?
  • How can God really be in control when Satan is at work?
  • Why aren t my prayers being answered?
  • Is it really possible to know joy even in the worst of pain?

Readers will find this a highly personal and practical resource that can help restore bright hope even in the midst of dark despair.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Preface
11
The Reality of Human Pain and How God Relates to It
13
God and Human Suffering
15
Why All the Misery in the World?
29
Why Has God Allowed Evil in the World?
45
Why Does God Allow Pain in Our Lives?
67
Getting to Know the God Who Feels Our Pain
93
Can God Experience Pain?
121
Did God Suffer When Christ Died on the Cross?
135
Dealing with Pain in Our Christian Walk
149
How Do We Participate in Christs Sufferings?
151
Does Prayer Change the Mind of God?
171
Being Victorious in the Face of Lifes Problems
193
Select Bibliography
211
Notes
215

Getting to Know the God Who Cares for You
95

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About the author (2009)

H. Wayne House has been a professor of biblical studies, theology, or law for more than 30 years. He is currently Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary (Tacoma, WA) and formerly president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 30 books. William Grover taught learning-handicapped teens for 35 years. His theological degrees include an M.A. from Point Loma Nazarene, a Th.M. from Western Seminary, and D.Th. from Unizul (South Africa). He is on the faculty of the South African Theological Seminary and lives in Oregon with Jan, his wife of nearly 40 years.

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