Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain: Uncover the Hidden Potential in Life's Most Common Struggles

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Nov 2, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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A revolutionary approach to dealing with life's challenges that guides readers in how to face them and to recognize them as gifts from God.

At one time or another everyone finds themselves questioning, "Does God still love me? Is there a purpose for all this pain?" Drs. Meier and Henderson teach readers how to face painful struggles head-on in a way that allows them to grow and mature emotionally and spiritually. In this timely book they explore the seven most common life challenges:

  • Injustice
  • Rejection
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Discipline
  • Failure
  • Death

In addition they offer the three reasons we often miss the gifts these challenges can be. This unique approach to an age-old problem will encourage and challenge readers to grow through their struggles instead of wasting energy trying to avoid them altogether.


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Good Help for those in Pain

User Review  - NanaNeicy -

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain I will be the first to admit that I have been less than diligent about reading this particular book. I received this particular book well over a year ago, and have just ... Read full review

Good book for people with trials

User Review  - alisa -

It took me a little bit to get into this book, but overall I very much enjoyed it. The book starts with the premise of pain not being an enemy, but a help in our growth. I appreciated the specific ... Read full review


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Mary Beth Woll, MA, L.M.H.C., is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Meier Clinics in Bothell, Washington. Prior to joining Meier Clinics in April 2005, Mary Beth was the director of a pregnancy center, worked at a child and family agency, and was a seminar coordinator. She helped introduce an abstinence until marriage health curriculum to the local public schools, where she taught and coordinated a district-wide program, recruiting and training pastors and others. She also has been active in Celebrate Recovery, enjoyed numerous speaking engagements and served in the church alongside her Music Pastor husband, Bob. Her favorite career has been mom to four wonderful children.

Dr. David Livingstone Henderson is a board-certified psychiatrist, author and speaker. He obtained his medical degree from Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio, and completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of South Carolina. He has a private practice in Dallas, TX. He is the Director of Psychology and Counseling at Criswell College, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Dallas Theological Seminary.

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