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Why Does It Have to Hurt?, The Meaning of Christian Suffering [Paperback]

Dan G. McCartney
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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed; First edition (2 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875523862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875523866
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 13.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great exposition 1 Dec 2013
By Lynnie
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Very well written. An easy read with references for further study. Dan shows the love of God in our sufferings and the reasons for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Answers the 'why' 9 Jun 2011
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A book that lays out exactly what the titles says: it explores the WHY of suffering from a Christian perspective. Quite a short and concise read, it says nothing wrong. If you want practicalities and how to help, this isn't the book. But it lays out the doctrine of suffering clearly. 7/10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An honest, Bible-based examination of suffering 27 Nov 1998
By A Customer
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Dr. McCartney boldly examines the subject of suffering, especially asking the questions that all Christians deal with eventually. He uses the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, as the ultimate example of apparently unjust suffering as part of God's plan. Scripture assures us that God has ordained suffering as a refining of His chosen and that He is with us to guide, comfort & rescue according to His grace & wisdom. This makes an excellent small group study guide as Dr. McCartney is not afraid to ask "why?" and examine it in light of the truth & inerrancy of the Word of God.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An honest, Bible-based examination of suffering 27 Nov 1998
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Dr. McCartney boldly examines the subject of suffering, especially asking the questions that all Christians deal with eventually. He uses the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, as the ultimate example of apparently unjust suffering as part of God's plan. Scripture assures us that God has ordained suffering as a refining of His chosen and that He is with us to guide, comfort & rescue according to His grace & wisdom. This makes an excellent small group study guide as Dr. McCartney is not afraid to ask "why?" and examine it in light of the truth & inerrancy of the Word of God.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on suffering. Every Christian should read this. 10 Mar 2013
By Marty - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the perfect book to read while you are NOT in the midst of heavy suffering.

It wonderfully lays out the theology of suffering, correcting alot of common misconceptions and mistakes.

But more than that, the author covers *how* to suffer as a Christian - what to do when you experience it.

I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars very meaningful book 28 April 2014
By Diane Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
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This book gives an indepth reasoning for why we suffer if we are in Christ. It will be a comfort to any who are suffereing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 19 Dec 2013
By Treebeard - Published on Amazon.com
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Not an incredibly long read. I believe I went through this book over a set of plane trips. This is a really honest and poignant description of why there is pain and what role God plays in the existence of suffering. This book is written from a Reformist perspective so it approaches God as completely sovereign and in control of pain/suffering. Best book I've ever read on this subject exclusively.
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian Suffering 6 Aug 2013
By Stuart Eban - Published on Amazon.com
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The issue of why suffering happens to Christians is a common stumbling block to new Christians. The reason for suffering happening to those who haven't received Jesus is obvious, they are living in sin. This book expounds the meaning of Christian suffering more clearly and succinctly than any other text that I have read.
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