Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Thorn In The Flesh Paperback – 5 Aug 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£27.44 £0.01
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 1st. Edition edition (5 Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340745460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340745465
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

Hope for all who struggle with impossible conditions (Steve Chalke)

A must for anyone honest enough to inhabit the real worldof difficulty, frustration and confusion. (Doug Balfour)

Book Description

For all who are afflicted with a 'thorn in the flesh', whatever it may be.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A readable and fascinating bible centred study derived from 2 Corinthians 12:7 where the apostle Paul says that, ...to keep me from becoming conceited...there was given me a thorn in my flesh...'

The scriptural premise of this book is that all believers at some time or other are given a thorn in the flesh. The duration and number of thorns may vary, indeed some may be lifelong, however all, argues Dr Kendall, are part of God's purpose to lead us into greater intimacy with Him.

Although there have been many speculations as to the nature of Paul's 'thorn', no clear answer is given from scripture. The fact that the thorn is not specifically identified, states R.T. Kendall, enables us all to identify with Paul in suffering a thorn in the flesh. Eleven of the twelve chapters, explore a range of possible 'thorns'. 'Loneliness', 'Disability' 'Chronic Illness' and 'An Unhappy Marriage' are just four examples.

Written with compassion and humour, this book , containing scripture references, personal testimony and wise counsel, challenges believers to see God's hand in every aspect of their lives and brings hope and encouragement to those who are suffering.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book does give insights into the positive side of our struggles - how situations, circumstances and people that we find difficult to relate to are actually "thorns in our flesh"; they can be a means of our being made better people.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul makes the extraordinary admission that he had been given a thorn in the flesh, 'And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,there was given me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan tolest buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.'Although we can never be sure what the thorn in the flesh was we know from the Bible Paul's history, how he sought to kill christians; him being taught at the feet of Gamaiel, himself a Pharasee and proud of his achievments until he met the Lord Jesus Christ. Then he had a new life and a Christly profession, being used of God and recieving something of the persecution he hoped to inflict on christians. Here he was God's servant being given a thorn in the flesh to prevent him from being conceited (puffed up). Now R.T. Kendall in this book explains what a thorn in the flesh is, why we have it, and what we should understand by it.God did tell Paul tha his grace was sufficient when he had prayed to have this thorn in the flesh taken away. R.T Kendall explains with great compassion coupled with his style of scriptual exposition and teaching mastery, God knows best and relates the whole book to God, you, me,everyone, and himself. This is one of the best books I have ever read outside of The Bible itself. Every Christian should read this book.I hope you know 'The Lord Jesus Christ' personally and live in Christ, there is no other life outside of Christ Jesus. Simpson
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback