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When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty

Tada, Joni Eareckson; Estes, Steve

Why does God allow us to suffer? Why does he seem to take so much from those who love him? From their own intimate experiences with trauma and grief, Tada and Estes have written this powerful, unflinching take on finding peace amid suffering. Challenging and deeply affecting, this award-winning book provides welcome wisdom and context for understanding pain.

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  • If God is loving, why is there suffering?
  • What’s the difference between permitting something and ordaining it?
  • When bad things happen, who’s behind them--God or the devil?

When suffering touches our lives, questions like these suddenly demand an answer. From our perspective, suffering doesn’t make sense, especially when we believe in a loving and just God.

After more than thirty years in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada’s intimate experience with suffering gives her a special understanding of God’s intentions for us in our pain. In When God Weeps, she and lifelong friend Steven Estes probe beyond glib answers that fail us in our time of deepest need. Instead, with firmness and compassion, they reveal a God big enough to understand our suffering, wise enough to allow it---and powerful enough to use it for a greater good than we can ever imagine.

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