Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ
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  • 137 Pages
  • Publisher: Brazos Press (Baker)
  • Publication Date: March 2015
  • ISBN: FBILLIJTREJOICINGINLAMENTWRE9781587433580

Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ

Billings, J. Todd

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Listen to an interview of Todd Billings entitled When You Know You're Dying on the Mortification of Spin podcast.

Publishers Description

At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.

About the Author

J. Todd Billings (ThD, Harvard University Divinity School) is Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several books, including Union with Christ, winner of a Christianity Today Book Award, and Calvin, Participation, and the Gift, winner of a 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.

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Books at a Glance


Read a review from Books at a Glance

Related Media

Listen to an interview of Todd Billings entitled When You Know You're Dying on the Mortification of Spin podcast.

Publishers Description

At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.

About the Author

J. Todd Billings (ThD, Harvard University Divinity School) is Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several books, including Union with Christ, winner of a Christianity Today Book Award, and Calvin, Participation, and the Gift, winner of a 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.

  • Cover Type:
  • 137 Pages
  • Publisher: Brazos Press (Baker)
  • Publication Date: March 2015
  • ISBN: FBILLIJTREJOICINGINLAMENTWRE9781587433580