Why Does It Have to Hurt? The Meaning of Christian Suffering
McCartney, Dan G.
Honest questions about suffering deserve honest answers. We all experience suffering, some of us more than others. In fact, if you're a Christian, you've been called to suffer with Christ. But why do Christians suffer? Isn't God all-powerful, able to prevent suffering? Isn't he loving and good, particularly toward his children? What purpose does suffering serve in my life, or the lives of my loved ones? Why does it have to hurt?
Published January 1998
About the Author
Dan McCarney (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament Interpretation at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the coauthor of Let the Reader Understand and a contributor to several reference works.