Contemporary Issues The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain

The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain

The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain
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SKU 9781557255631
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Scott Cairns

Is there meaning in our afflictions?

With the thoughtfulness of a pilgrim and the prose of a poet, Scott Cairns takes us on a soul-baring journey through “the puzzlement of our afflictions.” Probing ancient Christian wisdom for revelation in his own pain, Cairns challenges us toward a radical revision of the full meaning and breadth of human suffering.

Clear-eyed and unsparingly honest, this new addition to the literature of suffering is reminiscent of The Year of Magical Thinking as well as the works of C. S. Lewis. Cairns points us toward hope in the seasons of our afflictions, because “in those trials in our lives that we do not choose but press through—a stillness, a calm, and a hope become available to us.”

126 pages
Published 2009
size: 6.75 x 4.5 x 0.5"
ISBN-13: 978-1-55725-563-1

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