Several Dallas Theological Seminary faculty and staff have contributed to a new anthology on suffering, Why, O God? (Crossway), edited by Dr. Larry Waters and Dr. Roy Zuck. Coupled with explorations in biblical and theological perspectives of suffering, Why, O God? helps individuals and churches think through how they can minister to those who suffer. Noted author Randy Alcorn writes this in his Foreward of the book:
"Why, O God? addresses issues in the Bible, theology, church and pastoral ministry, counseling, and much more. Each chapter is written by a DTS professor or a professional in a specific field of disability. Rarely have I seen such biblical and theological knowledge integrated with moving and helpful personal stories and extremely practical ministry guidance. As a bonus, it has several pieces of beautiful art.
There is something in this book for everyone—whether you’re looking for biblical perspective on suffering, insights on how to serve those who suffer, hands-on guidance on establishing a disability ministry in your church, or help in dealing with ethical questions in end-of-life issues." (From the Foreword by Randy Alcorn taken from Why, O God? by Larry J. Waters and Roy B. Zuck, © 2001, pp. 9–10. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org. Read more)
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