Monday, December 21, 2009

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain
Uncover the Hidden Potential in Life's Most Common Struggles
By Paul Meier M.D. and David Livingstone Henderson M.D.

This book is described as a guide to dealing with life's challenges from a Christian perspective. Readers are encouraged to acknowledge and face difficulties such as injustice, rejection, loneliness, loss, discipline, failure and death with God’s guidance. Life’s challenges can be overcome and those who use emotional and spiritual discipline to do so will find themselves stronger because of them.

I found this book thought-provoking and helpful. It encouraged me to look at things I must face in my life and work through them from a biblical perspective. God does not want us to suffer, but he will not always prevent it. He will, however, provide us with mercy, forgiveness and guidance, if we would only ask. I recommend this book to those who feel trapped in cycles of suffering, or even those only experiencing a temporary setback. The lessons in the book will prove useful in many areas of life during and beyond any current challenges.