Rejoicing in Lament

Rejoicing in Lament

Wrestling With Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Grand Rapid, Michigan :, Brazos Press,, c2015
ISBN: 9781587433580
Branch Call Number: 248.86196994 BIL
Characteristics: 201 pages

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