The Promise

The Promise

God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts

Book - 2008
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In his work as a priest and commentator for FOX News, Father Jonathan Morris has traveled to the troubled spots of the world. Now he peels back the layers of questions that arise when someone asks, "Why me?" in response to human suffering. With an accessible voice and calming pastoral guidance, Father Jonathan leads readers through each step of suffering--from doubt and anger to healing and acceptance. He not only addresses how to understand and live with suffering, but also poses the toughest question regarding our relationship to God: Why do we suffer under a benevolent God? Father Jonathan delves into how we can heal from the spiritual, emotional, and even physical scars left behind by suffering. The Promise offers five principles for living a free life, or a life free of the fear that God is not there for us, and offers comfort and hope to those experiencing hard times.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061353413
0061353418
Branch Call Number: 248.86 Mor
Characteristics: viii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.

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JCLRitaG Feb 18, 2016

This book was recommended to me when I was going through a difficult time. Fr. Morris talks about the question: why do bad things happen to good people? The publisher's description of this book sounds quite academic (and maybe it is more academic than some books of this genre), but it is highly readable and understandable. Fr. Morris uses many examples of real life stories that allow the reader to relate and, in the end, find some peace.

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