Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Review

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain by Paul Meier, MD & David L. Henderson, MD

At 14 years old I was told that I was failing every subject and that I would need to find a new school. After the first year of Bible College I opened a report card that revealed I had failed three out of my five first year subjects. Looking back, what I learnt from those experiences I wouldn’t change for anything.

In life we will face pain – it’s inevitable. But what if rather than seeking to avoid pain at all costs we actually sought to discover a purpose in the pain we face and use it for good. This book helps you do just that. Drs. Meier and Henderson address the major causes of pain in our lives. Injustice, rejection, loneliness, loss, discipline, failure and death are the universal experiences we all face which cause us pain.

I gained a greater understanding of the responses of those I meet with in pastoral ministry. The content comes from a rich Biblical basis and I was able to grasp the teaching and apply it to my own setting. There were many illustrations from the lives of real clients which I found compelling.

This book offers hope to those who are trying to make sense of pain. I would gladly recommend it to those wanting to grow in the midst of pain and discover God’s purpose beyond your pain.

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