A Biblical Understanding of Pain

Its Reasons and Realities

By John Timmerman

A Biblical Understanding of Pain

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  • ISBN: 9781610971096
  • Pages: 126
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2013
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A Biblical Understanding of Pain

Its Reasons and Realities

By John Timmerman

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  • ISBN: 9781610971096
  • Pages: 126
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $16.00
Web Price: $12.80
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  • ISBN: 9781610971096
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  • Publication Date: 12/1/2013
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About-

In A Biblical Understanding of Pain: Its Reasons and Realities, John Timmerman examines six different sources of pain, each with its own chapter of description and biblical response. These include physical pain, the pain of mental illness, spiritual pain, emotional pain, the pain of the Prodigal, and the pain of memories. Additional chapters explore the sources of pain, the denial of pain, and the question of God's omnipotence and why he doesn't just remove pain. Rather than setting forth sets of rules governing our response to pain, Professor Timmerman narrates actual life events and examples, and then examines biblical responses to these. The result is a study that feels lived in.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Whatever comes from Timmerman's pen is always a worthy read. Clinically, the idea of the book intrigued me, but I was not prepared for its impact personally. Timmerman has put a compassionate and perceptive framework to the complex phenomena of pain and surrounded it in words that finally make holistic sense."
--Susan vanHoek, RN-BC, Disability Administrator, MorningStar Health

"In contrast to the often sterile, technocratic world of clinical medicine, A Biblical Understanding of Pain is refreshing. Timmerman intersperses his well-researched prose with honest, warm vignettes to illustrate the extent of pain in our lives. Only with the comfort and fullness of God's love and grace do Christians live in this imperfect world of pain."
--Jayne Rauwerda, MD, Pediatrician, Alger Pediatrics in Grand Rapids, MI

"If you want a better grasp on the mystery of pain, if you want to see what pain does to us and to those around us, and if you want to understand how pain effects our relationship with God, then walk with John Timmerman on this personal, honest, and gripping journey through pain."
--Ecko De Vries, Pastor and Hospital Chaplain

Contributors-

John Timmerman

Bio(s)-

John Timmerman is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the author of twenty-four books, many of them for the Christian audience.

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