A biblical theology of suffering revealed through the lives of those who experienced and taught about suffering in the Scriptures.
"Too many Christian books and blogs dealing with suffering offer only platitudes and anecdotes devoid of the stability of substantial truth. Strength in the River is a notable exception because of its careful and caring exposition of the enduring truth of Scripture. Steve Swartz avoids abstract theological reflection by taking you into the daily lives of biblical men and women, carefully unfolding their excruciating experience with suffering, and practically illustrates how you should respond to adversity."
(from the foreword by Dr. John D. Street)
Learn how Paul found power in his weakness and how Abraham trusted in the integrity of God. Discover as Jeremiah did that the sovereignty of God is bigger than you think. Plead with and praise God along side David and learn what it is to submit to the Father during a trial as Jesus did. Strength in the River is a biblical theology of suffering revealed through the lives of these and many more who experienced and taught about suffering in the Scriptures.
The great English preacher of the nineteenth century, Charles Spurgeon, wrote: “I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” Can you do that when you are experiencing God’s severe providence? This book will help you learn!
John D. Street, Professor and Chair of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University, member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, author of Men Counseling Men.
Strength in the River is refreshingly biblical and God-centered, while also offering pastoral comfort and strength. It is full of wisdom and practical advice.
Diana Lynn Severance, Director of the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, and author of several books, including Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History, and Her-Story: 366 Devotions from 21 Centuries of the Christian Church.
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