As Toronto recovers from the shock of the van crash tragedy at Yonge and Sheppard, TBL's heart and prayers go out to all the victims, families and friends connected to it.
If you or a loved one is looking for a Christian perspective on pain and suffering, we have some recommendations for you to explore.
The following titles have been produced by TBL in DAISY format and are available through www.celalibrary.ca for those who are CELA members (must have a visual impairment or print disability).
Winner of the Gold Medallion Award and an inspirational best-seller for over twenty years, Where is God When it Hurts? Has been revised and updated by the author to explore the many important issues that have arisen during that time. Sensitive and caring, this unique book discusses pain--physical, emotional, and spiritual--and helps us understand why we suffer from it and how to cope with our own and that of others. Using examples from the Bible as well as the author's personal experiences, this expanded edition speaks to everyone for whom life sometimes doesn't make sense. Philip Yancey can help us discover how to reach out to someone in pain even when we don't know what to say. It shows us how we can learn to accept without blame, anger, or fear that which we cannot understand.
“I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”
As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever. In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain. In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her? - A New York Times bestseller
In today's world, life does seem to hurt more. Our afflictions seem numerous and overpowering; peace of mind and a connection with our spiritual selves seem to elude us. But, as Brian Stiller tells us in this compassionate guide about hope and healing, to continue in emotional pain is not the intention of creation.
WHEN LIFE HURTS is dedicated to helping people who are in pain or crisis. Neither denying pain's existence nor finding easy solutions, Dr. Stiller shares the Three-Fold Path to Healing-Hope, Faith and Love-the keys to healing inner hurts. The emotional journey of WHEN LIFE HURTS will nourish our souls, releasing us from despair and revealing the path to living happy and spiritually content lives. - A New York Times bestseller
Called "the best preacher in the family," by her father, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz speaks around the globe with the wisdom and the authority of years spent studying God's Word. In her latest book, Anne shares her heart and God's teachings on the universal problem of suffering.
Drawing her characteristically keen insights from the familiar story of Lazarus in the ninth and eleventh chapters of the Gospel of John, Anne offers Jesus' reassuring answers to our heartfelt cries for understanding:
Why doesn't God care?
Why does He let these things happen?
Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
Why didn't He protect me?
Why doesn't He perform a miracle?
Why? helps us understand and deal with suffering while guiding us to the ultimate answer-the Savior who shares our grief and our tears.