Released in the UK September 2015
Released in the US November 2015
Pocket paperback | 96 Pages
9781781916469 • £4.99 $7.99
BISAC – REL067030
When tragedy strikes-the death of a child, hurricanes, a school shooting-we begin looking for an escape from the pain, a way out, or we clamor for answers from a panel of religious "experts" to explain the ever-present question, "Why?" We want answers and we want to believe that our suffering isn't meaningless.
A Christian's Pocket Guide to Suffering seeks to simply, but clearly, present a biblical view of suffering so that your feet might land on the solid foundation of God's Word and the God of that Word and, there, find understanding and hope. All other ground is sinking sand.
Brian H. Cosby
Brian H. Cosby is Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and is the author of several books including Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology.
No matter who we are, suffering is something we'll encounter at some point in our lives, whether we're witness to someone else's pain and have no idea what to say or how to help, or
dealing with our own sorrow and thinking no one else understands what we're going through. A Christian's Pocket Guide to Suffering by Brian H. Cosby is a relatively short read, but it's practical and Bible-centred, answering many of the questions we have about suffering, and pointing us to God's Word for hope in painful circumstances.
A concisely written, pastorally focused, gospel-infused account of the place of suffering in the Christian life. A perfect guide to aid troubled souls find peace and comfort when the storm breaks.
Derek W. H. Thomas
Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
Here is one small book addressing one monumental subject in the one essential way--filling our minds with and directing our hearts to the truths of Scripture. Brian Cosby serves the church and those suffering well with this helpful, pastoral, and wise volume on sufferring. In these pages you will find help with a reality we all must wrestle with and will eventually experience to some degree.
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan
If you find yourself wandering in the valley of the shadow of death and see no signs to show you the way through, pick up this little book and read it! It offers sound, Christ-centered, biblical, and yet eminently practical counsel on suffering.
J. V. Fesko
Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary, Escondido, California