Sometimes, you get the right book at the right time. Suffering by Paul David Tripp? Has been the right book for me to read in this season. Reading books on suffering are good — but always hard in a way. They are comforting because they remind us of the hope we have. But with all the books written on suffering? I sometimes find that there isn’t much for my heart in there. Or that there isn’t much new that I am getting out of the book.
In Suffering, Paul David Tripp does a beautiful job on writing about suffering. Going through a time of suffering himself, Tripp’s writings are based on experience but also good theology. It is easy for the reader to relate to the words on these pages. Most of all, there is so much wisdom on these pages about suffering. About what suffering does to us — and what we need to realize about suffering. All this while still being reminded that God is always in control. That God has purpose in our suffering.
If you are going through a time of suffering right now, please read this book. If someone you know is going through a time of suffering, please read this book and get a copy for them too. And if neither of those apply to you right now, I still recommend reading this book. It is definitely worth the read.
“Suffering is never just a matter of the body but is always also a matter of the heart. It’s never just an assault on our situation, but also an attack on soul.” (Paul David Tripp)
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I was provided a free copy of the book in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review, however. All opinions expressed here are my own.