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Zondervan A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering

In a world of hype, where more and more Christians are buying into the idea that, through Jesus, they'll be healthier, wealthier, and wiser, where do they turn when they become ill, or depressed, or bankrupt?

In A Place for Weakness, award-winning author, magazine editor, and radio talk-show host Michael Horton exposes the pop culture that sells Jesus like a product for health and happiness, reminding CHristians that their lives often lead to difficult routes they must follow by faith.

As a child, Horton would run up the down escalator, trying to beat it to the top. Christians, he notes, sometimes seek God the same way, believing they can climb to him under their own steam. This book offers a series of powerful readings that demonstrate how, through every type of earthly difficulty, God keeps his promises from Scripture and works all things together for good.

Formerly titled Too Good to Be True.

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Date:July 25, 2011
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Location:Mobile, AL
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We, as Christians, are to follow in the footsteps of our Master; as Christ suffered, so must we. Since suffering is inevitable in a Christian’s life, the mature Christian will prepare to meet suffering head-on so that, when it comes, he might, by God’s grace, grow through it while understanding it is by God’s hand and to His glory. A Place For Weakness by Michael Horton is just such a book.
This is not a book of comfort or one designed to bring peace in the midst of fire. It is, rather, a very wise look at suffering that is designed to enable us to go through the fire intact and trusting God. Though we can never know exactly why things happen as they do, we can trust in the goodness and mercy of the One Who allows them to happen in such a way. A Place For Weakness examines the Biblical text as it relates to suffering and the providence of God and enables the reader to come to knowledge and understanding of such.
This book would be useful for counselors, ministers and Bible teachers but it’s message is also one that is worth sharing with any Christian who desires to know the Who behind the “why?”. I highly recommend it.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan for purposes of review. I was not required to give a positive review only a fair and honest one. My opinions are my own.
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