God in Pain
Sermons on Suffering
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To speak of God in pain is to consider no only the biblical accounts of Christ's suffering and death, but also to proclaim that God is present in our pain.
Barbara Brown Taylor explores the eternal mystery of suffering from human and divine perspectives with her characteristic grace, sensitivity and profound biblical insight.
In this collection of addresses, she explores pain experienced both in life and around death, with subjects including:
* The Gift of Disillusionment;
* Learning to Hate Your Family;
* Feeding the Enemy;
* The Triumphant Victim;
* The Myth of Redemptive Violence;
* May He Not Rest in Peace.
`Barbara Brown Taylor makes a decisive difference in how we are addressed by the biblical text. She trusts and attends to the text ... she notices what is going on around.' -- Walter Brueggemann `With an active imagination she engages both the biblical texts and the contexts of our lives...Reading [these sermons] one is torn between devouring one after another, or savouring them slowly.' -- Christianity Today