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Author Billings, J. Todd, author.

Title Rejoicing in lament : wrestling with incurable cancer & life in Christ / J. Todd Billings.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    248.8619 BIL    Will be deleted
Description xv, 201 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Walking in the fog : a narrowed future or a spacious place? -- Sorting through the questions : the book of Job, the problem of evil, and the limits of human wisdom -- Lamenting in trust : praying with the psalmist amid a sea of emotions -- Lamenting to the Almighty : discerning the mystery of divine providence -- Joining the resistance : lament and compassionate witness to the present and future King -- Death in the story of God and in the church -- Praying for healing and praying for the kingdom -- In the valley : toxins, healing, and strong medicine for sinners -- The light of perfect love in the darkness : God's impassable love in Christ -- "I am not my own" : our story incorporated into Christ's.
Summary At the age of 39, theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with incurable cancer. The questions were acute: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness. He moves beyond pat answers to show how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ. - Back cover.
Subject Billings, J. Todd.
Cancer -- Patients -- Religious life.
Cancer -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 9781587433580 pbk.
1587433583 pbk.

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