Over the span of two years we have been blessed with at least 18 new titles on various topics under the umbrella of suffering and grieving — loneliness, depression, disability, chronic pain, terminal illness, raising special needs kids, and grieving lost children.
Here’s a chronological list of the valuable titles that have caught my attention (and let me know what books I missed in the comments).
Zack Eswine, Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer from Depression (Nov. 20, 2015).
Betsy Childs Howard, Seasons of Waiting: Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed (May 31, 2016).
Andrew and Rachel Wilson, The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs (June 30, 2016).
Phil Ryken, When Trouble Comes (June 30, 2016).
Dave Furman, Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting (Aug. 31, 2016).
Nancy Guthrie, What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps, and What Really Hurts (Sept. 30, 2016).
Joni Eareckson Tada, A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day (Oct. 4, 2016).
Vaneetha Rendall Risner, The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering (Oct. 12, 2016).
Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life (Oct. 25, 2016).
Douglas Taylor, I Shall Not Die, But Live: Facing Death with Gospel Hope (Dec. 13, 2016).
Lydia Brownback, Finding God in My Loneliness (Feb. 28, 2017).
Russ Ramsey, Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (Mar. 14, 2017).
Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell, Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (Mar. 27, 2017).
Brian Tabb, Suffering in Ancient Worldview (Apr. 20, 2017).
Richard Belcher, Job: The Mystery of Suffering and God’s Sovereignty (June 2, 2017).
Kelly Kapic, Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering (June 6, 2017).
David Powlison, God’s Grace in Your Suffering (Feb. 28, 2018).
Jack Deere, Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life (Apr. 10, 2018).
2 thoughts on “18 New Books on Suffering”
I would be interested to hear what books have been the best on this topic. Many older books, as well, to choose from.
-Wm. Brown MD
Tony, So thankful for the lead to your site today included in the Desiring God post of 7/26/17
I am sure you have had a lot of responses such as this one.
As a husband and father, then elder, and more recently as an author, I have many opportunities to speak, counsel, and pray with many who are encountering and enduring trials and difficult times. Most recently a church member with recurrent cancer, an unbeliever in another state with recurrent cancer who wanted my medical and spiritual guidance from previous conversations, another friend who lost his wife 6 months ago and now has his own cancer discovered this last week, and a close friend of one of my daughters who recently died of ALS. I appreciated your list that included many categories.
My own wife died of brain cancer 2 years ago, and I am now diagnosed with early aortic stenosis. What would we do if we did not know the Lord!
At first I resisted writing, but then the Lord insisted. So, now I have written 3 books with my last one (entitled “Death Takes Time”) receiving 2nd place in the “Illness/Death/Dying” category of the 2017 Illumination Book Awards.
I do not need to sell books so I depend on the Lord to direct the books to those having need, but all are intended to have the reader see Jesus. But, I also have the responsibility to reasonably promote, so the books are available through various outlets including Amazon, BN and Wordery via POD and also in ebook form. My first book (“The Journey Home”) is also available as an audible book. I also keep books on hand for those who order via ReadGoodBooks.org
So, I would ask you to briefly look at that website and then especially encourage you to look at the website for “The Journey Home” to view the alternate video just below the main one. It is a bit longer, but has Gini and my voices. A couple young men helped with this video and decided that the book is not only for those going through difficult times, but is also a love story, so their video is about marriage vows. I have a pastor who has now ordered over 150 books to use for those going through trials of various kinds, but also for marriage counseling, a use I did not see the Lord using the book for!
I am happy to send you a copy of any or all three of the books. All I need is a mailing address.
E Eugene Baillie, MD–864-314-5656