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When We Hurt: Prayer, Preparation, & Hope for Life's Pain
by Philip Yancey (Goodreads Author)
Whether our hurt is physical, emotional, or mental, in the end it is all the same - painful. Pain is a gift; not a thought we often have, but without pain we would never know when to move our hand from a hot stove or be able to empathize with friends and family that are going through so much. This gift book helps us to better understand pain and how to handle it in our dai ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Inspirio
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“In more advanced cases of leprosy, my patients felt no “pain” at all: no negative sensations reached their brains when they touched a hot stove or stepped on a nail. Yet all of them suffered, as greatly as any people I have ever known. They lost the freedom that pain provides, they lost their physical attractiveness, and, because of the stigma of the disease, they lost the feelings of acceptance by fellow human beings. The mind responded to these effects of painlessness with a feeling that coul ...more
The contents of this "little" book are really the story of Dr. Paul Brand’s philosophy regarding the significance of pain in our lives—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Only in the western world do we battle so against pain and have so many questions. In other parts of the world, suffering is expected--at least that is how it appears. Brand believes pain is a gift to get our attention, to move positively into the joy of God. I’ve read Brand’s books, including Pain: the Gift Nobody Wan ...more
This short little book had much to say about our bodies, our minds, and pain. While written by Philip Yancey, it is a collaboration with Dr. Paul Brand who worked for years among lepers in India and did much research on pain. The idea that pain should be our friend because it tells us of what is to come is not an idea that most of us relish. The many personal examples from Dr. Brand intertwined with scriptures dealing with pain and hope helped me to see pain from a new perspective. I need to rea ...more
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago. He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there as Editor and then Publisher. He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle: ...moreMore about Philip Yancey...