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Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?" addresses the issue of suffering from the standpoint of the sovereignty of God. It teaches that we need to learn that suffering exists, and we need to learn to suffer.
Paperback, 87 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by P & R Publishing
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Robert
Dec 27, 2016 Robert added it
Good primer of a Biblical response to suffering.

Main points:

* The suffering of the Christian is for the good of the individual as well as the collective church (35).

* The question is not whether Jesus can empathize with you; the question is whether you can empathize with what Jesus experienced. The answer is no.

* "[C]onsider it your job to be prepared to suffer" (46).

* It is never stated that Jesus laughed (68). His suffering is emphasized throughout the gospels.
Mark A Powell
Aug 12, 2012 Mark A Powell rated it liked it
Is suffering the evidence that God is unaware or unable to act in our lives, or is there something else we are meant to learn? Duncan answers these types of questions, showing the reality of suffering in light of Scripture and in the person of Jesus Christ. There is a purpose to suffering, and we must be prepared for the suffering that will inevitably come our way. To that end, this book (although short) is useful.
John Yelverton
Aug 09, 2016 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
This book was an absolute pleasure to read. Though it was short and concise, the author offers some amazing biblical insights into suffering the will touch your heart and challenge your intellect. This is a must have for any Christian's bookshelf.
Brian
Apr 13, 2014 Brian rated it really liked it
Shelves: suffering
All people suffer to some degree. This short book is a solid exposition on the purpose of suffering. My encouragement is for you to not wait for the waves to come before considering the role of suffering in your life - do it now. This book is a great place to start.
Cbarrett
Jan 09, 2011 Cbarrett rated it really liked it
Good, pastoral treatment on suffering. Short read. Note especially the section on tracing a line from our sufferings back to Christ's sufferings.
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outstanding!
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Ligon Duncan is the Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), Jackson, Mississippi, President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Convener of the Twin Lakes Fellowship, and Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as the 32nd Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005), t ...more
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