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After the Darkest Hour: How Suffering Begins the Journey to Wisdom

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In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a book that explains the transformative power of suffering

Most people understand that suffering and sorrow are inevitable parts of every life and that illness, death, or loss of a loved one are universal experiences, not retribution or a symptom of bad luck. But few of us comprehend the ways in which suffering can
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 11th 2000 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Janice Williams
I discuss this book on my blog post: Pain, Part 4 "What Others Have Said about Pain and Suffering" at It's a profound book, get it in hardcover if you can because you'll refer to it often as you go through life. It is not a religious book, but Brehony does offer insights into suffering from various religious perspectives, as well as philosophy, and psychology. The author states she undertook to write this book because she wondered why some people crumble unde ...more
Dec 23, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
This book explore how suffering can be a powerful force for good in the lives of the people who learn the lessons that are available to them. Material for a variety of faiths and traditions are discussed, demonstrating that suffering is a universal experience, and that many traditions have learned to let suffering bring about growth. As a general survey, this book could be given 4 stars, but for me it's only 3 because I believe it fails to fully capture how God uses suffering to draw us closer t ...more
Jun 14, 2010 Rick rated it really liked it
Great book. I'd give the first half of the book five stars. I borrowed this from the library, but have put it on my list to buy; it would have had lots of markings if it had been mine.
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