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Joy in Our Weakness: A Gift of Hope from the Book of Revelation

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Neither a commentary on the book of Revelation nor a devotional work -- though it offers aspects of both -- Joy in Our Weakness is instead a theological and practical guide that ushers readers into the very presence of Christ and His Lordship over the powers of evil. Marva Dawn writes compassionately for those who suffer, for this book was born out of her own struggles wit ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published July 8th 2002 by Eerdmans (first published 1994)
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Ted Mallory
1) true joy is not necessarily the same thing as a temporary sense of being chipper and bubbly and 2) there are no doubt plenty of people who, like me, are having a hard time figuring out how to find joy, genuine, saccharine or otherwise. So I'd like to share a powerful resource with you. Joy in our Weakness, by Marva Dawn, is an amazing book that can help us discover genuine joy in the most painful and confusing times.

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I have always believed Revelation is primarily a book of comfort to people suffering, and this book deals primarily with how it comforts people today in our weakness and vulnerability. I enjoyed it very much and it helped even more to apply Revelation to our lives and challenges today. We are to resist to idolatries of the world around us yet compassionately offer the world a message of hope. It talks of a theology of weakness critically needed to resist the world's idolatries. "In spite of all ...more
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Unique approach to the questions of suffering using the book of the Revelation for answers.
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Highly recommended for anyone wanting to understand and apply the Book of Revelation
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Marva J. Dawn is an American Christian theologian, author, musician and educator, associated with the parachurch organization "Christians Equipped for Ministry" in Vancouver, Washington. She also serves as Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dawn is generally perceived as a Lutheran evangelical.