Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ
At the age of 39, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written...more
In 2012, Todd Billings was diagnosed with stage 3 (out of 3) multiple myeloma and told he needed to start chemotherapy the next week. Todd was only 39 and had a wife and two very small children. Immediately, Todd went through intensely aggressive treatment to reach a first remission and then began continual lifelong retesting for the almost inevitable return of the cancer. Tod ...more
Very accessible, good to give to an average churchgoer.
FAR MUCH BETTER than Vroegop's book, these are actually worlds apart... Yeah, there is definitely a difference between Reformed and Evangelical answer to one's suffering.
6 out of 5 stars. ...more
As Billings notes, “God’s story does not annihi ...more
More personally, I read this at a time when I needed to see that orthodox, confessional Reformed tradition, ...more
I am a retired Hospice nurse. Seven months ago, my 49 year old son-in-law died just ten months after being diagnosed with cancer. He was a believer and follower of Christ, and this had informed the way he lived and the way he died. The support from our community and our church was tremendous, as they surrounded him, my daughter, and their three young adult children. Many churches - ours included - struggle, however, in knowing how to pray. It seems we focus only on ...more
Billings writes from his own experience wrestling with multiple myeloma at 39, leaving the reader engrossed in a gut-wr ...more
I’ve listened to many interviews and talks with Dr. Billings over the years and I am thrilled to finally read his work. Phenomenal blend of deep theological insight and personal experience. Certainly cannot wait to read his newest ...more
The “lamenting” portion is culled from his journals. Yet, it was these portions I found lacking, not authentic (or not lamenting as I lament). It felt as if he was holding back.
The author’s theological perspective is right ion biblically and it was here I gained much encouragement, but ...more
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