Torn To Heal: God's Good Purpose in Suffering

Torn To Heal God s Good Purpose in Suffering God is radically dedicated to our redemption This is both glorious and terrifying It is terrifying because we are idolaters This means that when God brings redemption he also brings a death sentence t

  • Title: Torn To Heal: God's Good Purpose in Suffering
  • Author: Mike Leake
  • ISBN: 9781936760732
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • God is radically dedicated to our redemption This is both glorious and terrifying It is terrifying because we are idolaters This means that when God brings redemption he also brings a death sentence to our fallen desires In love, God will do whatever it takes even ripping us to shreds if necessary to replace our feeble pleasures with lasting desire for himself.Sadly, iGod is radically dedicated to our redemption This is both glorious and terrifying It is terrifying because we are idolaters This means that when God brings redemption he also brings a death sentence to our fallen desires In love, God will do whatever it takes even ripping us to shreds if necessary to replace our feeble pleasures with lasting desire for himself.Sadly, in our culture two deadly responses to suffering have crept into the Church These responses, deadly dualism and shallow stoicism, are attempts to hijack God s good purpose in suffering Torn to Heal is an invitation to embrace God s good purpose in suffering, while urging its readers to reject these deadly enemies.

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    1. This book was incredible. I wholeheartedly recommend it. He says that the premise of his book is that the Lord, in his goodness, will rip us to shreds if that's what it takes to replace our idols with lasting joy. He will stop at nothing to fully redeem us. He does this by changing our desires. And this is good.Another point he makes - when something has gone wrong with us, we know that sometimes the only possible path to greater joy is the pain of suffering. This is not a foreign concept when i [...]

    2. Understanding the purpose of suffering in this life is perhaps one of the most difficult experiences we face and most certainly one of the most difficult theological questions one can address. If God is good then why does evil take place? If God loves His people, then why do bad things happen to me and why did my mother die from cancer? These and many other related questions require the believer in Christ to purpose to develop a biblically based theodicy, a fancy theological term for the problem [...]

    3. In just 83 pages, Torn to Heal explores God’s goodness within the reality of suffering in a simple yet challenging way. Using several quotes and a lot of scripture, Leake shows us a God-sized promise – “in the midst of all this brokenness, blessing will appear.” Leake talks about how, despite such a big promise from God, we struggle with idolatry – with selfish desires, to satisfy ourselves with worldly “lovers”. In our lack of trust in God’s promises, we bring destruction and su [...]

    4. This is a short but very good book dealing with the issue of suffering in life. The author intends to help us focus on viewing & understanding suffering in light of a sovereign God who understands us, our suffering, and loves us. God knows the pain you've experienced and longs to meet with you in the midst of your pain in order to comfort you. While many people feel God is distant and disinterested about what they experience, this book will help people understand that the God of the Bible is [...]

    5. Suffering is a universal part of human existence. But why? Not only “why do we suffer?”, but why do we instinctively know that suffering is wrong? Leake offers no cliché-riddled answers, instead turning to Scripture and God’s self-revelation. It is only the Christian worldview, Leake contends, that can adequately explain why suffering exists and how God remains sovereign over even the most difficult of circumstances we experience. Though brief, Leake's work is both insightful and encourag [...]

    6. Suffering is hard. Leake's book takes a look at the theology of suffering and how what we believe about suffering and about the God who sees our suffering impacts the way we think, pray and live in our broken world. A very worthwhile read.

    7. May 19th, 2013, I started reading this during my lunch time! Great book so far and looking forward to finish this! I just finish this tonight (May 23rd, 2013). Great book to read and I did learn something there and needed to read this.

    8. Highly recommend to those who are going through a trial or for those to encourage one going through a trial.

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