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A few months ago I wrote Why Apologists Should Read Biblical Counseling Books.  This is another one that I recommend for everyone for those going through suffering and those counseling those who are suffering…and also for apologists to be more balanced.

Paul David Tripp. Suffering: Eternity Makes a Difference.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2001. 31 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a biblical counseling booklet on suffering written by the Biblical counselor Paul Tripp.  It is a part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing that I highly recommend and have found very beneficial for my own personal spiritual growth and also as a resource in pastoral ministry.  I recommend this booklet for those who are going through suffering, those who are ministering to those who are suffering and those who are Christians…because we will all go through suffering in our lives.

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“We cannot treat the Bible as a collection of therapeutic insights.  To do sort distorts its message and will not lead to lasting change.  If a system could give us what we need, Jesus would never have come.  But he came because what was wrong with us could not be fixed any other way.  He is the only answer, so we must never offer a message that is less than good news.  We don’t offer people a system; we point them to a Redeemer.  He is hope.”

–Paul David Tripp from Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, page 9.

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