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Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven About the Death of a Child

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2005

    So many answers.

    My husband and I lost a beautiful baby girl to a rare seizure disorder called Ohtahara Syndrome. We were sent this book in the mail by an unknown soul who heard our story. I can honestly say it was one of the greatest blessings I received. Dr. MacArthur's insight into the scripture answered so many questions that I did not know where to begin to find answers to. I found such comfort in his words and those of the couples he includes in his writing. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. This book only confirms our belief that she is safely cradled in the arms of Christ, she is well, and I will again hold her one day. I highly recommend this to anyone who has in anyway delt with this situation. God Bless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    Tremendous blessing and comfort!

    My wife and I lost a precious 7-month baby to a cord accident. This book meant the world to us. MacArthur argues from Scripture that these 'innocents' go to heaven when they die and wait there now for those who know the Lord. He elaborates upon God's sovereignty and His great love and goodness through terrible trials such as this. I don't know how we would have been able to cope without constant reminders from God's Word and His Holy Spirit to comfort us. This book was greatly used of the Lord in our lives.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

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    Firm testament to a long troubling question

    I read this book a few months ago after one of my friends gave it to me. This has been a question posed to me by skeptics and prospects alike during evangelism and even bible study groups. It's surprising how people answer in one of two ways: either they say they don't know and we can't know for sure, or babies do go to heaven yet the Christians can't theologically explain why. This book finally answers that question with good biblical support by John MacArthur.

    Even though it's one of John's smaller and less well known books, the impact of this work is just as big as some of his more known publications. It explores this sensitive, solemn topic using amazing stories and biblical analysis. It's the first MacArthur book to actually bring me to tears (because some of the accounts were just so moving), and this is something I never thought a John MacArthur book could do! And this book didn't aim to be sentimental to begin with. It's just candid and frank exposition of a topic that just so happened to move because of its raw power and promise from God.

    I highly recommend this book. It'll be a great gift to anyone, regardless if they are parents or single people. It's really that impactful, and can give Christians great wisdom to encounter such problems or even give encouragement to grieving parents. I think everyone deserves to know the answer to this question: Where do babies/little children go when they die, even if they never had a chance to become born again?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    Soothing to the soul

    When something like this happens we look desparately for rhyme and reason and we find none. Answers are so hard to come by so we must settle for support, understanding and consolation. This book provided much comfort for those seeking to find it in a spiritual way.

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