Don't Waste the Pain: Learning to Grow Through Suffering [NOOK Book]

Overview

Would God use pain as an instrument in your spiritual formation?
A woman learns she has incurable ovarian cancer. Already depressed and questioning her place in life, she begins the excruciating journey of treatment. Can her battle become something beautiful?

A man learns his twelve-year-old son has aggressive childhood cancer. How could something so painful be happening to ...

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Don't Waste the Pain: Learning to Grow Through Suffering

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Overview

Would God use pain as an instrument in your spiritual formation?
A woman learns she has incurable ovarian cancer. Already depressed and questioning her place in life, she begins the excruciating journey of treatment. Can her battle become something beautiful?

A man learns his twelve-year-old son has aggressive childhood cancer. How could something so painful be happening to someone so precious? Would God choose to take his son’s life?

Searing pain. Abundant peace.

How can we, through pain, draw near to God and experience His loving care as never before? Read the intimate journals and letters of brother and sister David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson as they each walk through the challenges of potentially deadly illnesses. Discover through their pain and the pain you are dealing with how to find comfort and discover that God uses our pain as instruments to spiritual formation. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617472671
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 874,408
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


David Lyons is an international vice president of The Navigators. A graduate of Cedarville University and Capital Bible Seminary, his writings have appeared in Stimulus, House 2 House, and God Guides. He is the author of Who Am I? a booklet from Dawson Media. David and his wife are the parents of seven children. He enjoys photography and geo-caching in the Colorado mountains. Learn more at www.dontwastethepain.com.

Linda Lyons Richardson holds degrees from Montgomery College and the University of Maryland. She was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer in 2000. Linda was an interior landscape designer and later owned a garden gift shop before retiring. She and her husband have two children. Linda continues to fight the disease with humor and faith.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction: How Our Story Began 17

1 Welcome To Oz 21

2 Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants 33

3 Oxygen 47

4 The Ragged Edge Of Faith 61

5 A Thin Place 85

6 Beauty From Ashes 101

7 But The Physicians 121

8 Praying In The Face Of Pain 143

9 What If God Says No? 165

10 When Will It End? 191

11 Got Joy? 215

12 The Fellowship Of Suffering 235

Notes 261

Scripture Index 263

About The Authors 267

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