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John Paul II and the Meaning of Suffering: Lessons from a Spiritual Master

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Why does a loving God allow us to suffer? Did we do something to deserve our suffering? Does our pain serve any purpose in God's plan?

Suffering doesn't work like we think it should, striking down the wicked and sparing the righteous. And none of us, regardless of our age, I.Q., religion, or wealth, can avoid its sting.

Now, for the first time, the spiritual wisdom of the ...

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Overview

Why does a loving God allow us to suffer? Did we do something to deserve our suffering? Does our pain serve any purpose in God's plan?

Suffering doesn't work like we think it should, striking down the wicked and sparing the righteous. And none of us, regardless of our age, I.Q., religion, or wealth, can avoid its sting.

Now, for the first time, the spiritual wisdom of the modern world's most beloved Pope -- and the rich theology of suffering articulated in his apostolic letter, Salvifici Doloris -- is applied to the most pressing challenge of faith -- the problem of suffering.

The world witnessed the dignity and grace that characterized his exterior dealings with pain, now let the Holy Father's words teach you about the interior aspects of suffering: how it can be your own vocation within God's plan of salvation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592763146
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 738,285
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert G. Schroeder's own search for the meaning of suffering has been a life-long pursuit inspired by his encounters with pain as a person of faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary and has also studied theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the University of Dayton.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     9
To Live Is to Suffer     17
Remembering Our Story     18
Sinful Roots     22
Experiencing Evil     26
Knowing Our Limitations     36
A Suffering World     41
God Expects Us to Ask "Why?"     47
The Universal Question     51
The Road to Meaning     52
Seeking Purpose     56
Asking in Faith     61
The Mystery of God's Response     67
Not All Suffering Is Punishment     71
Getting to Know Job     73
Suffering Sent by God?     78
Wading Through the Depths of Mystery     85
Putting the Pieces Together     92
God Wills Salvation, Not Suffering     97
Embracing God's Love     98
The Complexity of the Cross     105
Saved But Still Suffering     111
God Is on Our Side     116
Jesus Gives Pain Purpose     127
Doing Good by Suffering     131
Suffering for Jesus     132
Suffering with Jesus     141
Making the Leap of Faith     153
Suffering Calls Forth Love     157
The GoodSamaritan     158
The Way to Life     165
Am I a Neighbor?     169
Following the Master     177
Acknowledgements     183
Endnotes     185

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