Lessons From the School of Suffering: A Young Priest With Cancer Teaches Us How to Live

Lessons From the School of Suffering: A Young Priest With Cancer Teaches Us How to Live

by Jim Willig, Tammy Bundy
     
 

Suffering is no guarantee of holiness. Many times it can be an invaluable teacher; other times it can crush a person into self-pity. But the lessons to be learned from suffering are many and, if we learn these lessons well, they can transform our lives, according to a young priest suffering from renal cancer.

In Lessons From the School of Suffering, Father Jim

Overview


Suffering is no guarantee of holiness. Many times it can be an invaluable teacher; other times it can crush a person into self-pity. But the lessons to be learned from suffering are many and, if we learn these lessons well, they can transform our lives, according to a young priest suffering from renal cancer.

In Lessons From the School of Suffering, Father Jim Willig shares his story of being diagnosed in his late 40's with terminal renal cancer and the consequences of living with cancer and undergoing various treatments, none of which have stemmed the disease. Willig, a beloved pastor and inspiring preacher, felt called to share the lessons he has learned from the great pain associated with having cancer.

Editorial Reviews

The Catholic Standard Times
This is the legacy of Fr. Jim who, by carrying the cross of his cancer, sowed the seeds of faith in more people than anyone will ever know.
Theology Digest
Jim's account of his battle with the reality and pains of terminal cancer and his education by the Lord in the school of suffering.
Ministry & Liturgy
Willig, a pastor of a parish in Ohio, writes about his suffering but more importantly about the transformation he experiences through the difficult days of his illness...What is wonderful about this book is that Willig reveals that he takes his suffering into the heart of Jesus. His writing is so transparent that you feel as if you are going into Jesus' heart with him. The book rings with authenticity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867164558
Publisher:
Franciscan Media
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
420,469
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


REV. JIM WILLIG is pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Cincinnati. He earned master’s degrees in Sacred Scripture from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati and in spirituality from the University of San Francisco. TAMMY BUNDY is the author of several inspirational books. She received a B.S. in English education from Ohio State University. She writes a weekly column for The Cincinnati Post and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and four children.

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