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Making Sense Out of Suffering

Making Sense Out of Suffering

by Peter Kreeft, Sheldon VanaukenPeter Kreeft


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This book is for anyone who has ever wept and wondered, "Why?" Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives that have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and careful observation, Making Sense Out of Suffering is a book for empty hearts, not full ones. Read it if you are hungry for insight into the mystery of suffering. A Servant Book.

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ISBN-13: 9780892832194
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 07/28/1986
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 227,456
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, is the author of such well-received books as Between Heaven and Hell; The Unaborted Socrates; Yes or No?: Straight Answers to Tough Questions About Chrisitanity; Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing; and Prayer: The Great Conversation

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Making Sense Out of Suffering 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cbfarmpr More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've ever read that deals with suffering. Accurate with the Bible and helpful. Highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kreeft is genius in his ability to simplify areas of human wonder. Those who are not familiar with Kreeft's work should do some homework on who he is, and what he does...this may shed some light on how he approaches to answer questions with the use of dialogue and supurb logic. Readers who either can't or won't appreciate sound logic as a foundation for exploring debate through both or multiples sides of an issue risk prejudging his works as overly spiritual, or applicable only in philosophy classrooms. In this title, Kreeft helps to point out the perspective of suffering, how suffering can be justified, if suffering really occurs...or on what level does it occur within the individual. He also helps to point out the purpose of suffering, how it can help us, and its position to its opposite 'pleasure'. Granted this may not be the best title to read as your first book from Peter Kreeft. There are many other quicker reads that give a softer introduction to his method of writing. Still, his books deliver what they promiss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was greatly disappointed by this book. Sufffering from a chronic illness I wanted a Christian book to really help me with it. Instead the author goes into a philosophical debate against paganism, relativism, Satanism (how this came up, beats me!) and presumes that the reader has read a book called 'When Bad Things Happen to Good People'. It seemed to me that the author had an ax to grind when it came to this other book and his presumption that the reader has also read this book seems like the author thinks that every one who suffers has read it. Basically if you want a meaning to your suffering try praying the psalms or reading something else if you are more of a philosopher, this book me be up your alley.