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The problem of suffering is often raised by those who question the goodness or the power of God. In this book, newly revised and expanded, R.C. Sproul provides biblical answers to the questions all of us ask about suffering and addresses some of the many unbiblical conclusions that are put forth today. In the end, he shows that suffering is not outside the realm of God's providence and his good purposes.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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  • barbara
  • 10-12-16

Great content!

I have a deeper understanding of the role of suffering in our lives after listening to this book.

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  • Felipe J. Flores III
  • 11-12-15

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What made the experience of listening to Surprised by Suffering the most enjoyable?

I've started reading this one but often get too busy to finish. This is a great reminder that the Christian life is not always happy and there is suffering but God continues to be there through it all.

Which character – as performed by George W. Sarris – was your favorite?

I like that he does change his voice more books should be read this way it's helpful when there are stories within the narrative.

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I think the is one of my favorites. It's not the happy book as the title also indicates but it is a blessing to know that God is sovereign and he is always there through good an bad. And the suffering has a heavenly purpose.

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  • Jeff F.
  • 28-11-19

A book that certainly hits home with me.

Being confined to a bed for almost 5 years now, this book gives me a perspective that helps me understand why God would allow this to happen to me. It is a definite comfort to me.

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  • Christina Ulrich
  • 24-07-21

A great perspective

this helped me to understand people's doubts and to face my own in a factual way

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  • Billy yoon
  • 29-05-20

Another nice work by R.C Sproul.

This book was easy to read and very biblical as other sproul's books.
Almost every kind of sufferings which appear in the Bible is covered

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  • momma
  • 12-11-19

Full of truth to anyone who is in the storm

RC Sproul knows suffering.
This is a perfect go to for help in suffering.
It is full of Gods Truth and that always calms the storm!!!

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  • BL
  • 24-02-18

Surprised by this book

Sproul was an excellent storyteller! I truly enjoyed the content especially in the first half with several modern day renditions of classical biblical stories and examples. The book was encouraging and easy to understand and apply immediately. Overall, a pleasant surprise.