In Search of the Silver Lining: Where Is God in the Midst of Life's Storms?
When faced with suffering, what are your choices? Storms have always raged. People have either perished in their wake or risen above the tempests - shaping history by their responses. New storms are on the horizon. How will we deal with them? How will we shape history or those who follow us? The answer lies in how we view God in the midst of the storms.
Answers to the problem of pain and tragedy often elude the people of God. In this sensitive book, author Jerry Gramckow attempts to answer one of life`s toughest questions, but not in the usual way. He says that the real importance of suffering does not lie merely within the individual`s ability to analyze his condition and solve his problems. He claims that suffering is God`s way of building a close-knit, interdependent community. That community should be the primary way to deal with individual suffering. For those going through difficult circumstances, this book offers a hopeful, scriptural approach that can help you through the storms of life.
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- Discussion on trials as the framework of community
- Tools for dealing with suffering
- Encouragement to build community as a means to help those who suffer
Praise for the Print Edition
Gramckow resists the blithe platitude, the glib answer . . . examples make the reading pleasant despite the heaviness of the topic.
—The Messianic Times
This book shows the way to a biblical balance in regard to suffering. It is a correction to an orientation that seeks personal peace and affluence and then finds Yeshua as the means to achieve it.
—Daniel Juster, Director, Tikkun Ministries
Jerry Gramckow has laid the foundation to embrace pain and suffering and anticipate the eternal outcome.
—Joseph C. Aldrich, President Emeritus, Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
Jerry Gramckow looks at this age-old dilemma with some fresh insights.
—Ray Beeson, President, Overcomers Ministries
- Title: In Search of the Silver Lining: Where Is God in the Midst of Life`s Storms?
- Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publishers
- Author: Jerry Gramckow
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pages: 176
About the Jerry Gramckow
Jerry Gramckow has written for numerous newspapers and major publishers. Mr. Gramckow has recently accepted a position as an editor with Focus on the Family. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.