Finding God In Suffering
Why is there so much suffering? How can I make sense of my own pain? Where is God in the midst of it all?
Father Christopher M. Mahar, a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, addresses these questions and more with empathy, conviction, and hope as he draws from nearly twenty years of teaching and pastoral counseling experience. Finding God in Suffering plunges deeper into the Catholic theology of suffering than most introductory books on the topic. Guided by the writings of Saint John Paul II on the Christian meaning of human suffering, Fr. Mahar combines theological reflection with narratives from history, literature, scripture, and the saints to unfold the mysterious truth that “even in suffering, we can find love.” Through short chapters, reflection questions, and prompts for prayer, Fr. Mahar offers encouragement and companionship for those who are suffering and those who love and minister to them.