The Fellowship of the Suffering
Dave Ripper (Lexington Campus pastor at Grace Chapel) and I are delighted to announce the upcoming release of our co-written book on how “hardship shapes us for ministry and mission.”
Concerning this book, Joni Eareckson Tada, a leading example of living fruitfully in the face of great pain, writes:
“When I first broke my neck and landed in a wheelchair, I thought the Lord was being grossly unfair. I wondered, isn’t God being too heavy-handed? Is this kind of suffering ‘normal’ in the normal Christian life? Those were honest questions, and I wasn’t about to settle for anything less than honest answers. However, over the years, the answers I found most satisfying and fulfilling weren’t quite what I expected – but they more than sufficed! It’s why I recommend the book you hold in your hands. Paul Borthwick and Dave Ripper write not only from decades of hard study, but from the heartache of personal experience – thus, their words carry weight. If you are looking for the right perspective when things go wrong – very wrong – then Fellowship of the Suffering is a must-read. And you don’t have to break your neck to grasp its wisdom.”
– Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
The InterVarsity Press book announcement that follows tells you how to pre-order the book at an excellent discount. We pray that many will be strengthened and encouraged through this book to look at their hardships through a new lens.
You can use the discount at the InterVarsity Press website for the book.