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Faith under fire : how the Bible speaks to us in times of suffering

Author: Daniel J Simundson
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperSanFrancisco edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Simundson
ISBN: 0060673826 9780060673826
OCLC Number: 22003049
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Minneapolis : Augsburg, ©1980.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 140 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : on using the Bible --
The basic Biblical view of suffering. The background of the basic Biblical view ; Affirmations of the basic Biblical view ; Evaluation of the basic Biblical view --
The power of negative thinking. Why do we avoid the Biblical laments? ; Analyzing the Biblical laments ; The value of the Biblical laments --
Suffering for others. Isaiah 40-55 and the meaning of suffering ; The meaning of Isaiah 40-55 for today --
God, Job, and the counselors. Answers to the questions of human ; Suffering from the Book of Job ; From the prologue and epilogue ; Answers given by the counselors ; The word from God ; Comments and conclusions ; The central message of job ; Job's problems with his counselors --
Is there any hope?. Ecclesiastes ; Prophetic eschatology ; Apocalyptic literature --
What is new in the New Testament?. Reward and punishment in this life? ; Suffering for the benefit of others ; The answers of apocalyptic thinking ; Other New Testament texts on human suffering ; Conclusions --
Comfort and hope. Summary : what the Bible says about suffering ; Giving comfort to those who suffer --
Discussion questions.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Simundson.

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