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Affliction (Ravens Ridge Imprint) [Paperback]

By Edith Schaeffer (Author)
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WHY? That is the question that plagues us all when affliction comes-as it must to each of us in each of our lives. In Affliction, Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with this eternal question: Why? Sometimes we can know the answer, more often we cannot. What we can know is that God is with us, sustaining and strengthening us to bear what must be borne. It is not that affliction comes from God. Rather, He uses it to help us grow in faith, to make us sensitive to the pain of others, and to teach us to trust in Him alone. We learn how to be patient and comfort others as God comforts us. This book will open your heart to the ways of god with His people. Edith Schaeffer brings light from biblical truth and shares her own experiences as well as those of others. She does not offer easy answers, but shows you a way to find answers for yourself.

Awards and Recognitions
Affliction (Ravens Ridge Imprint) by Edith Schaeffer has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1979 Winner - Bible Study/Theology category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Baker Books
Pages   250
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 5, 2012
Publisher   Baker Books
Age  15-15
Series  Ravens Ridge Imprint  
ISBN  0801083559  
ISBN13  9780801083556  

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EDITH SCHAEFFER is the widow of Francis Schaeffer, and with him co-founder of L'Abri Fellowship. Her many books include A Celebration of Children and The Life of Prayer. She passed away in 2013.

Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.

DEIRDRE DUCKER is a member of the L'Abri community and the illustrator of The Hidden Art of Homemaking.

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Understanding Suffering  Dec 15, 2001
This book is excellent and one that I heartily recommend. In fact I have 3 on my bookshelf at the moment so I can share the truths in this book with others. It's given me understanding of how God uses suffering in our lives.

I know of one person who wrote a newsletter before her death of how this book brought purpose to her life in the midst of her dying from cancer.

If you are struggling for answers about suffering, this book will help bring about understanding.

Affliction  Aug 16, 2000
A great book for helping to understand affliction. Very helpful for learning to use affliction for personal growth and for experiencing increased intimacy with God. I recommend it to anyone who has lost a loved one, lost a leg, lost a job and/or suffered any pain or loss during their life's journey.
Required Reading for believers  Feb 14, 2000
I would like to encourage all Christians and non-Christians alike who have an opportunity to read this book to do so, and then use the lessons/encouragements/exhortations of Edith Schaeffer to be salt and light in the world we live in. If I could recommend only 1 book to someone to read to prepare them for the life we face on this earth(other than the Bible, of course)and to help equip others to deal with the problems/adversities we will face,and a sound, bible-based christianity, this would be the book. I found it readable 1 chapter at a time, it is not necessary to sit down and read the entire book at once, at so many places I found myself thinking of someone who needed to hear this, read this, understand this, gain a measure of understanding to get through what they were facing, or wanted to help someone else get through their trial with a christian way of seeing that I had to stop my reading and find/call that person at once. As you can tell, I am a big Edith Schaeffer fan, you can never go wrong in recommending one of her books to someone, if someone is not a christian, they will be exposed to real, authentic answers that the Bible and a relationship with Jesus Christ provide to those who do believe, and that is rare today, I feel. Again, please get a copy of this, read it, then pass it on, there is a hurting world that needs to be prepared to face "Affliction", and this book and author are the best I've found in my christian travels.
A First Class Book For Helping A Person Overcome Crisis  Aug 30, 1998
In this excellent book Edith Schaeffer shares many personal experiences which help a person to understand the meaning and purpose of suffering. The point she makes is that there is meaning and purpose in all suffering. She states there is a Personal God who understands and uses these experiences, not only to help us, but also in an eternal way to help everyone. It is good reading that is meaningful and full of comfort for anyone who is suffering.

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