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When Life Isn't Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering (Trusting the Master Series) [Hardcover]

By Joel A. Freeman (Author) & M.D. Paul Meier (Foreword by)
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Item description for When Life Isn't Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering (Trusting the Master Series) by Joel A. Freeman & M.D. Paul Meier...

Like a warm friend, this book can help readers work thorough depression and trying circumstances. Most importantly, Freeman points the way to true, lasting peace and security.

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How to keep faith when life's problems cloud the joy of living Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Poignant stories to which seekers can relate Written in a highly readable style by a Ph.D. in pastoral counseling Contains Bible verses that speak to specific situations Joel Freeman has spent years counseling people through grief that threatens to overwhelm them. This concise book is like a warm friend, one able to help a person work through depression and trying circumstances. Most importantly, the author points the way to true, lasting peace and security.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: New Leaf Press (AR)
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 4.6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN  0892215224  
ISBN13  9780892215225  

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More About Joel A. Freeman & M.D. Paul Meier

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Success/business coach to executives. Motivational consultant and mentor to pro athletes. Internationally sought after corporate trainer, conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Organizational culture-change specialist. Behavioral analyst. Professional counselor. Award-winning filmmaker. Motivated by curiosity. Devoted husband and father. Off key singer and extremely bad dancer.

Joel A. Freeman currently resides in the state of Maryland. Joel A. Freeman was born in 1954.

Joel A. Freeman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Trusting the Master

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Mental Health > Depression
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Faith
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4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Inspirational

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Reviews - What do customers think about When Life Isn't Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering (Trusting the Master Series)?

Little book packed with big helps  Nov 1, 2007
I am going through treatment for cancer and if one more person gave me some syrupy sweet, overly illustrated, overly Job (cough,cough Max Lucado) book candy coating the message "shut-up-and-put-up-God-can-do-what-He-wants-so-you-have-no-right-to-feel-anger-or-grief-or-confusion" I was going to go insane.

Then I stumbled on this book in the teen Sunday School class and it blew me away. It's small but packs a powerful message that helps answer questions but also helps you learn to deal with problems.

I've bought a few of these to pass around chemo. I could have done without some of the cutesies, i.e., "King Jimmy" but it's easily overlooked.
One of the absolute best, and I've read most of them  Aug 16, 2002
In the midst of a very terrible time in my life, I stumbled across this book. It blew me away. I have read many, many books on suffering and dealing with life's tragedies. This one is different in that it does not simply regurgitate the standard pat answers to why suffering exists and what to do when it happens ("Trials are actually a blessing! They'll make you a better person! Embrace them!" -- Give me a break.). Joel Freeman avoids preachy, sanctimonious language and never gets condescending. He gives you practical strategies for dealing with not only suffering and grief but the accompanying feelings of unfairness and "God's absence" that go along with these. My faith in God was strenghthened by my having read this book.
Sometimes life isn't fair, but we expect it to be...why else would we be so angry and hurt when it isn't. We wonder:

* If God is a God of love, why is there so much suffering in the world?
* Why do the wicked seem to prosper?
* Why do terrible things seem to happen to nice people?
* Why does life have to hurt so much?
* Isn't there an easier way to grow?
* Can any meaning be found in suffering?

Endorsed by the likes of Joni Eareckson Tada, Billy Graham, Paul Meier and others, When Life Isn't Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering (Hardcover, 144 pages) presents helpful insight, poignant stories and touches of humor in revealing a biblical perspective on these questions. Written in a highly readable and thought-provoking style, author Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. encourages readers to seek a greater understanding of their feelings through personal reflection. He also prompts discussion about their expectations of themselves, others and God.

Published by New leaf Press as part of the Trusting the Master series, Dr. Freeman's newly revised and reprinted book contains Bible verses that speak to specific situations. Drawing on his years of experience in counseling people through their grief and suffering, Dr. Freeman provides a framework upon which can be found true, lasting peace and security.

As a State of Maryland Board Certified Professional Counselor, Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. holds a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola College (Baltimore) and also a Ph.D. in the same discipline. He served as mentor/chaplain for the NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years ('79-'98). As president of The Freeman Institute™, Dr. Freeman conducts team building/leadership/diversity/change management initiatives for leaders of other nations, government agencies, corporations and faith-based organizations. Joel and his family reside in Maryland.


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