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Rejoicing in lament : wrestling with incurable cancer & life in Christ

Author: J Todd Billings
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the age of 39, theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with incurable cancer. The questions were acute: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness. He moves beyond pat answers to show how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of  Read more...
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Named Person: J Todd Billings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Todd Billings
ISBN: 9781587433580 1587433583
OCLC Number: 894557490
Description: xv, 201 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Walking in the fog : a narrowed future or a spacious place? --
Sorting through the questions : the book of Job, the problem of evil, and the limits of human wisdom --
Lamenting in trust : praying with the psalmist amid a sea of emotions --
Lamenting to the Almighty : discerning the mystery of divine providence --
Joining the resistance : lament and compassionate witness to the present and future King --
Death in the story of God and in the church --
Praying for healing and praying for the kingdom --
In the valley : toxins, healing, and strong medicine for sinners --
The light of perfect love in the darkness : God's impassable love in Christ --
"I am not my own" : our story incorporated into Christ's.
Responsibility: J. Todd Billings.

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A Christian theologian shares his journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his diagnosis of incurable cancer.  Read more...
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