Monday, January 31, 2011

Don’t Waste the Pain: Learning to Grow Through Suffering by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

“The amazing thing about childlike faith is not only that you believe without doubt, but you accept no without questions.”

Suffering and pain often affect the faith of Christians. It is sometimes difficult to understand why God would allow good people to experience horrible things. Siblings David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson address this topic in their book, Don’t Waste the Pain: Learning to Grow Through Suffering. As Linda learns her ovarian cancer has returned, David’s 12-year-old son is diagnosed with a serious form of cancer that kills 98 percent of its victims. David and Linda explain how these depressing circumstances and seemingly unanswered prayers are all part of God’s larger plan.

Much of the book consists of entries from David and Linda’s personal journals that document the pain they are each suffering. It demonstrates how they were able to maintain their faith. The lessons from this book are very inspirational and touching. David and Linda teach readers how to grow spiritually through painful and dark times. This is a great read for anyone experiencing difficult times. I highly recommend Don’t Waste the Pain to others.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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