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Justin Taylor sits down with Nancy Guthrie

Be Still, My Soul

Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision in Suffering

In this collection of insightful essays and excerpts, classic and contemporary theologians and Bible teachers explore Scripture in regard to the causes and purposes of suffering, as well as what it means to trust God in the midst of hardship and pain.

Table of Contents

Part I: God’s Perspective on Suffering
1. Suffering: The Servant of Our Joy—Tim Keller
2. The Gift of Pain—Philip Yancey
3. God’s Plan A—Joni Eareckson Tada
4. Trusting God Who Knows Why—Os Guiness
5. Such Thing As Senseless Tragedy?—R.C. Sproul
6. Illumined by the Light of Divine Providence—John Calvin
7. A Profound Answer to the Pressing Question, “Why?”—Wilson Benton
8. Bearing Suffering—Dietrich Bonhoeffer
9. No Sorrow Like Jesus’ Sorrow—John Newton

Part II: God’s Purpose in Suffering
10. The God We Had We Lose—Abraham Kuyper
11. When Cost Becomes Privilege—Helen Roseveare
12. Prepared for Usefulness—A.W. Tozer
13. The Test of a Crisis—Martyn Lloyd-Jones
14. Too Good to Suffer?—St. Augustine
15. Faith Tried and Proved—Charles Spurgeon
16. Choosing Trust—Jerry Bridges
17. Dying Well—D. A. Carson

Part III: God’s Provision in Suffering
18. Just What You Need, Just in Time—Corrie ten Boom
19. Dark Valleys—Sinclair Ferguson
20. Hoped-for Healing—J.I. Packer
21. Happy in Affliction—Thomas Manton
22. Power in Weakness—John Piper
23. An Example to Imitate in Unjust Suffering—Martin Luther
24. Learning to Be Content—Jeremiah Burroughs
25. Refuge and Rest in Christ—Jonathan Edwards