Author: Maureen Pratt 5.5 X 8.5” – 168 pages“Pain is one of life’s most debilitating, depressing, and dark sensations. Chronic pain, relentless and ongoing, can make life seem almost unbearable. Pain can wrench us away from everything we love, people, activities, even God. Yes it can wrench us away...if we let it."
So begins Beyond Pain,
an in-depth look at how people can not only live with pain but come to see it and all suffering with the eyes of faith. This is also a book about two remarkable, pain-filled lives from Scripture, Job and Jesus. The author believes that Job has much to teach those in pain. He is like each of us, she says, human and trying to do the right thing out of our flawed-but-faithful hearts. And Jesus, of course, is the prime example of accepting and embracing pain even as he died on the cross. Though many of us still need strength, courage, and self-awareness to build our faith and ministry, the author says, we have Jesus’ light to guide us, and his example to emulate.Reviews for this book are coming in!
"I have just finished reading Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus and Joy.
It’s a wonderful book, loaded with encouragement and fresh insights in dealing with chronic pain."
"Your loving, compassionate, serving heart shines throughout the book, Maureen. That’s what makes Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus and Joy
practical and precious. You’re not preaching, but sharing your experience and hope with others who suffer chronic pain. You show how pain does not define a person. It’s how we respond to it that matters.
You’ve done a wonderful job, and I commend you for it. I plan to keep several copies on hand because I already know several people who would love reading the book and glean much hope from it." ---- Francine RiversPlease click here to read another wonderful review of this book -- by Lisa Copen from Rest Ministries!Maureen Pratt is the author of the book
Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness, the syndicated Catholic News Service column
Living Well, and is the host of the television show
Peace in the Storm. She tries to encourage and inspire others to forge lives of meaning and grace with and in spite of serious health challenges.
Please click here to visit Maureen's web site.