the book is excellent. it’s insightful and grounded firmly in the Bible.
our natural instincts tell us to avoid suffering. the world tells us to avoid suffering. a lot of popular and shallow Christianity tells us to avoid suffering.
suffering cannot truly be avoided, though. it happens. it’s a part of life.
“This book,” writes Tchividjian, “started out as a series of sermons I preached through the book of Job following a very painful season of life… But this book is not the sermons…” (pg. 13).
Tchividjian is a storyteller; a wonderful theologian; and a great writer.
Glorious Ruin is great for personal reflection and could spark some interesting conversation in small group settings and/or reading groups.
“David C Cook has provided me with a copy of Glorious Ruin for review on my blog.”