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Invest Your Suffering

Unexpected Intimacy With A Loving God

Paul Mallard

192 pages
SPCK Group

Let me be honest, there have been times when my faith has seemed fragile... I have struggled with seeing my wife stripped of her dignity and reduced by her agony. I have doubted all kinds of things. I have exploded and lashed out. I do not like what is happening to my sweetheart one little bit. Chronic illness never goes away. Come on, realistically, how much more can we take?'
'But one thing I have never doubted is that, in the darkest circumstances, we were only ever in the hands of God. That has been the ultimate source of comfort and hope.'
As Paul Mallard knows only too well, the crucible of suffering is a ghastly place to be. But lessons learned there can be powerful and memorable. And it was there that Paul and Edrie experienced 'unexpected intimacy with a loving God' who himself is no stranger to suffering. They want to use their experience and insights to help fellow sufferers too, and journey with you in your pain. Suffering can be invested well, for a higher, better purpose.

Author Bio
Paul Mallard has been a church minister in England for nearly forty years now. He is involved in training a new generation of church workers and he speaks at numerous conferences. He is married to Edrie and they live in Bath, UK. They have four grown-up children and numerous grandchildren. Paul is a passionate supporter of West Bromwich Albion. This is his first sole-authored book, combining autobiography, worked-out theology and pastoral care.