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Beautiful and Terrible Things

A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

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Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
9/1/2020
ISBN:
9780664266127
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0
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5.5 x 8.5
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Paper
Bible scholar Christian Brady, an expert on Old Testament lament, was as prepared as a person could be for the death of a child—which is to say, not nearly well enough. When his eight-year-old son died suddenly from a fast-moving blood infection, Brady heard the typical platitudes about accepting God's will and knew that quiet acceptance was not the only godly way to grieve.

With deep faith, knowledge of Scripture, and the wisdom that comes only from experience, Brady guides readers grieving losses and setbacks of all kinds in voicing their lament to God, reflecting on the nature of human existence, and persevering in hope. Brady finds that rather than an image of God managing every event and action in our lives, the biblical account describes the very real world in which we all live, a world full of hardship and calamity that often comes unbidden and unmerited. Yet, it also is a world into which God lovingly intrudes to bring comfort, peace, and grace.

Christian M. M. Brady is a scholar of ancient Hebrew and Jewish literature, and the inaugural dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. He is also a priest in the Episcopal Church and was dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State from 2006–2016.


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