• Joy in the Sorrow

  • How a Thriving Church (and Its Pastor) Learned to Suffer Well
  • By: Matt Chandler
  • Narrated by: Lance Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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We all wonder how we will cope in times of terrible suffering and how we can best support others who are suffering. And we all ask the question: How does suffering square with God's character and purpose?

As a young pastor, Matt Chandler knew he needed to learn how to help hurting people. He studied the Scriptures, and he learned from people at the Village Church who remained joyful in their suffering. And then suddenly he was having to live what he'd learned.

This is the moving story of Matt's battle with a potentially fatal brain tumor. But it's also the stories of those who taught him, and teach him, how to walk with joy in sorrow.

This audiobook will make you cry, laugh, and worship God. And you will see how you can live with joy when times of sorrow come and how you can support others going through tough times.

©2019 Matt Chandler (P)2020 One Audiobooks

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Suffering? A must read for all christians!

As a member of the village church going through suffering of my own in various areas I have found this profound book to be as refreshing as a cold glass of water in a desert. It doesn't invite escape from pain or sorrow but neither does it invite it. Matt and others great suffers describe in detail how they trusted and struggled to depend on God while going through it. Suffering is something everyone faces, learn how you can think well about it, help others going through it, or suffer well yourself as you see God's character unfold in your own life through your trying circumstances. In it all, God is working for his glory and our good. Trust. Believe. Hope.

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