16 books finished in 2013: A Path Through Suffering

16 books finished in 2013

Why are you reading this book?
Elisabeth Elliot is a badass Christian woman who’s been through a lot of trauma (wikipedia) and has written about it with honesty, vulnerability, and courageous faith. She expects the same from her readers, and since this double vision doesn’t seem to be going away, I want to learn how to live a full and joyful life despite this constant burden.

What is the first line?
A six-year-old boy wrote to me, “My grandmother has a brain tumor. The doctor says she only has six months to live. Can you help me about this?” He enclosed a picture of himself. I held it in my hand and studied the little face – so sweet, so wistful. Could I help him about this?

Describe the book in haiku form:
death, loss, suffering.
topics I’d rather avoid,
but God is faithful

What will you do with it now?
keep for reference
keep and loan out to friends x
keep to read again & again & again x
post to paperbackswap.com
throw it away

Anything else you’d like to say?
I appreciated the author’s broad definition of suffering – from a teenager not being allowed to do what they want (which, to a teenager, is TOTALLY THE WORST) to those living with chronic pain. It was a hard book to read – I tried to pace myself, to pay attention to the lessons.

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One thought on “16 books finished in 2013: A Path Through Suffering

  1. Pingback: 6 books finished in 2015: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering | Maggie Makes It Better

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