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To be human is to suffer - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In addition to our own suffering, we also encounter the suffering of those around us. While the world of medicine attempts to relieve suffering and the media tries to sell us on a life without pain, only the church offers the perspective that suffering has meaning. St. John Paul II said that suffering without meaning can lead to despair, but if we can attach meaning to our suffering, we are capable of going through anything.

When You Suffer is a refreshing look at the mystery of pain and suffering and how to find meaning and even joy in the midst of it. Jeff Cavins discusses why we suffer and how our suffering can draw us closer to God. He explains that suffering is the greatest opportunity to love as Christ loves and how, by "offering up" our suffering, we join in Christ's mission to redeem the world.

©2015 Jeff Cavins (P)2015 Franciscan Media

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Life changing!!

This book is absolutely life changing and I do not say that lightly. I have loved studying scripture with him through The Bible Timeline. As I’m dealing with a broken heart right now, this book especially touched on the power of our suffering. “Suffering without Christ just hurts; suffering with Christ can change the world.” 💕

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A must-read! A soothing balm. . .

a story to keep in your first aid bookcase to return to time and again.