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Surprised by Suffering Free eBook
Ligonier.org ^ | 8/4/14 | Nathan Bingham

Posted on 08/04/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Until the end of August, Reformation Trust is giving away the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul’s Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life.

In Surprised by Suffering, R.C. Sproul argues that we should expect pain and sorrow in this life. Some are actually called to a “vocation” of suffering, and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering of death. God promises in His Word that difficult times will come upon us, but He also promises that He allows suffering for our good and His glory, and He will never give us more than we can bear with His help.

(Excerpt) Read more at ligonier.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fear; god; religion; truth
Available in August as a Free Download

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1 posted on 08/04/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
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2 posted on 08/04/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Got it! Thanks.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 2:23:59 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper; drstevej; OrthodoxPresbyterian; CCWoody; Wrigley; Gamecock; Jean Chauvin; jboot; ...
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The day will come when all of us will suffer. Books like this are great preparation.

4 posted on 08/04/2014 2:30:12 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

M4L


5 posted on 08/04/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (/s /s /s /s /s, my replies are "liberally" sprinkled with them behind every word and letter.!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is a similar bit of apoligetics. Canada's copyright law is somewhat less insane than ours. You can download it for free from Project Gutenberg Canada at the links below as html, text or epub

The Problem of Pain (1940) Wikipedia catholiceducation.org (Jacek Bacz) [Lewis's first book of theology: an examination of physical pain and mental suffering, and their place in the universe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1185]

6 posted on 08/04/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by zeugma (Islam: The Antidote for civilization)
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To: zeugma
Here's the rest of the Lewis collection at PGCA.

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

Science fiction:

Out of the Silent Planet (1938) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Lewis's first science fiction novel: an ageless classic. Elwin Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is on a walking holiday in rural England, when he is abducted, to the planet of Malacandra (Mars), where he and his kidnappers encounter intelligent beings, of more than one species. Interesting events ensue, for good and for ill.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1169]

The seven children's novels Wikipedia about the land of Narnia, in the order of the events they describe:

The Magician's Nephew (1955) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "It is a very important story," Professor Lewis comments, "because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began." Two children, Polly and Digory, are spending their summer in London. But a chance encounter with Digory's Uncle Andrew takes them far from that city...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1151]
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. (1950) Wikipedia [Novel for children. The four Pevensie children are living in a large house in the country, a house with many rooms, which are filled with many things. But one of the rooms is absolutely empty, except for a single piece of furniture: a large wardrobe. It is a wardrobe, the children discover, which has magical properties. (Our ebook is based on Macmillan's New York edition, and therefore includes certain minor changes made by Lewis after the London edition had been published. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the book.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1152]
The Horse and his Boy (1954) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "This is the story," explains Professor Lewis, "of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him." Shasta, an orphan boy in the empire of Calormen, wants to escape to Narnia, which is situated to the north. His first ally in this venture is Bree, a horse from Narnia who wishes to return to the land of his birth. But a long and perilous journey awaits the two travellers...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1153]
Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia. (1951) Wikipedia [Novel for children. Centuries have passed since the Pevensie children were the kings and queens of Narnia, and the country has greatly changed — not for the better. Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne, is in flight from his evil uncle. Who can set things right?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1154]
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) Wikipedia [Novel for children. It is the third year of the reign of King Caspian of Narnia. The new King sails east in search of seven lords of Narnia, friends of his father, who years before sailed east but never returned. Many adventures occur along the way. (Our ebook gives the text used by Lewis's London publisher, before certain changes were made by the author for the New York edition. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the novel.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1155]
The Silver Chair (1953) Wikipedia [Novel for children. King Caspian is now well on in years, and has a son and heir, Prince Rilian. Rilian, however, disappeared from Narnia under mysterious and sinister circumstances, and has been missing for some years. He must be found...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1156]
The Last Battle (1956) Wikipedia [Novel for children, with strong elements of theology and philosophy. The history of Narnia comes to its end. But an ending is also a beginning... Winner of the 1956 Carnegie Medal.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1157]

Theological works:

The Problem of Pain (1940) Wikipedia catholiceducation.org (Jacek Bacz) [Lewis's first book of theology: an examination of physical pain and mental suffering, and their place in the universe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1185]
The Screwtape Letters (1942) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Theology, in the form of a series of letters purportedly written by the old and cunning devil Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, on the subject of how to distract humans from God and the path of salvation. "This admirable, diverting, and remarkably original work... the most exciting piece of Christian apologetics that has turned up in a long time... a book for which believer and unbeliever alike may give thanks." (Leonard Bacon, Saturday Review, 17 April 1943)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1179]


 

7 posted on 08/04/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT by zeugma (Islam: The Antidote for civilization)
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I did not realize his books were already public domain or at least free.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Suffering certainly builds character.

How we deal with suffering is a testament to our emotional IQ, I believe. We know God’s promise. We know who wins the war. That is really all that matters at the end of the day.

Ronald Reagan was a man who could smile at adversity, and lovingly taunt his enemies. That was a man of character.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 3:09:20 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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10 posted on 08/04/2014 3:15:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: yorkiemom

you are welcome. please pass the word along to others who may want to know about this offer.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 6:56:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GeronL
I did not realize his books were already public domain or at least free.

Depends upon whether or not you live in a country with civilized copyright law or nor. Both Canada and Austrailia have much more sane copyright laws than the U.S.

Both of those countries have books coming in to the public domain over the next few years that we will never see in the United Corporate States of America, at least in the liferime of just about anyone reading this. The PG Austrailia site has a bunch of Orwell's stuff online, though they don't have epubs, although I've seriously thought about working up the conversion for them.

Please ask me if I care about copyright for authors who have beed dead for fifty years.

12 posted on 08/04/2014 9:08:44 PM PDT by zeugma (Islam: The Antidote for civilization)
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To: zeugma

I agree for the most part, the system definitely needs to be changed. I can see how companies that still rake in a ton of money on some properties can still have them copyright though.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 11:48:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bookmark...


14 posted on 08/05/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: SoFloFreeper
snagged a copy, thank you.

Hopefully it won't be pointedly useful anytime soon.

15 posted on 08/06/2014 3:14:16 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: GeronL
I agree for the most part, the system definitely needs to be changed. I can see how companies that still rake in a ton of money on some properties can still have them copyright though.

Mickey Mouse will never go out of copyright.

16 posted on 08/06/2014 3:15:21 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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