- By Edith Schaeffer


  • Title: Affliction
  • Author: Edith Schaeffer
  • ISBN: 9780801083556
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Affliction Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with the eternal question of why we face suffering and affliction in this life showing us how to trust in God alone for comfort

    Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with the eternal question of why we face suffering and affliction in this life, showing us how to trust in God alone for comfort.

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    1. This is a book I could read again and again because I love it so much! Other than the Bible, it’s the best book I’ve ever read. It has completely changed my whole outlook on life and my attitude toward difficult situations. Mrs. Schaeffer’s writing is so rich and insightful, but so real, so true-to-life. From her depiction of the two museums in heaven displaying the suffering through and overcoming of every hardship through all of time, to her behind-the-scenes look at Job’s suffering, t [...]

    2. Do you have books that have been in your library for years, but overlooked. This is one such book in my library. I must have had it for over 40 years, but have never read it thoroughly. I'm glad I happened upon it recently, for it is a gem. Edith Schaeffer tackles the tough, tough questions: why suffering? why do the innocent suffer, what causes suffering? And in the book she grapples with the pain and mystery of suffering with unusual warmth, profuse illustrations from her own experience, and a [...]

    3. Really, really good. This helped me work through problems I didn't even know I had. I recommend it to everyone.

    4. It was truly compassionate towards the person suffering. A breath of fresh air. None of that trite optimism that seems to tell others to put on a happy face and buck up. She does not at all deny the pain and reality of suffering. At the same time I was encouraged and challenged to deepen my trust in God and realize that God providing us grace to endure through a difficult trial is no less remarkable than Him providing healing or removing that trial. I borrowed a copy from my friend but want to g [...]

    5. I loved this book!! This is a must read for Christians and non-Christians alike. It really addresses a lot of confusion and points important details out in the Bible that I never realized were important. Many thanks to the author for this.

    6. A breath of fresh air. Full of compassion and care. Immersed in Scripture. Real, tangible, working truth, with no hype or drama. There is nothing cliché and trite about Edith at any time, but definitely not in this book. Her counsel is quiet, straightforward, and truly helpful. Suffering and affliction is dealt with straight on. There is no unrealistic and irritating optimism (which so often ignores what is actually happening and shrugs off the honest questions and struggles). Instead the book [...]

    7. Absolutely loved this. Edith has a way of speaking in words that makes you feel like she's a sweet mentor, sharing tea with you, and giving you solid, Biblical advice for the wars waging in your soul and in your circumstances. With Scripture and personal experience with God's work in her life, she helps us remember that our earthly battles are not a flesh-and-bone battle. The Lord (and the Enemy, for evil devices) is working in our grief, sorrows, disappointments and even everyday irritations an [...]

    8. Excellent insight about pain and suffering woven with truths in scripture as well as the author's personal revelations and illustrations. I absorbed it one chapter at a time letting it soak in over a period of time. Most important reminders at the end of the book to live in and enjoy each moment for what it is worth. Don't let our cares and worries rob us of joy that is ours for a particular time. This is one to be referenced many times over.

    9. I read a library copy of this book but I will definitely purchase my own copy because I found so much value in this book. Edith Schaeffer writes as if she is sitting across from you having a very heartfelt conversation. In fact my answer to that familiar question, who would you have lunch with living or dead would be Edith Schaeffer. She has a tremendous amount of wisdom to share.

    10. This book is for those who are suffering and wondering why God allows it. It's based on the book of Job and deals with the hard questions -- the kind Job asked. If you or someone close to you is going through a hard time in life, you should read this. Edith wrote it when her husband was dying of cancer.

    11. This was a great book about the spiritual warfare we must wage against the enemy of our souls and the war he is waging against us. God's Providence and love is also much a part of it. I don't agree that everyone goes straight to heaven as she does, but other than that, I would certainly recommend this to anyone who is suffering from and laboring under any assault from our adversary.

    12. The ideas in this book saved my sanity, my life, my faith after the death of my baby long ago. I wrote to the author and she and I corresponded for awhile.

    13. Very helpful and insightful book about the meaning of suffering. Gentle thoughts about tough questions of life.

    14. Wise words from a dear, creative lady, but not by any means an easy read. The real life examples were good and the last chapter w/ tips and practical advice was especially interesting.

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