The oldest book of the Bible, Job, deals with the oldest question of man: why do seemingly bad things happen to good people? Or put another way, if God is good, why is there suffering?
A new devotional book that looks at the Christian’s response to surviving suffering and hardship — whether a natural disaster, actions of humans, or personal events — is now available both in print and ebook formats.
30 Days to a More Resilient Faith, Embracing the God of the Storm, published by BMH Books in partnership with Encompass World Partners, will help readers make better sense of suffering, pain, and evil. Part I is 30 short readings – one for each day of the month – drawn from two sources: the Bible and the wisdom of contemporary sages. In Part II are reflections on the role of pain and suffering in life as told by a man who has lived most of his life with a painful disease.
Authored by Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, and Wayne Hannah, senior director of strategic initiatives at Encompass, who deals daily with a chronic health condition, this 30-day devotional will encourage one’s faith in the face of crisis.
30 Days to a More Resilient Faith, Embracing the God of the Storm is available for $7.99 and may be purchased at bmhbooks.com, amazon.com, cbd.com, and your local bookstore. The ISBN number is 978-0-88469-317-8.
It is available as an ebook in Kindle, iBook, Nook, and Kobo formats platform. ISBN number for the digital version is 978-0-88469-320-8.
Individuals who pre-ordered the book should expect to receive their copy within the next week or two.
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, writes about suffering and the human experience from a unique perspective shaped by a life-long love for God’s Word, and spending most of her life straddling two very diverse worlds: the Central African Republic and the USA. She presently resides in Winona Lake, Ind.
Wayne Hannah is senior director of strategic initiatives at Encompass World Partners. His past ministries have included 20 years pastoring in the U.S. and 21 years of missionary service with Encompass. Prior to his current role, Wayne was the Asia regional director, developing leadership, teams and mission partnerships throughout Asia in predominantly Muslim and Buddhist countries. He and his wife, Gina, live in Peachtree Corners, Ga.