Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian
How Suffering Sets You Free

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In this world, one thing is certain: Everybody hurts. Suffering may take the form of tragedy, heartbreak, or addiction. Or it could be something more mundane (but no less real) like resentment, loneliness, or disappointment. But there’s unfortunately no such thing as a painless life. In Glorious Ruin, best-selling author Tullian Tchividjian takes an honest and refreshing look at the reality of suffering, the ways we tie ourselves in knots trying to deal with it, and the comfort of the gospel for those who can’t seem to fix themselves—or others. 

This is not so much a book about Why God allows suffering or even How we should approach suffering—it is a book about the tremendously liberating and gloriously counterintuitive truth of a God who suffers with you and for you. It is a book, in other words, about the kind of hope that takes the shape of a cross.


About Tullian Tchividjian

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Tullian Tchividjian is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, a visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, and grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a bestselling author, a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, and a popular conference speaker. Tullian and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Published October 1, 2012 by David C. Cook. 212 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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“Suffering is suffering, and it is universal,” writes Tchividjian (Jesus + Nothing = Everything) in his newest book, which examines the value and meaning of suffering. Sidestepping the traditional apo

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From the Reality of Suffering in part one, to Confronting Suffering in part two and Saved by Suffering that closes the book.

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And while God never gives Job an explanation for his suffering, God does give Job himself -- which is everything Job needs.

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Beginning with the premise that “suffering is suffering, and it is universal,” Tchividjian aims “to explore how the reality of human suffering, in all its forms, might relate to the truth of God’s liberating grace in a way that is both honest and comforting” (p.

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