Joy in the Sorrow

How a Thriving Church (and its Pastor) Learned to Suffer Well

A moving, compelling, hope-filled book that will bolster your faith in times of trial.

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We all wonder how we will cope in times of terrible suffering, and how we can best support others who are suffering. And we all ask the question: how does suffering square with God’s character and purpose?

As a young pastor, Matt Chandler knew he needed to learn how to help hurting people. He studied the Scriptures, and he learned from people at the Village Church who remained joyful in their suffering. And then suddenly he was having to live what he'd learned.

This is the moving story of Matt's battle with a potentially fatal brain tumor. But it's also the stories of those who taught him, and teach him, how to walk with joy in sorrow.

This book will make you cry, laugh, and worship God. And you will see how you can live with joy when times of sorrow come, and how you can support others going through tough times.

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Contents

  • 1. I Had No Answers
  • 2. Beauty in the Ripples
  • 3. Treasure Veiled in Heartache
  • 4. We Named Her Kate
  • 5. I Know, I Understand, I'm Here
  • 6. Clinging to Life
  • 7. Beating on Our Father's Chest
  • 8. No Need to Be Afraid
  • 9. More Broken and Much Brighter
  • 10. Somehow, This Is Enough
  • 11. He Wept With Me
  • 12. The Spirit's Surgery

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Author Matt Chandler
ISBN 9781784983826
Format Paperback
First published September 2019
Dimensions 135mm x 216mm x 17mm
Language English
Pages 240
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

An honest, searching, and in places deeply moving book, gives a dozen examples of how suffering can strike, and how God in Christ gets us through it. The stories are very different, but each one shows in its own way that whatever our circumstances, he is enough.

Andrew Wilson

Teaching Pastor, King’s Church London

How does one face suffering with faith? Where do we quarry the resolve and courage? Is God good, even when the circumstances are not? Matt Chandler has wrestled with these questions. He addresses them with wisdom, love, and balance. This is a welcome book for all who suffer.

Max Lucado

Author, Anxious for Nothing and Unshakable Hope

In a day when empty words and false promises attempt to mask the realities of a suffering world, Joy in the Sorrow is a refreshingly honest look at the pain we face in our darkest hours and the unexpected hope and joy that can be found when Jesus meets us there. This book will breathe hope into your sufferings, deepen your understanding of God’s purposes in them, and show you how true joy can be found not just after your sorrow but within it.

Sarah Walton

Author, Hope When It Hurts

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