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by Ajith Fernando


Ajith Fernando demonstrates that the call to suffer is an invitation to jo. Despite the suffering all around him, Ajith Fernando has found a transcending joy, a joy that transforms pain and suffering into a closer walk with Jesus Christ

Ajith Fernando demonstrates that the call to suffer is an invitation to joy. We do not find a dour or depressing vision of the Christian life here. Nor can Fernando's work be dismissed as unrealistic-he does not deny the pain we experience in suffering. The work is biblically grounded, refreshingly honest, and full of practical wisdom. Despite the suffering all around him, Ajith Fernando has found a transcending joy, a joy that transforms pain and suffering into a closer walk with Jesus Christ. This book is greatly needed, especially in America, where much of Christianity has become shallow, self-centered, and materialistic.

2008 Christianity Today Book Award Winner. Joy and pain are both aspects of the call of God for the Christian Ministerial veteran Ajith Fernando combines biblical exposition. Joy and pain are both aspects of the call of God for the Christian. The Bible even presents pain as a trigger for joy. The Call to Joy and Pain explores how this is so, showing the connection between rejoicing and suffering, how suffering draws us nearer to God, and how suffering makes us more effective in service. Ministerial veter 2008 Christianity Today Book Award Winner. Ministerial veteran Ajith Fernando combines biblical exposition, keen pastoral insight, and cross-cultural wisdom in his writing. He opens readers' eyes to a truth they may already suspect: we in the West have much to learn about suffering.

Pain and Suffering by Ratnaguna: Pain and Suffering is the first of two talks that Ratnaguna gave earlier this year at. .

Pain and Suffering by Ratnaguna: Pain and Suffering is the first of two talks that Ratnaguna gave earlier this year at the Stockholm Buddhist Centre. He explores the whole area of feeling, both pleasant and painful, but especially the pain side of the spectrum. The Call to Joy and Pain. Published in association with the literary agency of Wolgemuth and Associates.

The Call to Joy & Pain message has four parts: Suffering and Joy are Basic to Christianity; Suffering Brings Us.It has definitely helped my personal Christian growth.

The Call to Joy & Pain message has four parts: Suffering and Joy are Basic to Christianity; Suffering Brings Us Nearer to Christ; Our Suffering Helps the Church; and, Servants of the Church. This is not a message for the faint of heart comfort lover. This is the "meat" of the Word, as the Apostle Paul would put it, and needs a reader willing to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry. Biblical, theological, and devotional insights and advice on how joy and pain are both integral parts of the life of service, from ministerial veteran Ajith Fernando. 2008 Christianity Today Book Award Winner.

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2008 Christianity Today Book Award Winner Joy and pain are both aspects of the call of God for the Christian.

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Availability: In Stock. Blending biblical faithfulness, gripping stories, and pastoral compassion, this book shows us how God uses pain for our good and his glory and reminds us that if we embrace our suffering we will discover a contagious joy that makes Jesus beautiful in the eyes of a watching world. Appropriate for Pastors and those in ministry or missions.

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2008 Christianity Today Book Award Winner

Joy and pain are both aspects of the call of God for the Christian. The Bible even presents pain as a trigger for joy. The Call to Joy and Pain explores how this is so, showing the connection between rejoicing and suffering, how suffering draws us nearer to God, and how suffering makes us more effective in service.

Ministerial veteran Ajith Fernando combines biblical exposition, keen pastoral insight, and cross-cultural wisdom in his writing. He opens readers' eyes to a truth they may already suspect: we in the West have much to learn about suffering.

By examining Paul's words on the subject of suffering for Christ from Colossians 1:24-29, Fernando thoughtfully explains how suffering can be a blessing to the individual Christian and to the church as a whole. His book will help Christians joyfully embrace the life of service and total devotion to Jesus, despite the pain it entails.

The Call to Joy and Pain: Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry epub download

ISBN13: 978-1844742493

ISBN: 1844742490

Author: Ajith Fernando

Category: Christian Books

Language: English

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press (January 18, 2008)

Pages: 192 pages

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Honeirsil
Ajith Fernando knows about suffering. He has seen horrendous suffering during his ministry as national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka. Since the 1980s that island nation has been torn and ravished by civil war and political corruption. Over 60,000 Sri Lankans have died in sectarian violence, and another 20,000, mostly rebel Tamils, "disappeared" after their arrest. Just when a tentative peace between warring factions was taking shape, the Indian Ocean Tsunami stuck, leaving more than 31,100 dead, 4,100 missing, and 519,000 homeless.

Despite the suffering all around him, Ajith Fernando has found a transcending joy, a joy that transforms pain and suffering into a closer walk with Jesus Christ. This book is greatly needed, especially in America, where much of Christianity has become shallow, self-centered, and materialistic. Fernando contends that Christians are not only not exempt from suffering and pain, but they are called to suffer for the Lord's sake and for the good of others. Yet through that sanctified suffering--even because of it--the Christian finds true, lasting joy.

Though specifically written for those in the ministry, the book's truth, which draws heavily upon Scripture, applies to every Christian. The book's thirty short but rich chapters take us to a higher plateau in our Christian life, and to greater service for the Master.
Honeirsil
Ajith Fernando knows about suffering. He has seen horrendous suffering during his ministry as national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka. Since the 1980s that island nation has been torn and ravished by civil war and political corruption. Over 60,000 Sri Lankans have died in sectarian violence, and another 20,000, mostly rebel Tamils, "disappeared" after their arrest. Just when a tentative peace between warring factions was taking shape, the Indian Ocean Tsunami stuck, leaving more than 31,100 dead, 4,100 missing, and 519,000 homeless.

Despite the suffering all around him, Ajith Fernando has found a transcending joy, a joy that transforms pain and suffering into a closer walk with Jesus Christ. This book is greatly needed, especially in America, where much of Christianity has become shallow, self-centered, and materialistic. Fernando contends that Christians are not only not exempt from suffering and pain, but they are called to suffer for the Lord's sake and for the good of others. Yet through that sanctified suffering--even because of it--the Christian finds true, lasting joy.

Though specifically written for those in the ministry, the book's truth, which draws heavily upon Scripture, applies to every Christian. The book's thirty short but rich chapters take us to a higher plateau in our Christian life, and to greater service for the Master.
Blackbeard
Did you ever ask a question wondering why a loving God allows so many seemingly bad things to happen to us? The title of this book made me curious about how we could embrace suffering. All of us at one time
or another, usually during a troubled time in our lives, have asked that question.
This book proves that there is a wise God in control of all things, who knows the end from the begining. This book gives valuable insight into many of the questions we all have. It is a life changing insight. The Scripture tells us that Jesus willingly suffered on the cross for the joy that was set before Him.
I recommend this book to help you understand what and why that joy was in the midst of the suffering of the Savior. The book is an easy read and very well done. Do yourself a lot of good and order the book now.
Blackbeard
Did you ever ask a question wondering why a loving God allows so many seemingly bad things to happen to us? The title of this book made me curious about how we could embrace suffering. All of us at one time
or another, usually during a troubled time in our lives, have asked that question.
This book proves that there is a wise God in control of all things, who knows the end from the begining. This book gives valuable insight into many of the questions we all have. It is a life changing insight. The Scripture tells us that Jesus willingly suffered on the cross for the joy that was set before Him.
I recommend this book to help you understand what and why that joy was in the midst of the suffering of the Savior. The book is an easy read and very well done. Do yourself a lot of good and order the book now.
Laizel
Biblically sound, and easy to read, this is a great book for all believers, especially anyone needing a deeper discussion about the meaning and role of suffering in the Christian life. I read it in the context of a small group study over a couple months, and all of us were edified by the book and the discussions and sharing we had around the content.

It's remarkably well balanced between the two topics (joy and pain), and is the best single resource I've personally read yet for dealing with suffering. Also, because it's written in such an easy-to-read style, it's great for anyone from teens to seniors. Highly recommended!
Laizel
Biblically sound, and easy to read, this is a great book for all believers, especially anyone needing a deeper discussion about the meaning and role of suffering in the Christian life. I read it in the context of a small group study over a couple months, and all of us were edified by the book and the discussions and sharing we had around the content.

It's remarkably well balanced between the two topics (joy and pain), and is the best single resource I've personally read yet for dealing with suffering. Also, because it's written in such an easy-to-read style, it's great for anyone from teens to seniors. Highly recommended!
Araath
Reading this book, it was a very complete read that allowed me to experience a range of things consisting from: being intrigued, enlightened, and intellectually stimulated; feeling content and having many thoughts of "oh! So I wasn't being crazy!"; and then also very personally challenged, and becoming much more aware of what to expect in seriously obeying God.

I love how Ajith Fernando just backs everything with Scripture and also explains Biblical principles very clearly, as well as using very relevant anecdotes to the points he was trying to get across. I could tell he that he must be a very logical, coherent, and a great teacher in person, and I would definitely recommend this book to any professing Christian.
Araath
Reading this book, it was a very complete read that allowed me to experience a range of things consisting from: being intrigued, enlightened, and intellectually stimulated; feeling content and having many thoughts of "oh! So I wasn't being crazy!"; and then also very personally challenged, and becoming much more aware of what to expect in seriously obeying God.

I love how Ajith Fernando just backs everything with Scripture and also explains Biblical principles very clearly, as well as using very relevant anecdotes to the points he was trying to get across. I could tell he that he must be a very logical, coherent, and a great teacher in person, and I would definitely recommend this book to any professing Christian.
Erienan
What a great book for Pastors! Fernando's work is an excellent, practical work that invites the church to understand its calling to be incarnational in its ministry to the world.
Erienan
What a great book for Pastors! Fernando's work is an excellent, practical work that invites the church to understand its calling to be incarnational in its ministry to the world.
Doktilar
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Doktilar
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Kelerius
Ajith Fernando provides us with a solid theology of suffering and pain. But this is no stuffy theology tome. It is written in an easy to read format and backed by a life full of suffering and ministering to the suffering. Thus Fernando is uniquely qualified to speak into our lives at the point of our greatest pain. I am grateful for this book and its timeliness in my life. I think you will be as well.
Kelerius
Ajith Fernando provides us with a solid theology of suffering and pain. But this is no stuffy theology tome. It is written in an easy to read format and backed by a life full of suffering and ministering to the suffering. Thus Fernando is uniquely qualified to speak into our lives at the point of our greatest pain. I am grateful for this book and its timeliness in my life. I think you will be as well.
Every Christian needs to read this book!
Every Christian needs to read this book!