Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering

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Book Summary:

When Ronda Chervin's son, Charles, ended his own life, he did so believing that it is pointless to endure inevitable suffering.

In the wake of Charles's death, Dr. Chervin set out to discover some of the most basic but all too often misunderstood answers to why God allows us to suffer, and how we can bear it with perseverance and hope.

She shares her discoveries in these pages, helping you understand that while there is no escape from pain, pain itself is the road into the heart of Christ where peace can be found.

You'll be given encouragement and practical advice as you explore afflictions such as failure, fear, frustration, loneliness, loss, marital problems, physical pain, fatigue, and temptation.

Dr. Chervin explains each affliction in detail and offers reflections on the lives of saints who suffered from the very same cross. Throughout each chapter you're given practical suggestions on how you can meet Christ in your particular pain.

You'll draw wisdom from the lives and writings of saints who were addicted, depressed, exhausted, raped, and unhappily married. And among these saints, you'll discover within their responses a pattern that you can ponder and imitate.

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering will bring courage and hope that in Christ and in communion with his saints, you can and will triumph over every kind of adversity.

You'll also learn:

  • How you can overcome the pain associated with loneliness and isolation
  • Five ways to overcome doubts about the Faith
  • Four steps to liberation from the suffering of indecision
  • Five ways to meet Christ in the suffering of exploitation
  • What St. Benedict teaches us about failure and how it changed the world
  • How to cope with failure and poverty
  • Five ways you can transform fear into trust in Christ
  • How you can turn frustrations and anger into a Christian spirit
  • How you can respond in a holy way to marital discord, demanding spouses, physical abuse, psychological abuse, abandonment, and rage
  • Four ways you can turn to Christ in times of temptation
  • Other Books by Ronda Chervin
    • What The Saints Said About Heaven

    About the Author:
    Ronda Chervin

    Ronda Chervin is a Catholic author, international speaker and Professor of Philosophy. She is the author of over 60 books concerning the matters of Catholic thought, practice and spirituality. Coming from a Jewish -- though atheistic -- background, Chervin converted to the Catholic faith when she was a young adult. She graduated from Fordham University with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and earned an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. While at Fordham, Chervin studied under Dietrich von Hildebrand. Since then, as a Professor of Philosophy, she has taught at numerous colleges, including Loyola Marymount University, the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. She frequently presents on Catholic TV and Radio.

    Visit Ronda Chervin's Author Page

    Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering
    5 Stars Highly recommended
    on July 12, 2016
    This book was a good combination of talking about issues where bitterness could creep up in your life (with reason) while giving you stories of those saintly people who have gone before us and how they managed to conquer these obstacles. In some cases the saints situation were way worse than what I have experienced and realized that me just TRYING to do some of the things they did could help me turn my whole view around. If you don't believe in God, or Saints and such, I wouldn't recommend this as most of the saints ways to deal with their issues was to turn fully to God in some unique ways. But I could see it as a turn off for someone who doesn't believe. For those that do believe, I don't want to give anything away, but I would highly recommend this book for you.
    Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering
    5 Stars Gritty book on suffering.
    on January 26, 2017
    I heard Ms. Chervin interviewed by Patrick Coffin on Catholic Answers last year and it was one of the most compelling things I have heard in a long, long time. It was raw, intense, brilliant and compassionate. I had to get the book. I did and it is equally compelling and powerful. To read the agonizing struggles of the saints, it's a healing balm. She shows how to meet Christ in all types of suffering and great sorrow. I do think the title is a little misleading. Not all who suffer are bitter. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.