Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 2015-09-17
Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering offers precious insight into how Christians can persevere through pain and suffering with faith, hope, and assurance. Written by the esteemed Dr. Ronda Chervin, this thoughtful resource guides readers down a road of understanding. As she bravely reveals her own tale of heartache in the aftermath of her son’s suicide, readers can appreciate firsthand knowledge and empathetic advice while being comforted that they are not alone in their anguish.
The book provides a valuable exploration of affliction and its associated emotions such as failure, fear, frustration, loneliness, loss, marital problems, fatigue and temptation. Dr. Chervin shares her discoveries throughout the text - helping you learn to understand why God allows us to suffer and what we can do to endure it with grace and equanimity. Her compassionate counsel offers readers insight into discovering the peace at the heart of Christ even amidst life’s most painful moments.
Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering is for anyone who desires an enlightening mentor through our tumultuous trials – reminding us that pain itself is merely a path we must travel towards unbounded joy!
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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.