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JBC Must Reads: On Suffering


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The mission of the Journal of Biblical Counseling (JBC) is to develop clear thinking and effective practice that faithfully brings God’s Word to bear on the problems of daily living. Over the decades, we have published more than 1,000 articles on a variety of counseling topics. The Must Reads series is a helpful entryway into this wealth of material. Each issue provides a group of carefully selected articles on an important topic such as sexuality, anxiety, counseling methodology and counseling in the church.

This new issue in the Must Reads contains several articles on suffering that were written by CCEF faculty. The content offers biblical insights on suffering and practical guidance for ministering to those who suffer, as well as many personal stories.

Book Details

Publisher: CCEF
Publication Year: 2023
Format: Paperback Book


  • Suffering and Psalm 119 — David Powlison
  • What Is God Doing? — Edward T. Welch
  • In the Valley of the Shadow — Jayne V. Clark
  • More Than a Proof Text: “Jesus takes you to heart in your sorrows” (John 16:33) — Lauren Whitman
  • Living in Job’s House — Paul David Tripp
  • “Do you not care?”—A Reflection on Suffering and the Heart of Christ — Esther Liu
  • Trauma and the Body: An Introduction to Three Books — Edward T. Welch
  • Pray beyond the Sick List — David Powlison