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Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense

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Well-known author, psychologist and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and "darkness" as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, loss of loved ones, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark, then this book was written for you. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God's grace, even when this help seems remote.

The Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the cross of Christ. Our answer is inseparable from the cross-from Jesus' own encounter with evil and his triumph over it. In this light, Fr. Benedict recalls some of our most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of some in the Church, our own inconsistent behaviors and weaknesses, and the death of loved ones. As we examine these painful experiences, he shows that we can find solutions in the Gospel and in the lives of saints, heroes, and very brave ordinary people.

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Softcover, 184 pgs
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    Fr. Groeschel

    Posted by Mary on Mar 24th 2024

    Father spoke on EWTN and I looked forward to listening to his wisdom. As I read this book, I could hear his old scratchy voice. I wish I could buy this book for everyone to read. I recommend it especially for all those who have a grudge about the Catholic faith. It's enlightening and comforting about this life of faith. May dear old father rest in peace.

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