Glorious Ruin Released Today
Today is an exciting day. Tullian’s fifth book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, is being released.
We have a small favor to ask: if you are planning to buy the book, would you consider buying from Amazon today, Monday October 1 before 5pm? In fact, Amazon is offering it so cheap, you could buy two for the price that you could get one at your local bookstore. The reason it’s important to buy the book on that day from Amazon is because when that many books are purchased on the same day within a certain timeframe, Amazon takes notice and starts promoting it from within.
It is true that between the “already” and the “not yet” suffering is the inescapable, universal human experience. But when you suffer you don’t just suffer what you are suffering, you suffer the way you are suffering. It is here that my friend, Tullian, makes his greatest contribution. In exposing our tendency to greet our suffering with self-righteous legalism and denial, he leaves us in our moment of pain with only one place to run, hide and rest. No, we are not counseled here to run to the hope that we will increasingly learn suffering’s lessons and suffer more nobly. Rather, we are faced with the mess that we all are and we are again and again reminded of the grace of the Savior who perfectly suffered on our behalf. It is this grace alone that frees us from the burden of suffering being the place where we are called to prove our faith to ourselves, to others and to God and allows us in doubt, anger, fear and dismay to run into the arms of our tender, patient, kind and gracious Suffering Savior.
Paul Tripp, Counselor and author of What Did You Expect?
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