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Jerry Bridges

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T<CHANGE ME>he existence and purpose of pain and suffering have long been disputed topics. Does God have purpose behind them? Can they be used to bring about any good? Or are they just a proof against the existence of God Himself?

Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.

<CHANGEME>The purpose of the Main Idea is two-fold:

To help the reader understand the author’s thought process.

Ending on the book’s overall unique contribution with then naturally bring the readers to the next section: the Five Key Insights.

5 Key Insights

The Gospel on the Ground

<Change me>THESIS: One sentence that clearly captures the idea or argument.

<Change me> KEY QUOTE: “One quote that embodies the argument for this key insight. The rest of this insight will serve to unpack this quote. To respect authors and publishers, please keep this quote’s word count at a maximum of 100 words. Please bear in mind that this quote does NOT count toward this section’s minimum word count of 500 words.” (p. 50)

<Change me> The purpose of these 5 key insights is to give readers access to the book’s 5 most helpful, thought-provoking, perspective-shaping ideas that readers can use to:

Help themselves…

  • Grow in knowledge and awareness of truth
  • Remember and be encouraged by life-giving truths
  • Implement truth in their lives, families, and ministries.

Help others…

  • Through more discerning, insight-filled Conversations
  • Through more effective, insight-filled Preaching
  • Through more stimulating, insight-filled Discussions

…among countless other ways leaders will use these five insights for their ministries. To that end, we at Accelerate are tasked with identifying these five concepts and — using our own words — explaining them “on a 5th-grade level”, as one user requested.

Which 5 Key Insights?

Understandably, it is incredibly difficult to narrow a book down to five key insights — and we realize that it only gets harder the longer, a more truth-filled a book is. However, our ability to consistently, skillfully identify these 5 move valuable ideas is what makes Accelerate unique.

When the Lord is Most Glorified

Thesis 2

<Key Quote 2>

Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.

When God Is Most Glorified

Thesis 3

Key Quote 3

Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.

God is Good all the Time

<Change Me> Thesis 2

<Key Quote 2>

Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.

God is Sovereign

<Change Me> Thesis 5

<Key Quote 5>

<Change Me> Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.

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<CHANGE ME>The existence and purpose of pain and suffering have long been disputed topics. Does God have purpose behind them? Can they be used to bring about any good? Or are they just a proof against the existence of God Himself?

Using historical analysis, philosophical propositions, biblical wisdom, and personal stories, Timothy Keller shows the meaning and reason behind suffering.

The practical advice given will help any reader, but will be especially beneficial for those who have questions specifically related to their own suffering or who are trying to help someone else walk through suffering. Also, ministers would do well to make this book a part of their library.