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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (225 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes Narrator: Joni Eareckson Tada Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310261278
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If God is loving, why is there suffering? What’s the difference between permitting something and ordaining it? When bad things happen, who’s behind them--God or the devil? When suffering touches our lives, questions like these suddenly demand an answer. From our perspective, suffering doesn’t make sense, especially when we believe in a loving and just God. After more than thirty years in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada’s intimate experience with suffering gives her a special understanding of God’s intentions for us in our pain. In When God Weeps, she and lifelong friend Steven Estes probe beyond glib answers that fail us in our time of deepest need. Instead, with firmness and compassion, they reveal a God big enough to understand our suffering, wise enough to allow it—and powerful enough to use it for a greater good than we can ever imagine. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Trouble has a way of damaging our perception of and appreciate for God. But never again—not after reading this book.” 

    Dr. Joseph Stowell

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/19/2014

    " Such an incredible book- a must read for every Christian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefani S. | 12/24/2013

    " This is a wonderful book which delves deeply into suffering and what it means to us and to GOD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly Buck | 12/17/2013

    " An absolute "must read" for anyone experiencing loss or suffering. Very deep and written to draw you in and not let go until the last line is read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vaughn | 12/13/2013

    " One of the most Biblically solid books written concerning the question of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Won Ho Kim | 11/13/2013

    " One of the best Christian inspiration books I've ever read. Probably the best book on Christian suffering that I've read. An emotionally stirring and theologically sound book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Lewis | 11/5/2013

    " The defining book on suffering. I've read several on this topic and this one far exceeds them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanna | 7/10/2013

    " This is a heart-wrenching book; you will be forced to evaluate your beliefs about your pain, God's plans, and think about how He hurts with you. Excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/6/2013

    " one of the most incredible books i have ever read!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaDonna | 3/20/2013

    " This book is thought provoking and humbling. It doesn't pretend to have all the answers to why we suffer. But it does explore the nature of God, the nature of man and the love between. The stories Joni tells, including her own, challenge that love and ask hard questions. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/15/2013

    " So far.... wow.... I've only read a few pages here and there throughout the book but it is EXCELLENT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 8/4/2012

    " This is a great book on suffering. Earekson-Tada has a great message for those who are suffering. The book also tells how to recognize God's sovereign will in suffering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen Burrow | 6/22/2012

    " Read it a while ago, but love what I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/22/2012

    " Are you going through a difficult time--especially related to illness, or is someone you love doing this? Hard to understand why? Read this book. It is a great point of view of suffering. It is one I would read again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/15/2012

    " Learning that true Christianity brings suffering. Christ suffered and so will we, but God will be with us through it all. I've never felt that more than I do now when things are at an all time low. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/16/2011

    " Suffering builds a relationship with the one who has suffered for U. Great stories and insight to scriptures about suffering and healing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/29/2010

    " Learning that true Christianity brings suffering. Christ suffered and so will we, but God will be with us through it all. I've never felt that more than I do now when things are at an all time low. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 2/5/2010

    " An absolute "must read" for anyone experiencing loss or suffering. Very deep and written to draw you in and not let go until the last line is read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 6/12/2009

    " Read it a while ago, but love what I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 5/3/2009

    " Such an incredible book- a must read for every Christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 4/23/2009

    " she just about covers the topic and does a good job of it.

    second reading. catching more very excellent phrasings of God weeps when humans suffer. it's a case of "the more you understand, the more you can see" amazing and accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanna | 1/23/2009

    " This is a heart-wrenching book; you will be forced to evaluate your beliefs about your pain, God's plans, and think about how He hurts with you. Excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 12/30/2008

    " So far.... wow.... I've only read a few pages here and there throughout the book but it is EXCELLENT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 5/16/2008

    " This is a great book on suffering. Earekson-Tada has a great message for those who are suffering. The book also tells how to recognize God's sovereign will in suffering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Won Ho | 11/14/2007

    " One of the best Christian inspiration books I've ever read. Probably the best book on Christian suffering that I've read. An emotionally stirring and theologically sound book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaDonna | 7/10/2007

    " This book is thought provoking and humbling. It doesn't pretend to have all the answers to why we suffer. But it does explore the nature of God, the nature of man and the love between. The stories Joni tells, including her own, challenge that love and ask hard questions. I highly recommend it. "

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About the Author
Author Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to special needs families worldwide, and equips thousands of churches in developing disability ministry. Tada is the author of numerous bestselling books, including When God Weeps, Diamonds in the Dust, A Lifetime of Wisdom, and A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award.