WHEN TROUBLE COMES by James E. Sellers

WHEN TROUBLE COMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The assistant dean of the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University, Dr. James E. Sellers, addresses himself to man's age-old problems of sin, suffering and death. Since he took degrees in electrical engineering and journalism before he turned to theology he is able to write about these hard questions of everyman's life in a way which commands attention and respect from all sorts and conditions of men. He is concerned about physical evil, which threatens man's life in nature, and moral evil, that suffering which is of man rather than nature, and is made in men's hearts. Both kinds are built into man's life, and cannot be escaped. But the Christian may face them both resolutely, and deal with them constructively. ""With God's help"", he writes, ""we can oppose physical evil with our brains and other talents, and we may oppose moral evil with our resolve to turn toward God, knowing that in all things he has the assured, final victory."" Here the reader will not so much find that which is new, but he may well find renewed courage to face every trial and tribulation life can bring. It will make an excellent book for Lenten reading for all Protestant Christians who may need some assurance that the Christian way of life is the way of final victory. For study groups there are helpful questions after each chapter.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1960
Publisher: Abingdon Press