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Anyone who has known Fr. Benedict Groeschel over his very long and fruitful pastoral career knows he has been a wise and compassionate guide. As a dedicated priest who is also a trained psychologist—a friend in a special way to the poor and troubled—Fr. Benedict has guided countless souls through some of the most difficult trials of life.
My book recommendation at this time is Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense. I will let the man speak for himself…
“This book is not an answer but a guide to those in darkness. It is about going on in spite of darkness, about survival, and about using the unavoidable dark times of life to grow. The solution, not the answer, that I will try to enunciate is found in the gospel and in the lives of great saints, heroes and heroines, and in the lives of very brave ordinary people whom we have all known. As we shall see, the Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the Cross of Christ. In these reflections I have tried to recall some of the most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of the Church, and so on. The consideration of each of these painful experiences offers opportunities for us to examine them in the light of our faith in Christ. What is more important, we will be able to learn from the experience of others how they have learned to rise from darkness by the strength of faith and hope.”
—Fr. Benedict Groeschel, excerpt from Arise from Darkness
Arise from Darkness is also available in an e-book and audio download
Roxanne Mei Lum has been the Art Director of Ignatius Press for over twenty-six years. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and hiking around.
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