The purpose of Dealing with Pain and Hardship is very practical—to let Scripture stir people into action. The Bible says that Scripture is living and active. It can profoundly impact our lives if we allow it to. It has impacted my life greatly. I hope that Dealing with Pain and Hardship will encourage all of us to allow Scripture to affect the way we live our lives.
I have sought to keep my presentation simple and non-technical. My brother (an engineer) used to say that if he could not express his ideas in ordinary lay language, then he probably didn’t understand them himself. I have tried to follow that example.