None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we’ve been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over it"? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?
If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and relationships inflict, our pain will be wasted; it will numb us or destroy us. But suffering doesn’t have to mangle our hearts and rob us of joy. It can, instead, lead us to life–if we know the path to healing.
Healing is not the resolution of our past; it is the use of our past to draw us into deeper relationship with God and his purposes for our lives. If you’re ready to shape a future characterized by love, service, and joy, now is the time to step out onto The Healing Path.
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D., is the President of Mars Hill Graduate School, in Seattle, Washington. He taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years, then was a professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical… More about Dan B. Allender
Paperback | $15.99
Published by WaterBrook Sep 26, 2000| 272 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9781578563913
“Powerful truths which heal the heart are not always easy to grasp, especially when you’re hurting. But Dan Allender writes with such skill and expertise that you find yourself well down the path toward healing before you’re even halfway through the book. Reliable and readable. That’s The Healing Path.” -Joni Eareckson Tada, author and artist