The Other Side of Suffering
Insights into the book of James
It has become customary to ask the question: Why do bad things happen to good people? The epistle of James turns this question on its head, asking instead: How will you respond when bad things happen to you? In this immensely practical letter to the earliest Christians, the respected apostle encourages his listeners to take a different view of suffering - to see it, in fact, as an opportunity to grow into the people God is calling us to be.
Charme Robarts is Involvement Minister at Skillman Avenue Church of Christ in Dallas, TX.