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  • ISBN 1581347944
  • ISBN13 978-1581347944
  • Language English Spanish
  • Author Leslie Montgomery
  • Publisher Crossway Books (September 1, 2006)
  • Pages 144
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  • Category Bibles
  • Subcategory Theology
  • Size ePub 1205 kb
  • Size Fb2 1784 kb
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Every one of us has a "Gethsemane," a place and time in our lives when we face sorrow on the deepest level. To help us understand the relationship and interaction between human suffering and God's power and love, author Leslie Montgomery looks at the details of Jesus' example of suffering. Redemptive Suffering will help all believers learn to deal with suffering so they can experience the growth and learning that come with it.


141 pages : 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references (page 139).

141 pages : 22 cm. The psychology of sorrow - Unlocking the garden gate - Location, location, location - The calm before the storm - Suffering and salvation - Sorrow to the point of death - Sleeping through the pain - God's will in the garden - Betrayed with a kiss - Retaliation in the garden -. The fulfillment of a promise.

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Redemptive Suffering: Lessons Learned from the Garden of Gethsemane. Written by Leslie Montgomery. Every one of us has a "Gethsemane," a place and time in our lives when we face sorrow on the deepest level. Narrated by Leslie Montgomery. To help us understand the relationship and interaction between human suffering and God's power and love, author Leslie Montgomery looks at the details of Jesus' example of suffering

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JoJogar
Leslie Montgomery is no stranger to suffering. Not only does she counsel others through their trials as member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, her life is marked by several difficult trials of her own. Redemptive Suffering: Lessons Learned from the Garden of Gethsemane is a book birthed from Montgomery's own intense suffering. Montgomery's desire is to help the reader meet Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, see His suffering, examine the decisions He made in the garden, and observe how Jesus rejoiced in his suffering. With Jesus and his disciples as examples, Montgomery seeks to illustrate how believers can be strengthened in their own gardens of Gethsemane.

Montgomery begins by explaining how all people suffer and process grief differently. However, because Jesus has experienced suffering just as we have, all can look to Jesus as an example and as a friend who understands our own particular suffering. Not only is He our example, Montgomery shares that Jesus is also our necessity when we are suffering.

Using the geography of Jerusalem, the surrounding area, and other important biblical locations, Montgomery illustrates the importance of the choices we make during a time of suffering. Choices such as whether we walk alone or with a companion, whether we choose the easy road of self-protection or the more difficult road that leads straight to suffering. "Let me assure you that you stand at a crucial crossroads in your healing in the midst of difficult circumstances, and your choice will inevitably determine your outcome." Montgomery opens herself up, sharing various details of her lowest moments, like her attempted suicide, the tough questions with which she wrestled, and how she learned that faith, hope and a strong spiritual vision are important to living well.

She ends with a heartfelt conclusion for believers to expect suffering, to prepare for suffering through memorizing God's word and prayer, and to enjoy those times when life is free of suffering.

About midway to the end, Montgomery begins to sound more like a self-help and name-it-and-claim-it philosopher. Her encouragements to realize the wonderful purpose that God has for our lives ring rather hollow. Thankfully, she does not dwell here for long. She moves on to the spiritual aspects of our suffering. More specifically, she believes that "the believer is at war." Like Judas, who betrayed Jesus and was possessed by the devil, those closest to us can be used by Satan to cause our suffering. Because of this, Montgomery explains how believers must learn how to put on the armor of God and prepare for battle against our enemy. This chapter disappointed me. Montgomery ignores God's sovereignty over the devil and places too much emphasis on an individual's faith and ability to utilize "the power of Jesus at our hand".

Another troubling aspect of her instruction regarding "warfare" is her use of prayer. She writes, "When we pray, God makes us alert to what is happening around us. When we pray, the Spirit of God teaches us, leads us, and reveals to us the strategies of the enemy." She does not give great mention to prayer as a means of grace, but as a tool for our own use for gaining insight. She does not make much of the grace of God available to us in our suffering. Furthermore, she never delves into the purposes of God behind our suffering, she makes no mention of His hand governing all things in the lives of His children, even our suffering, and working them for our good.

Her treatment of forgiveness is weak as well. Her writing lacks the punch of rejoicing in the victory that is forgiveness. Rather than fully trusting God to make all things right and good, she differentiates between the spiritual aspects of forgiveness and our actions that demonstrate that forgiveness. She says that we can forgive from the heart and still seek damages and reparations from our foes through whatever civil means are available. This flies in the face of Paul's teaching in 1 Corinthians.

Leslie Montgomery makes some good points in Redemptive Suffering. Her story is interesting and she has an obvious passion for helping people. Montgomery describes suffering quite well. However, there are extra-biblical aspects to her encouragements in dealing with suffering that would prevent me from recommending this particular book. There are better books for the suffering Christian available.
Shem
I came to Amazon to get a second copy of this book for a friend of mine who is dying of cancer. I was shocked to see the previous review. This book really encouraged me in my walk with God. The authors ability to be so honest and vulnerable was like a fresh breeze and I can see why she's a successful writer. In a world where we are encouraged to paint on a smile and pretend like we have it all together it's refreshing to see someone break those barriers down. I was also impressed with how rich the book is with symbolism behind Jesus' time in the Garden of Gethsemane and our own suffering. It really provided me with the stepping stones necessary for healing without over "christianizing" it. It made parts of the Bible that are hard to understand simple to grasp. I highly reccomend the book for anyone who is going through a difficult time. I especially like the chapters where the author shares her own stories of heartache (the ones on sucide and the sexual abuse she went through was awesome) and how God intervened in her life. It gave me hope because I've been suicidal before. She says that "God restores the years eaten away by the locust," and when you read her story and how God has redeemed her life you can't help but believe that to be true. God is awesome!
Gunos
OF ALL OF LESLIE MONTGOMERY'S BOOKS, AND I'VE LIKED THEM ALL, THIS ONE IS MY FAR MY FAVORITE.SUCH INSIGHT, KNOWLEDGE AND COMFORT. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY CHRISTIAN LIBRARY!
A GREAT GIFT FOR ANY WHO HAVE SUFFERED, AS WE ALL HAVE AT SOMETIME IN OUR LIVES. LOOKING FORWARD TO OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.