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Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives, by Robert A. Krieg

Chapter Four: Suffering: Threats to God’s Gift


July 1, 2013

“Mack, just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn’t mean that my using something means that I caused it or that I need it to accomplish my purposes. That will only lead you to false notions about me. Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.”
—William P. Young, The Shack, page 185. Los Angeles: Windblown Media, 2007.

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