For those times when you need words of assurance and encouragement.
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The late Alvin N. Rogness was a pastor and seminary president, a popular speaker and the author of many books. When his Book of Comfort was first published in 1979, it won the Book-of-the-Year Award from the Academy of Parish Clergy.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
"You and I are on a road of sharp turns and sudden dips. And there's fog, thick fog. Sometimes boulders block the way. We neglect the map and are lured into detours. Weary, we may want to give up. We cry for comfort.
"There is comfort. Years ago God said, 'Comfort, comfort my people. . . . Speak tenderly Jerusalem, and proclaim to her That her hard service has been completed, That her sin has been paid for, That she has received from the Lord's hand Double for all her sins.'
"God yearns to comfort us---but on God's terms and in God's way. If I call on God, I understand that he may have to stop me in my tracks and turn me around before he can be gentle. God may have to use the scalpel before he can heal my pain.
"In these short chapters I've tried to describe stretches along the road. I've traveled many of them. I'm old enough to have learned a little about them. I'm old enough to have learned a little about them. But I'm no heroic traveler. Many times I've rejected God's comfort and tried to go it alone. Often I've been puzzled about the kind of comfort God seemed to give.
"I have the map, the Word of God, God's wisdom and promises. And I have a Friend who has walked the way before me and who walks with me now. His hand is on me to lead me and to hold me. There is no greater comfort than that." ---from the Preface
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Book Description Augsburg Fortress Pub, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110806616776
Book Description Augsburg Fortress Pub, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0806616776