A Thorn In The Flesh Paperback

Finding strength and hope amid suffering

by Pablo Martinez;

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A Thorn In The Flesh

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What is a 'thorn'? Pablo Martinez knows all too well first-hand. For more than twenty-five years he has suffered with a rare eye disease. Others have experienced traumatic loss, too terrible for words. Pablo meets these people all the time through his work.

Pablo identifies five traits of a thorn. It is; painful; limiting; humiliating; prolonged; something to fight against.

In the New Testament, Paul shared his experience of a thorn (2 Corinthians 12:7 - 10). God chose not to remove it in spite of his pleading.

In the context of our salvation, Jesus suffered more than any person has ever suffered. God's identification with human tragedy is perfectly expressed in the name Emmanuel: God with us.

Humbly and wisely, Pablo guides us beyond the 'why' of suffering to a place of hope.

A Thorn In The Flesh by Pablo Martinez was published by Intervarsity Press in October 2007 and is our 21478th best seller. The ISBN for A Thorn In The Flesh is 9781844741885.

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"Pablo Martinez truly understands the pain that accompanies a thorn in the flesh, and he writes with clarity, conviction and Godly wisdom. If you are looking for a way out of discouragement or even despair connected with an affliction in your own life, this short, but insightful book will open the door toward a new path of hope and practical help. I highly recommend it!" Joni Eareckson Tada

"I am sure 'A Thorn in the Flesh' will provide a very useful resource for those suffering from their own thorns as well as for those aiming to give help and comfort." Fiona Castle

"The apostle Paul was surely deliberately vague when he did not specify the nature of his thorn in my flesh. Was it a physical or psychiatric illness, a recurring temptation, a difficult relationship? Whichever, each of us has our own thorn, and Dr Pablo Martinez is the man to help. He writes not just theologically; not just as an experienced psychiatrist; but as someone who has suffered all his adult life from a thorn that God has not taken away. Pablo brings comfort out of that experience as he points us towards help - towards acceptance, grace, perseverance and hope." Dr Andrew Fergusson, Head of Communications, Christian Medical Fellowship

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Details for A Thorn In The Flesh

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (October 2007)
Number of Pages192
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1100803
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