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Book: Polishing God's Monuments: A story of severe ME and the Christian response to suffering

Discussion in 'Spirituality and ME/CFS' started by Countrygirl, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    One of our long-term members here has sent me a copy of the first chapter of his father-in-law's book called Polishing God's Monuments: Pillars of Hope For Punishing Tmes. It relates the story of his daughter's devastating ME and MCS and tackles the thorny question of suffering from a Christian perspective.

    The author is Pastor Jim Andrew's who combines biographical material of his daughter Julie and his son-in-law Paul, both of whom have ME since 1987, with Christian responses based on biblical sources that relate to the question of suffering and pain. The book's purpose , explains his son-in-law, is to show the power of God's Word to sustain those who are living under tremendous pain and suffering.

    This is a description of the book written by Tim Callies.

    https://www.challies.com/book-reviews/polishing-gods-monuments/

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/097675827X/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

    Used copies can be purchased quite economically from Amazon.

    http://thepurposeofpain.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/polishing-gods-monuments.html

    A new third edition is now available.
     
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    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    I have just been reading chapter two of this book and I must say I am very impressed with the description of Julie's illness, which includes, as for so many of us, MCS. It is one of the best descriptions of the illness I have read, one that is suitable to give to someone who has no insight into the disease or even, like so many, do not believe it exists or believes it is just chronic fatigue.

    This is one book I shall give to a few people who need some education in the disease.

    I hope the author will be be happy with this as I am just going to copy a short extract from chapter two here for you to read:

    The book's third edition is soon to be available from jimandrewsbooks.com for $7.99
     
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