When Life Hurts: How to See Through Suffering


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By Pastor Mike Novotny with bonus Bible study by Dr. Bruce Becker

If you’re hurting, you know how hard it is to see your way forward. Suffering has a way of clouding your vision. It can make you feel isolated, forgotten, confused, aimless, and even hopeless.

How do you navigate the heartache in your life when you can’t control it or make sense of it?

That’s the question Pastor Mike Novotny answers in When Life Hurts. This real and sometimes raw journey through the book of Job tackles the tough questions about how pain affects your life and what to do when it does.

Complete with study questions at the end of each chapter, this book offers more than insight; it offers a guide to help you navigate your suffering in a way that honors God and anchors you in his love.

Whether you’re facing sickness, death, struggles in your marriage, loss in your career, or any other heartache, this encouraging book can help lift you out of the fog and lead you forward with hope.

Book Cover Type: Paperback
Pages: 148
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5"

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

This season has carried a lot of sadness and loss. When Life Hurts was a true “page turner” when seeking answers of why bad things happen. It gave me reassurance, built my faith and provides solid Biblical teaching. Highly recommend for anyone in a time of grief or even just as a preparation for such times!

Gwen Y Smith
Read it now!

I read almost the entire book on a plane ride to my grandfather's funeral.There were so many good reminders for me as I struggled with my grief. I vowed while reading it that I would reread it with my two teen boys and my niece. I want them to remember this book when life hurts.

So thankful the book was a source of comfort during your difficult time! Thank you for sharing, Gwen, and God's blessings!

Gail Potratz

“In this life you will have troubles.”
Whether you are in the midst of those troubles or preparing yourself for when they come, this book takes the Word and makes it so real and encouraging. Definitely good for faith building and comfort.

Thank you for sharing, Gail!

Dan Schoeffel
Great help for faith eroding life moments

This book is an easy read. It is packed full of good advice and biblical encouragement on how to get to the moments in life or help others do the same. I would recommend this to everyone.

Thanks so much for reviewing, Dan!

Ellen Stelter
Practical Book on Life's Hurts

Thank you for this book. It came at just the right moment as a beloved young man died in our congregation. I liked the practical suggestions on where to go in the Bible for help and what to say to a grieving family.

Thank you for sharing, Ellen. Thankful it has been a helpful resource during such a difficult time. <3