Suffering In 3-D.
Suffering in 3-D is a book to guide and encourage ordinary believers to get practically involved in meaningful relational ministry to all who are suffering.
As Christians, we are not to walk alone in our suffering, or inadvertently force others to deal with personal suffering on their own. The church, as a spiritual hospital, the family of God, and a discipleship culture, is to be one-minded and spiritually passionate about its charge to connect to those who suffer in the midst. It is called to properly deal with the many obstacles to right grace-based relationships with all those who suffer—and ultimately, not just tolerating or enduring sufferers in its midst, but welcoming, pursuing, and embracing them as full members of the body of Christ.
As you work through this book, you will be guided and inspired to engage in a holistic and practical ministry to those who suffer with disease, disability, and disorder.
Who should read this book?
- Preachers, ministers
- Small group leaders
- Aspiring pastors
- Leaders & volunteers in disability ministry
- Lay people
John practices what he writes… He will help you and your church to do the same.
—Edward T. Welch
I cannot overstate the timely importance and helpfulness of this book as the church presses on together in the Biblical Counseling movement. John Kwasny skillfully articulates a 21st century response to human suffering that joins together our compassionate God and the many lives marred by disability, disease, and disorders.
John Kwasny does an excellent job of calling the church to care for some of its most needy and neglected members.
It is a rare blend of compassionate care and biblical wisdom rooted in the gospel, and lived out in the Christlike community of the local church.
Dr. John C. Kwasny is the Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He is also a biblical counselor, an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, and Director of One Story Ministries. He and his wife, Martie, have been married since 1990 and have eight children.