Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

By Mark Vroegop, Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada

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Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

By Mark Vroegop, Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada

Where do you turn when the dark clouds of pain, suffering, and loss roll into your life? In a broken world, difficult trials can lead quickly to discouragement and despair—even for Christians. But the Bible sets forth an oft-neglected practice for dealing with such trials: lament. To lament is to turn to God in honest, desperate prayer, giving voice to the reality of our emotions—as intense and tumultuous as they may be. Ultimately, lament is an expression of faith in the God who hears our cries and responds with mercy and grace. Drawing on examples from the Bible and his own story of loss, pastor Mark Vroegop walks through steps of lament (Turn, Complain, Ask, and Trust) to show what lament is, why it is important, and how to enter into it—helping readers learn to live between the poles of God's goodness and the pain of a hard life.


Author:

Mark Vroegop (MDiv, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a conference speaker, a council member with the Gospel Coalition, a trustee of Cedarville University, and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy. Mark blogs at markvroegop.com.


Specifications:

Title: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy
Subtitle: Discovering the Grace of Lament
Published: March 31, 2019
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6148-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6148-1
Category: Christian Living
Retail Price: $15.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Page Count: 224