Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Award-winning writer Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience Gods presence in the midst of grief and suffering. This well-written volume is engaging reading for clergy, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and all who must find the courage and faith to support individuals and families in times of suffering and grief.
Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University and Writer-in-Residence at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He is a lay preacher and the author of numerous books, including The Gospel according to Hollywood and Holy Superheroes! Revised and Expanded Edition: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film both from Westminster John Knox Press, as well as the Pulitzer-nominated novel Free Bird. He is also coeditor with Jim Wallis, Lauren Winner, and Brian McLaren of the new series of Bible translation titled The Voice.