Book Review of
A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness
Suffering need not be a dark experience…
While illness brings time to think, the natural tendency of our thoughts may not be comforting.
Sickness may end activities we once enjoyed; it will make us dependent upon others; and feelings of pain, or of uselessness, or of anxiety about the future, may be very real. To those who are in sickness the author does not underestimate the strength of those hindrances to comfort.
Far from offering superficial advice, P. B. Power’s position in A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness is that no comfort is obtainable unless there be, first, true knowledge of ourselves and, second, right knowledge of God.
His main aim is to state what this knowledge needs to be, and to show how with faith in God’s character and presence, suffering need not be a dark experience.
My mom gave me this book to read. I spent a long time not reading it, but I am glad I read it. It was rather simple and short, but it does have many good points and reminders and may aid you if you deal with pain. Or help you understand and help a family member or friend dealing with pain.
I read this book several years ago and really enjoyed it. It is a Christian book dealing with pain and chronic illness. I have given this book away to several people dealing with chronic pain and major health issues. It is not a book that everyone would enjoy, but it is a book that many people dealing with sickness could benefit from.