Being There

How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

Dave Furman

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Everyone has friends or family who suffer from sickness, disability, depression, or the death of a loved one.Oftentimes, the people who love the hurting also struggle in their own unique ways. They tend to suffer in silence and without much support from others. Writing from the unique perspective of one who needs extra help on a daily basis, Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others. Furman draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others. Deeply personal and powerfully pastoral, this book points readers to the strength that only God can provide as they love those who are hurting. Afterword written by Gloria Furman, the author's wife.
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  • 5
    Brilliantly helpful

    Posted by Beth Calder on 24th Jan 2017

    This book begins with a striking and beautiful reminder of the gospel in chapter 2. This chapter alone is worth buying the book for: it will refresh you with how wonderful Jesus is, and will remind the struggling friend and caregiver of the incredible sacrifice that has already been made on their behalf. Every care we show, says Dave, should flow from a close walk with Christ, and a deepening understanding of the gospel. Dave's pastoral tone makes this book a warm and comforting read. He himself knows what it is to be incapacitated and to need caring for, which makes his words even more poignant. If you're wondering how on earth to care for your struggling friend, or if you're weary in the battle of continuously caring for a loved one, then this book can offer a lot of help. Both practically and spiritually, it is a wonderful resource. Thanks to Dave for equipping the church with this book.