Manual for Suffering

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If God is so good and so powerful, why is there suffering in our world? Why do good people suffer so much? How can we find value and meaning in the midst of the fallenness of the world?

These questions—and many others—call for answers. The responses will determine our worldview and way of life. In the Manual for Suffering, the revealed, time-tested, and holistic answer from the depths of the Catholic faith is presented in all its beauty and power.

This manual will also provide spiritual aids to navigate and bear with hope and trust the suffering we encounter in our fallen world.

The first part lays out the biblical and theological foundations for suffering and the world’s fallenness, while the second offers aids for those who suffer, including passages and excerpts from: 

  • Scriptural texts; 
  • magisterial teachings; 
  • the writings of the saints; 
  • and traditional Catholic prayers and devotionals. 

The purpose of this manual is to help those who suffer find the meaning, purpose, and value of suffering with and in Jesus Christ. It is intended for personal use and private reflection, and to share with those we love who need a guide and companion as they walk along the via crucis, the path of the Cross.

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD
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16 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by susan on Nov 28th 2023

    This book is so good for everyone because we all suffer in this life on earth. I found it inspiring anf comforting in so many ways. You will not be disappointed with this purchase and it belongs in your spiritual reading. I ALSO PURCHASED MORE FOR GIFTS.

  • 5
    Growing Up

    Posted by Mariann on Nov 19th 2023

    I'm only 14 or so pages in, and I feel as though this little manual is teaching me more about suffering than I've ever learned! Highly recommend for those who are ready to grow up in their suffering! Blessings!

  • 5
    Book is completely as advertised

    Posted by Rita on Nov 8th 2023

    I read a little each day. The opening chapter gives a thorough explanation of the cause of suffering. Redemptive suffering is by far the most important reason to accept whatever suffering we experience.

  • 5
    Great book.. I was surprised...

    Posted by Suffering... on Nov 8th 2023

    It contains powerful ideas of suffering and sins. ! ! It? has a great many references to remember...

  • 4
    Manual For Suffering

    Posted by Kathy LeBlanc on Nov 6th 2023

    Reading it now and really enjoying it. It is making me think about how I view suffering.

  • 5
    Manuel for suffering

    Posted by Blanca Medina on Oct 31st 2023

    Love your books! Have brought me closer to God and feel more at peace.

  • 5

    Posted by Ben on Oct 21st 2023

    Great book better than expected so far

  • 5
    Manual for Suffering

    Posted by zachary b. on Sep 5th 2022

    This is definitely what you are looking for.

  • 5
    Top qualityî giving as gift!

    Posted by Patsy B. on Aug 22nd 2022

    Top qualityî giving as gift!