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The Thorn and the Rose: A Journey from Suffering to Love
Compiled by Anthony Williams
Published by Archive Publications, $19.50

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"Fresh, different, and very wise. A rare delight, uncompromising and courageous, continuing an ancient tradition of transforming suffering into deliverance."
The Book Reader, Fall 2002

"...highly recommended as an excellent source of wise quotes describing the journey from suffering to spiritual peace."
Christian New Age Quarterly, October 2003

"A new challenge to understanding an old theme. Any book that can do this is worth spending quality time with."
Fellowship Forum, September 2000

The Thorn and the Rose: A Journey from Suffering to Love is for anyone who needs to learn how to deal with present suffering or who wants to know how others have viewed the role of suffering in human life. It includes nearly 1000 selections from over 300 authors, and presents advice that combines a down-to-earth commonsense approach to life with a sometimes surprising and often profound understanding about the nature and true meaning of suffering.
The authors quoted here have faced pain, tragedy and loss. But instead of becoming embittered and resentful, they have found another path through their sufferings that has changed their understanding of themselves and deepened their relationship to their fellow men and the world.
This work is a serious and heartfelt collection that takes us on a distinct journey, beginning with the re-education and regeneration of our understanding of the purposes behind suffering. This leads to the core of the book, the chapter on how we can deal with suffering in practice. And the final sections show how this practice can result in a greater love and fellowship for others and a transformation of the spirit.

Published by Archive Publications. Hardcover, 255 pages, ISBN 0967771803, $19.505.

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A Selection of Quotations From the Book
About the Author
Contents and Index




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