Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah

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Settle into Jeremiah's narrative with Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing and see how Jeremiah finds hope and joy despite numerous tragedies.
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Take a moment and think about your life. What personal trials, disasters, or setbacks have you had to overcome? Were there moments you thought you couldn't possibly persevere through? God gives an example of someone in a similar situation: the prophet Jeremiah. The Book of Jeremiah is quite possibly the best against-all-odds story ever written and can help you see how to overcome your sorrows. 

Settle into Jeremiah's narrative with Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing and see how Jeremiah finds hope and joy despite numerous tragedies. You'll see how through God's Word, Hope, Trust, Faith, and more, you can get through anything. 

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We've all dealt with tragedies in our lives. Dr. Lessing's tour of the Book of Jeremiah shows us how to do this in the most constructive manner: by pointing us to Jeremiah's reliance on God and the prophet's words that point us to the real "man of sorrows"—Jesus. Lessing skillfully guides his readers through the longest of the Old Testament's prophetic books while also demonstrating its continuing message for Christians who are seeking comfort in the midst of life's griefs and heartbreaks 

—Dr. Andrew E. Steinmann, Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew, Concordia Univeristy Chicago

Known as an exegete, pastor, speaker, and professor par excellence, Reed Lessing uses the weeping prophet as a "God-given example [for us] of how to overcome life's massive setbacks" in an engaging and personally applicable manner. Lessing searches the life of a prophet "obsessed with God's Word" in the hope that the reader will be similarly obsessed and, through the answer, Jesus Christ, overcome life's traumas and know the One who gives "a future and a hope."

—Rev. Dr. Brian L. Friedrich, President, Concordia University, St. Paul

About the Author

Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing serves as a professor of theology and ministry at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the university's director for the Center of Biblical Studies. Reed has authored books in the Concordia Commentary series that include Isaiah 40–55Isaiah 56–66, AmosJonah, and Zecharaiah. He is also the coauthor of Prepare the Way of the Lord: An Introduction to the Old Testament

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Books of BibleJeremiah
Section of BibleOld Testament, Prophetic Books
Biblical PeopleJeremiah
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