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On Getting Out of Bed: The Burden and Gift of Living (Hardcover)

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Christianity Today Award of Merit

Meditations on Why Life is Worth Living

We aren't always honest about how difficult normal human life is.

For the majority of people, sorrow, despair, anxiety, and mental illness are everyday experiences. While we have made tremendous advancements in therapy and psychiatry, the burden of living still comes down to mundane choices that we each must make--like the daily choice to get out of bed.

In these pages, you'll find

  • Alan Noble's deeply personal yet universally relatable consideration of the unique burden of everyday life,
  • Insight that offers hope and challenge without minimizing the reality of ordinary suffering, grief, and mental illness, and
  • Noble's ultimate conclusion that the choice to carry on amid great suffering--to simply get out of bed--is itself a powerful witness to the goodness of life, and of God.

About the Author

Alan Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He has written for the Atlantic, Vox, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and First Things. He is also the author of Disruptive Witness and You Are Not Your Own.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781514004432
ISBN-10: 1514004437
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 120
Language: English