When I read a book subtitled Moving Beyond Despair to Hope, I want to know that the words between the covers are not mere words, but words “become flesh,” words that reflect the author’s lived experience. I’ve known John Wimmer for twenty years, and I can testify that he has lived every word in this moving, important, and well-crafted book about suffering, endurance, and faith. “The peace that passes all understanding” is not an empty promise. Those who read this book will find pathways to that peace, walked and mapped with care for us by a man who knows the way.
—Parker J. Palmer
Author of Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, and Healing the Heart of Democracy

Stewarding our pain is a countercultural concept for many. But John Wimmer teaches us how in this read-in-a-day, live-for-a-lifetime book with gospel power and resurrection hope. Blessed Endurance challenges readers to redeem the despair found in life’s inevitable valleys by embracing God’s gifts of disciplined hope and joy.
—Harold Smith
President and CEO, Christianity Today

Writing with the maturity that only comes from personal experience with suffering, Wimmer does something better than play with the problem of pain; he offers a creative response for living with it.
—Peter W. Marty
Publisher, The Christian Century

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