From the September/October, 2018 issue of Touchstone
Solace in the Shadows by Charles Strohmer

Review

Solace in the Shadows

Walking Through Twilight: A Wife's Illness—A Philosopher's Lament

by Douglas Groothuis
InterVarsity Press, 2017
(178 pages, $17.00, paperback)

reviewed by Charles Strohmer

"The meaning of history," wrote Abraham Joshua Heschel, "is to be a sanctuary in time." With that subtle insight, the noted twentieth-century rabbi drew attention to the paradoxical standing of human presence in the world. By our individual acts we can either increase the misery, suffering, and pain of others or contribute to their relief, healing, and well . . .


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