For all who are afflicted with a 'thorn in the flesh', whatever it may be. Now re-issued with a striking new cover design.
In 2 Corinthians 12: 7 Paul makes the extraordinary admission that he was given a 'thorn in the flesh'. Although we can never be sure what that torment was, many of us will know what it feels like to have a thorn in the flesh, a painful problem which does not seem to go away.
In this book R T Kendall explains what a thorn in the flesh is, why we have it, and what we should understand by it. Looking with compassion at the kinds of acute situation in which we may find ourselves - an unhappy marriage, difficult working conditions, loneliness, sexual misgivings or chronic illness, for example - he shows how the grace of God is sufficient for us whatever our thorn, and how it can lead us into unimaginable intimacy with Jesus.