“Senkbeil has given us a timeless book, born out of years of pastoral ministry, ready to speak a word of comfort to every valley we may walk in one day.”
“Hal Senkbeil has stared the problem of suffering in the face and hewn from the pages of the divine Scriptures, the sweetest cross-filled consolations.”
“The ‘Great Exchange’—my rags for Christ’s righteousness—is not just a doctrine. Nor is it just an experience in the past. It’s the objective truth. And Harold Senkbeil doesn’t just tell us this truth again, but applies the salve to our anxious hearts. This book is a gem!”
“This is a book to read and to read again whenever we need it, a book to give away to people who are hurting. This book will be a classic.”
“The Christian tradition has many trustworthy guides for difficult times, and I'm glad to commend Christ and Calamity as another that will serve God's people as we endure this calamity, or that one, or the inevitable ones to come.”
Harold L. Senkbeil is executive director of Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care
He is the author of the award-winning book The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership.