Written by Liuan Huska

Narrated by Caroline McLaughlin

6 hours, 8 minutes

Released 12/8/2020

Christian Living

InterVarsity Press

Unabridged

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SUMMARY

As Liuan Huska went through years of chronic pain, she wondered why God seemed absent and questioned some of the common assumptions about healing. What do we do when our bodies don't work the way they should? What is healing, when one has a chronic illness? Can we still be whole when our bodies suffer? The Christian story speaks to our experiences of pain and illness. In the embodiment of Jesus' life, we see an embrace of the body and all of the discomfort and sufferings of being human. Countering a Gnosticism that pits body against spirit, Huska takes us on a journey of exploring how healing is not an escape from the limits of the body, but becoming whole as souls in bodies and bodies with souls. As chronic pain forces us to pay attention to our bodies' vulnerability, we come to embrace the fullness of our broken yet beautiful bodies. She helps us redefine what it means to find healing and wholeness even in the midst of ongoing pain.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Liuan Huska is a freelance writer who has written for publications such as Church Health Reader, In Touch Magazine, CT Women, Sojourners, and Hyphen Magazine. She lives in West Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and their children.

ABOUT THE NARRATOR

Caroline is a narrator and voice actor who loves to tell a story. With a rasp to her voice, her vocal style can range from engaging and confident to smooth and warm. She enjoys narrating in a variety of genres: Romance,  Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction and Non-Fiction being favorites. With an array of accent including Asian, Irish, and Southern, listeners have praised her ability to skillfully draw you into the story. Born in Taiwan, Caroline speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese. When she is not recording in her home studio, or chasing her beagle Cooper, Caroline can be found working in her vegetable garden or raising orchids, often listening to audiobooks.

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