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Glimmers of Grace: A Doctor's Reflections on Faith, Suffering, and the Goodness of God PB

Glimmers of Grace: A Doctor's Reflections on Faith, Suffering, and the Goodness of God PB

By: Kathryn Butler

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Publisher Crossway
Year 2021
ISBN 9781433570483

Glimpses of God’s Grace in the Hospital Room

If you’ve ever spent time in a hospital, you know that it can be a place of struggles and hardships. These hardships aren’t limited to physical problems; often when our bodies are in pain, our spiritual lives can suffer too.

Former trauma surgeon Dr. Kathryn Butler experienced this firsthand as she walked alongside patients, colleagues, and friends through various illnesses and aching loss. In Glimmers of Grace, Butler draws from this experience to guide believers through the deep questions of God’s trustworthiness in the midst of suffering. Blending memoir and devotional reflections, Butler interweaves her own stories of grace with narratives from Scripture to reveal how God’s steadfast love endures even in times of great affliction.


Kathryn Butler, MD

Kathryn Butler (MD, Columbia University) trained in surgery and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she then joined the faculty. She left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children, and now writes regularly for and the Gospel Coalition on topics such as faith, medicine, and shepherding kids in the gospel.


Table of Contents

Part 1: Wandering in the Wilderness
Chapter 1: I Will Declare Your Greatness
Chapter 2: I Will Remember Your Wonders
Chapter 3: Wonderfully Made

Part 2: I Am Your God: Finding Solace in Who God Is
Chapter 4: The Lord Will Provide
Chapter 5: Our Father in Heaven
Chapter 6: Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone
Chapter 7: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
Chapter 8: My Grace Is Sufficient
Chapter 9: A Gracious God and Merciful
Chapter 10: Life and Breath
Chapter 11: Great Is Your Faithfulness

Part 3: By Grace You Have Been Saved: Remembering What God Has Done
Chapter 12: Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Chapter 13: By His Wounds
Chapter 14: Wait for the Lord
Chapter 15: God Shows His Love for Us
Chapter 16: This Is My Blood
Chapter 17: Called Out of the Darkness
Chapter 18: Living Water 
Chapter 19: I Will Give You Rest
Chapter 20: I Will Be with You



“Being a physician and caring for critically ill patients is not always fun, but it challenges our basic life assumptions and stretches us to be fuller persons. Reading Glimmers of Grace will teach you some medicine, but even more, it will model how to reflect on the difficulties of life by meditating on Scripture. In beautiful, almost poetic prose, Dr. Butler shares her thoughts on life in the hospital—its struggles, tragedies, and victories. Read this book slowly and pray that God will use it to transform you, helping you see your own challenges in light of Scripture. He will!”
John Dunlop, MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Yale School of Medicine; author, Finishing Well to the Glory of God

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