Pemberton releases sequel to "Hurting with God"Posted February 12, 2014
ACU professor of Old Testament Glenn Pemberton shares his wisdom and scholarly analysis of the Psalms in his new book, "After Lament: Psalms for Learning to Trust Again."
"After Lament" follows "Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms," released by ACU Press in 2012. In both books, the Old Testament scholar blends academic research with his personal story. Pemberton relays the difficult questions he has tackled in his own spiritual journey. His chief question is this: How do you live with severe chronic pain while in relationship with a God who could heal you, but doesn't?
"I never expected to write a second volume after 'Hurting with God' until I received so many questions," says Pemberton. "What do we do after lament? I kept hearing that question, and I began thinking about it for myself."
"In After Lament [Pemberton] guides us through a move beyond lament to hope, praise, and thanksgiving," says Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, and author of An Introduction to the Old Testament. "The perceptiveness of his interpretive skill is made deeply through his own life of loss and renewed buoyancy. Readers will find a faithful, strong companion in Pemberton in the move into and out of lament, all in an act of profound faith."
Pemberton expects to add a third book to complete the cycle. Currently, he teaches Old Testament at ACU, including a popular undergraduate course on Israel's wisdom and devotional literature. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver's Iliff School of Theology, and has published various essays on Proverbs. He is the author of Hurting with God and When God Calls: Will You Trust Me Now?