EASING LIFE’S HURTS compassionately encourages readers to choose a biblical perspective toward facing life’s bumps, bruises, and disappointments. While optimistic, it makes no claim that all life’s hurts can be blocked. Unavoidable hits and losses help us grasp our common humanity. Neither can all pains be erased; some of them stay with us as crucial and challenging aspects of our new reality. They shape our souls toward wisdom, kindness, and understanding. As we hurt, we find God lovingly ready to comfort and assist. As He eases our hurts, He also gently pulls us to use what we experience—what we have learned, are learning, and will learn to help ease the hurts of others.