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The Gift of Pain

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Frederick Marks puts pain in its place. Few readers will come away from this series of meditations without feeling lighter and more optimistic in the face of life’s challenges.

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Key Features

  • Written by Catholic apologist Frederick Marks
  • Offers spiritual wisdom for facing life’s challenges


  • Mary the Model
  • Appearance and Reality
  • Pain as a Sharpener
  • Great Disappointments
  • The Great Transformer
  • The Snowstorm of Life
  • The Guiding Hand

Product Details

  • Title: The Gift of Pain
  • Author: Frederick W. Marks
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 94
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Practical Life

About the Authors

Frederick W. Marks III is an American historian and Catholic apologist. As a scholar, he has written and taught extensively on American diplomatic history. As a proponent of Roman Catholicism, he has written dozens of articles and tracts, and spoken extensively in public. Marks attended Loyola High School in New York City, attained his BA from Holy Cross College in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1968. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1967–1968, at Purdue University from 1968–1973, and at St. John’s University from 1974–1979.