Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2011. Fourth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. x, 242,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Decorative front cover. No dust jacket issued. Signed by the author on the title page. Barry Clayton Black (born November 1, 1948) is the 62nd chaplain of the United States Senate. He began serving as Senate chaplain on June 27, 2003, becoming the first African American and first Seventh-day Adventist to hold the office. Black served for over 27 years in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps, rising to the rank of rear admiral (upper half) and ending his career as the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy. He retired from the Navy on August 15, 2003. Black is an alumnus of Oakwood University, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Eastern Baptist Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary), Salve Regina University, and the United States International University (now known as Alliant International University). In addition to three Master of Arts degrees in divinity, counseling, and management, Black holds two doctorates: a Doctorate of Ministry and a Ph.D. in psychology. In 1995, Black was chosen for the NAACP Renowned Service Award for his contributions to equal opportunity and civil rights. In 2002, he received the Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award from the Morehouse School of Religion. In 2004, the Old Dominion University chapter of the NAACP conferred on him the Image Award, "Reaffirming the Dream - Realizing the Vision", for military excellence. In 2019, Black was awarded the Becket's Canterbury Medal for his defense of religious liberty for people of all faiths. Most people see trouble as something negative and seek to avoid it whenever possible. But what if it’s those troubles that actually lead to greater blessing and purpose? In The Blessing of Adversity, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and the 62nd chaplain of the U.S. Senate distills the wisdom gained from thirty years as a counselor, theologian, and psychologist. Barry Black offers a blueprint for removing the sting of life’s trials, showing us how to let God use our pain for his glory by blessing others and how that can actually help heal our own pain. Drawing on Scripture and his own experiences as a counselor and chaplain to some of the most powerful people in the world, Black teaches us how to deal with seasons of God’s apparent silence, offers techniques for staying encouraged in the middle of life’s storms, and shows how to find advantages in adversity. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Chaplain, Admiral, Seventh-day Adventist, God, Faith, Spirituality, Brokeness, Suffering, Blessing, Discipline, Temptations, Worry, Pain, Adversity, Storm-Proof, Trouble, Restoration, Loss