On Asking God Why: And Other Reflections on Trusting God in a Twisted World

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Revell, Feb 1, 2006 - Religion - 176 pages
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God does many things we do not understand. When faced with suffering, sickness, death, and confusion, most people can ask only one question: why? Elisabeth Elliot, one of the outstanding women of present-day Christianity, knows too well this feeling of uncertainty. But she also knows that God will answer.

Now releasing with a fresh cover, On Asking God Why is a perceptive collection of Elisabeth Elliot's own meditations that confront the many issues we must deal with in our daily lives, from the ordinary occurrence of another birthday to serious topics like funerals, abortion, and divorce. With great insight and candor, Elliot reminds readers that we can overcome our fears when we decide to question God, because in Him we can find every answer we need.
 

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User Review  - Nancy Guthrie - Christianbook.com

I have one more chapter to read.. Excellent book. I hold Elisabeth Elliot in high esteem and am grateful to receive the gleanings from her life's journeys. I know I'll benefit from her other books and have plans to read them. Read full review

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User Review  - thc_luver6 - LibraryThing

Pretty good. Some of the subjects talked about in the book didn't really touch me...but it was well written and something good to read. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
On Asking God Why
15
On Brazen Heavens
21
Singleness Is a Gift
28
A Look in the Mirror
33
Happy BirthdayYoure Heading Home
37
Wont Bother with a FaceLift
42
Why Funerals Matter
44
The Innocent Party
89
Is Divorce the Only Way?
97
Images of Hell
105
When I Was Being Made in Secret
109
London Diary
113
How to Sell Yourself
120
Meeting God Alone
125
The Song of the Animals
131

Hope for a Hopeless Failure
50
O Little Town of Nazareth
54
A NoRisk Life
58
Shortcut to Peace
63
To Judge or Not to Judge
68
Have It Your Wayor Gods
74
Person or Thing?
80
To a Man Who Chose Divorce
85
Weve Come a Long Wayor Have We?
133
The Christians Safety
137
Tenderness
144
Parable in a Car Wash
146
Two Marriageable People
150
Pick Up the Broom
157
A Jungle Grave
160
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Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity, The Journals of Jim Elliot, and These Strange Ashes, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide.

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