The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith

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Zondervan, May 26, 2009 - Religion - 224 pages
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If we are honest, we have to admit that there are many things we don’t understand about God. We do not have final answers to the deep problems of life, and those who say they do are probably living in some degree of delusion. There are areas of mystery in our Christian faith that lie beyond the keenest scholarship or even the most profound spiritual exercises. For many people, these problems raise so many questions and uncertainties that faith itself becomes a struggle, and the very person and character of God are called into question. Chris Wright encourages us to face up to the limitations of our understanding and to acknowledge the pain and grief they can often cause. But at the same time, he wants us to be able to say, like the psalmist in Psalm 73: “But that’s all right. God is ultimately in charge and I can trust him to put things right. Meanwhile, I will stay near to my God, make him my refuge, and go on telling of his deeds.”
 

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Very good book

User Review  - VicP - Christianbook.com

I have not finished reading the book, but what I've read so far is very helpful. I've been teaching adult Sunday School classes for more than 30 years, and the questions about the God of love doing ... Read full review

This book gives encouragement.

User Review  - mattie - Christianbook.com

This book gives encourage when something happens we don't understand why it happened. Proverbs 3: 5-6 helps a lot also. ( Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths). Read full review

Contents

Title Page
What about Evil and Suffering?
The Mystery of Evil
The Defeat of Evil
What about the Canaanites?
The Canaanites Three Frameworks
What about the Cross?
The Cross How?
The Cross According to the Scriptures
What about the End of the World?
The Great Climax
The New Beginning
Conclusion
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Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. After teaching the Old Testament in India and the UK, he also served as chair of the Lausanne Movement’s Theology Working Group and was the chief architect of the Cape Town Commitment at the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010. His books include: Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Deuteronomy (Understanding the Bible Commentary), Salvation Belongs to Our God, The Mission of God, The God I Don't Understand, and The Mission of God's People. Chris and his wife Liz who have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, live in London, Uk, and belong to All Souls Church.

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