Where Is God When It Hurts?

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Zondervan, Feb 23, 2010 - Religion - 288 pages
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If there is a loving God, then why is it that ... ? You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order our suffering? Does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance? In this Gold Medallion Award–winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn’t know what to say.
 

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User Review  - aspara - Overstock.com

Was so taken with this book that I began a quest to acquire as many copies as possible to use in my Bible Study. Yancey addresses many difficult questions. This side of eternity we will not know the ... Read full review

so helpful and strengthening

User Review  - chasegod - Christianbook.com

This book couldn't have been found at a better time in my daughter's and my life, as she was going through a physical crisis. She had already been through so much; we asked God why this? This book ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
A Problem That Wont Go Away
15
The Gift Nobody Wants
25
Agony and Ecstasy
47
The Groaning Planet
61
What Is God Trying to Tell Us?
75
Arms Too Short to Box with God
103
After the Fall
117
On My Feet Dancing
131
Frontiers of Recovery
167
Fear
175
PART FIVE
223
The Rest of the Body 239 20 A Whole New World Outside
249
Discussion Guide
263
Sources
281
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Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado.  Website: www.philipyancey.com

 

 

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