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Where Is God When It Hurts?

Where Is God When It Hurts?

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Published by Zondervan
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.
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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Publish date: 2010
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omegaman2point0 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
A book dealing with personal pain and the challenges it presents to faith. Not just a theoretical look at the problem of pain, but also insight on how to deal with pain.
bethanybible reviewed this
Where is God When It Hurts offers encouraging and strengthening testimonies as well as an understanding look at some of the problems involved in suffering. Philip Yancey makes clear the sustaining grace and hope that are available to us from God in our time of need. He has entered the world of the sufferer to find out what difference it makes to be a Christian there. Is pain God's one great goof? How do we deal with crisis, pain, and suffering? An excellent book in grappling with hard questions and giving no easy answers. In the words of reviewer David Howard: "Easy reading in style, hard reading in concepts, valuable reading in lessons to be learned."
steve777_2 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I have recommended this amazing book to many of my medical patients, who have been greatly comforted by its wisdom in the midst of their pain and suffering.
ggannell_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
This book was given to me during a tough time in my life. I was wondering if I had what it took to be a Christian leader, or, indeed, to be a leader or a Christian. Where was God, and why was I facing the things that I faced at that time.This book didn't provide the answers, but it assured me that God knew my circumstances and loved me, and nothing came my way that was out of His control. A very helpful book.
eltomaso reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Yancey helps shed light on the complex and significant relationship between faith and suffering.
tcarter_77 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I resisted reading this for a long time, as I have a bit of a phobia about popular Christian paperbacks. I regret this, as this is a rounded, mature and thoughtful discussion of the struggles of Christians who suffer. Real life examples and the development of general principles with Biblical foundations bring hope and encourage faith in the God who loves us and lives with us in the world.
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