Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

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Zondervan, 1997 - Religion - 318 pages
Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden?This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if God cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from God after all?Yancey answers these questions with clarity, honesty, and biblical assurance. He points us beyond life's disappointments and the cynicism they can breed to a stronger, wiser faith, a confidence in God's deep love for us, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who God is.
 

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I really enjoyed this book, even though the readability was a bit tedious. It deals with the topic of how sometimes (or most times) we feel like God isn't near us. We go through tough times and wonder ... Read full review

profoundly low level read

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Compared to Martin Luthers The Bondage of the Will this book was an intellectual disaster. Not one new word to learn nothing to challenge me Im done buying books that are written on a low grade level. Sadly disappointing. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
1
GOD WITHIN THE SHADOWS
7
PART ONEHearing the Silence
9
A Fatal Error
11
Up in Smoke
19
The Questions No One Asks Aloud
29
What If
37
The Source
47
The Postponed Miracle
131
Progress
137
The Spirit
145
The Transfer
147
Changes in the Wind
157
The Culmination
161
Interrupted
175
The Only Problem
183

The Father
51
Risky Business
53
The Parent
61
Unfiltered Sunlight
69
One Shining Moment
77
10 Fire and the Word
83
Wounded Lover
91
Too Good To Be True
101
The
107
The Descent
109
Great Expectations
115
Divine Shyness
123
A Role in the Cosmos
193
Is God Unfair?
206
25+ Why God Doesnt Explain
221
Is God Silent? 241
272
Why God Doesnt Intervene 257
273
Is God Hidden?
279
Why Job Died Happy
291
Two Wagers Two Parables
303
Thanks
315
Bibliography
317
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About the author (1997)

Philip Yancey is a journalist and writer who writes a featured column in Christianity Today. The author of more than a dozen books. He is the recipient of a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award, two ECPA Book of the Year Awards, and eleven Gold Medallions. He lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

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