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Zondervan Where Is God When it Hurts?

"If there is a loving God, then why ... ?" No matter how the question is completed, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order suffering? Or did he simply wind up the world's mainspring and now is watching from a distance?

In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, now revised and updated, Where is God When It Hurts 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. Includes discussion guide.

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Review 1 for Where Is God When it Hurts?
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so helpful and strengthening

Date:March 21, 2011
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Location:Canton, Ga
Age:55-65
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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 helped both of us emotionally, by strengthening our faith and helping us understand other's responses to her. It left us with more compassion for those who suffer. To God be the glory, before we even finished the book, He answered our prayers and directed her path to healing.
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Review 2 for Where Is God When it Hurts?
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Date:September 2, 2010
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Karin Besand
Awesome book!! I loved it so much that I recommended it to my small church group and we are reading it together. It really opened my eyes to God's role in the pain I have suffered in my life, and has brought me much comfort.
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Review 3 for Where Is God When it Hurts?
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Date:July 14, 2010
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Rebecca Spivey
Still reading - but it is helping me deal with my pain by reminding me that pain is apart of growth.
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Review 4 for Where Is God When it Hurts?
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Date:January 27, 2010
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Florence S Vance
Pastor is using this for discussion in Adult S.S. Class - really excellent...I read it after reading My Heart's Desire - and it underlined what I had recently learned about refocusing during times of crisis...Excellent
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Date:June 8, 2008
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Ingrid Segarra
"Where is God When It Hurts" gave me the chance to understand that God is beside us when it hurts but He does not explain us why we are hurting. After reading this book and concluding pain has no real logical and humanly understandable rationale I personally decided it is better to concentrate on getting better than on blaming God. Pastor Yancey makes the point that God is good and that He has a purpose for everything, but it is virtually pointless to try to understand why he poses pain in our lives. This author illustrates points where healing has not taken place and where healing sometimes never took place in this life. He suggests though that one day all the pain we encounter will be nothing compared to the joy we will experience in heaven as Paul says. So he encourages to look forward into the future because whether it is healing or heaven it is always best for those who have faith. So have faith.
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Date:August 17, 2006
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David R. Bess
This book does nothing to remove pain from a believer's life, and it does not give any instructions or quick fixes as to how to do so. What it provides is a new perspective on pain, one from a God-centered viewpoint rather than a man-centered viewpoint. The author sympathizes with the reader who may be suffering, but then continues to give new, biblical insights that identify pain as a blessing from God to a sinful, broken world.My wife purchased this title for the church library -- I'll probably buy one for my own collection. It's a classic treatment of pain and suffering -- the best of which I am aware.
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