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Zondervan When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook

When life hurts, can God be trusted? What are his purposes in the face of suffering? Joni Eareckson Tada---herself a quadriplegic---knows about pain. Now she and Pastor Steven Estes combine their deep personal experience with solid biblical foundations to help you find answers to your questions and learn to trust God---no matter what. 256 pages, trade paperback from Zondervan.
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Review 1 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
This review is fromWhen God Weeps.
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Unflinching look at Christ in our pain.

Date:January 12, 2013
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The first book of Joni's I ever read was Diamonds in the Dust. In this beautiful book she mentioned that one of the first people she questioned about God and His role in suffering was a sixteen year old boy from her church who was a student of the Bible. She agreed to buy him all the cola he wanted if he would come to her house and study the Scriptures on suffering with her. He did, and the conversations they had took them close to the heart of God in our pain, and made them lifelong friends. Thirty years later, When God Weeps was written with the same Steve Estes. Joni and Steve have both deepened their knowledge of the Scriptures. With the help of Steve's wife Verna and Joni's husband Ken they have both grown in the LORD and lived out these answers to suffering in the day to day toil of life, and the answers do not change. From the first time Joni looked at Steve and asked "Did God put me in my wheelchair?" to today, as I listen to Joni on her radio moment and Steve watches his eight children grow up, the answer has never changed.
This book will easily be one of my Top Ten of 2013. Joni does not shy away from hard, aching pain. She tells the story of a wheel chair bound friend, wasting away physically, somehow thriving in spirit, and the night he was attacked by ants in his bed. Pain added to pain! How did this strong in spirit weak in body man keep praising God in the middle of afflictions?
Some of the things Joni and Steve wrestle with- Do bad things ever happen to "good" people?
What about the pain caused by wicked human actions- like the nurse who neglects her patient until he dies and uses his money to feed a cocaine addiction? Is God in charge even when people sin? I mean really sin- murder of a child, rape of a child, all filth and wickedness- does God have power to judge it and someday scour it off of the earth? More- does God have power to scour our filth and wickedness out of our hearts?
Scripture says God is Sovereign- over Children dying? Over Women, beautiful young women being abused and healthy young men being injured in war? Yes. He is Sovereign. And He is Good. This book is a passionate book- born out of pain and a look deep into the eyes of Christ. He knows all about suffering. He is Sovereign over yours.
A truthful book. An unflinching book. A sometimes shocking book. I dare you to read it.
I am grateful to the authors who wrote this book and to Zondervan Publishing who gave me my copy. The appendix of Scripture verses on God's Sovereignty is worth it's weight in gold.
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Review 2 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:March 29, 2009
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Alan Albro
This book helps one think with the right (biblical) perspective on life and suffering. I think this is especially important in the me centered, pampered Christianity we tend to have in the United States.Excellent book.
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Review 3 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:August 27, 2008
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Sheri Knapp
Great book!! A must read for anyone struggling with God issues. It is an easy read.
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Review 4 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:July 30, 2008
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Carolyn Broccoli
Excellent, excellent book for those who are hurting. I read it several times after the loss of my sister and it truly helped. I bought 4 more copies to give to my grieving family and my Pastor.
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Review 5 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:January 8, 2008
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Rebecca Mcneish
Extremely helpful approach to why we suffer and have hardships as Christians. Well written spiritually with great personal experiences incorporated.
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Review 6 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:January 8, 2008
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Rebecca Mcneish
Extremely helpful approach to why we suffer and have hardships as Christians. Well written spiritually with great personal experiences incorporated.
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Review 7 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:December 10, 2007
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Christine Kuhlow
This is definitely the best book I've read on trials and suffering. I wasn't going through a struggle at the time, I was reading it to relate to someone who was, but the teaching was invaluable for not only trying times, but our overall perspective as believers. You won't be disappointed....but be ready to be challenged.
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Review 8 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:November 22, 2004
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Vernon Kelly Lockner
I absolutely loved this precious book! It left me dazed and filled with awe for my wonderful Lord and Savior. It answered a lot of questions I personally had about suffering in the Christian life...and how to endure under it's constant pain and pressure. What else can I say? It's one of the best books I have ever read. Ever! Buy 2 copies. One to bless yourself with. And one to give away to bless someone else.
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Review 9 for When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty - eBook
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Date:October 28, 2000
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Martine Smith
This is the only nonfiction book I've ever read in which I NEVER used my highlighter ----- because every passage was so compelling, and so beautifully woven together as a whole, that I could never seem to find one sentence or paragraph that stood out from the rest. So, consider this entire tome highlighted.Joni and Steve tackle the hardest questions that people, Christians and nonChristians alike, ask of the Almighty: In the face of suffering, Why? They answer it with a powerful theology and a winsome sweetness that is surely a fragrant offering to our Lord and a balm to hurting, questioning believers. I hope everyone who has ever held a grudge against God for wrongs perceived done against them or their loved ones will give this book a chance. This is another book I need to buy again because I gave away my first copy and cannot stand to be without it.
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