Disappointment With God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

Mass Market Paperback | February 18, 1997

byPhilip Yancey

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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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"Is God listening? and Can He be trusted?" In this book, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn't always do what we think he's supposed to do. A best-selling award-winning book.

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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,...

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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. Wh...

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...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.81 inPublished:February 18, 1997Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:031021436X

ISBN - 13:9780310214366

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointment with God: the only weakness is the greatest truth The strengths of this book that I have found are many, whereas the weaknesses of this book are few. God doesn't always do what we think he's supposed to do. Yancey’s book is very insightful and deeply personally. It connects with the reader, or personally with me, in such a way as though it feels like Yancey knows you personally and knows your problems. Of course Yancey may not know you personally, but he uses the concept of God and the truths that make up His character, and then speaks directly to how every human deals with the realities of life. This book contains no complete, exhaustive, satisfactory answer to every one of life’s problems. It hits the reader where home is. It connects with simple truths and simple statements. One problem that may arise to a reader who is currently dealing with a situation or feeling disappointment with God, is that it may not answer all of their questions. I intend to conclude with a simple truth that I discovered in this book that will help anyone in any situation, even those currently in a state of disappointment with God, be able to deal with disappointment and be able to push that aside. This book makes it clear that we cannot know everything nor be able to settle everything. God doesn’t always reveal Himself to us because there is simply no need to do so. We need to have faith when in situations of disappointment. There are many strengths to this book but the only weakness that I could find is that Yancey does not answer all of the questions or satisfy the reader completely. But in this simple truth we find the ultimate disappointment that Yancey was trying to get across to the reader. We are incapable of knowing all of the truths and all of the answers to all of life’s problems or mysteries. Yancey is unable to answer all of the questions because he simply cannot. Yancey cannot satisfy the reader completely. The only weakness of the book is the greatest truth it intends to display.
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want to save a lot of pain and time? Want to save a lot of unnecessary pain and time in your faith journey? Would you be a believer if you had not experienced severe disappointments with faith? Everyone, everyone should read this book. It offers understanding of life's deepest stumbling blocks to faith in God. Will short cut you to a healthy faith -save you years of suffering and blockages. About God's need for your love as much as the other way round. His aching need for your partnership in mankind's (and your) salvation. Learn how to love God and help to bring Good out of Evil --consistently. Learn how to bring good out of evil circumstances and experiences. Bring good out of evil. This is the answer, a practical understanding of your disappointments and sufferings, a 'how-to' believe rightly.
Date published: 2000-01-19

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"Is God listening? and Can He be trusted?" In this book, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn't always do what we think he's supposed to do. A best-selling award-winning book.