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If God is in Control Why is My Life Such a Mess? Experiencing God's Sovereignty During Dark and Difficult Days Paperback – October 11, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785271031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785271031
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Michael Youssef is the president and host of the national radio ministry, "Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef." He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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It was a very easy read and I could relate to it.
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I was so blessed to have read it, I purchased multiple copies to give to others.
Pamela Bost
I would highly recommend this book, along with Youssef's other books.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 1998
Format: Paperback
It's unbelievable to find so much wisdom presented so well in such a short book. Michael Youssef doesn't mince any words while sharing what he has learned from Elijah, Esther and from his own experience as well. If you sometimes feel like your life is a mess, and who doesn't, then you will find not just consoling words, but a real answer.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen on June 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book, like all of Michael Youssef's books, is packed with spiritual dynamite that will set your heart afire for Christ. Youssef writes like he preaches, so if you enjoy listening to him preach, you will definitely enjoy this book. In it, Youssef uses his own amazing story and the fascinating story of Elijah to remind his readers that God is indeed in control, even when we are unable to see this truth. The book is insightful and very practical and is a must for those who struggle with depression and disappointment in their Christian walk.
Few preachers have the wisdom that the Holy Spirit has given Youssef, so I would enthusiastically recommend this book. I received the book yesterday and read almost the entire book in one sitting! I would highly recommend this book, along with Youssef's other books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P.E. Reader on January 9, 2007
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This book is life changing! If you want to put down the shovel and stop digging yourself into a deeper hole - this book is a great tool. A must read for anyone in a self defeating cycle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennie Peters on July 14, 2010
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To take my title, this book is a must for anyone like me who is full of faith one minute then like a plate of jelly the next - especially when life gives you an almighty kick in the pants!

Dr Youssef draws on his own experiences in life in an honest and very easy to read way - always keeping the reader's attention and pointing us to our God's Sovereignty in the 'All things' of life.

In my own situation I found this book very comforting and it has given me a new hope for the future, knowing my God (and yours) is truly in control and also knowing that not one thing happens in our lives that He doesn't allow or permit. Be Blessed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Holder on October 19, 2011
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This book, by Michael Youssef, is impactive and encouraging; well written, in an enjoyable, easy-to-read style and served to reaffirm from biblical accounts, as well as his own personal experience, that God never leaves us, even when life becomes messy.
If your heart is bent towards the Lord and you are truly seeking Him, you will find Him in every aspect of your life. The instruction and promise Jesus gave in Matthew 7:7-11 is, "ask, seek and knock".
We must ask the question, "what is God's purpose for me through this or that?" And then proceed to ask Him in prayer, seek Him in His Word, continuing in prayer, and knock, or persist in prayer, to receive answers and direction. Sometimes the delay in answers to our prayers is a time of spiritual preparation and growth. But be assured, you will receive answers in God's timing. In our society of immediate gratification, it's the waiting that is most painful. I can completely sympathize because I am a "wanted it yesterday" type, but God is teaching me patience. In the process of slowing down, being forced to wait gives us opportunity to watch with anticipation for God's answer. In the watching we get to see Him work in our lives in a way we may have missed had we not been "waiting".
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More About the Author

Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams (www.leadingtheway.org). His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast in 24 languages and seen worldwide - airing more than 4,000 times per week. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 3,000 members.

Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt, lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He has authored 24 books, including the most recent - When the Crosses Are Gone: Restoring Sanity to a World Gone Mad. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and five grandchildren.

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