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Much of the doubt of God in the world lies in the evils and horror of tragedies in the world.  Why Does God Let It Happen? is a spiritual and religious guide that hopes to answer that question to why evil continues to have such a powerful presence in the world, and why is there seemingly a lack of intervention from God.  Thoughtful and spirit lifting, Why Does God Let It Happen? is a fine addition to any spirituality collection.

-Wisconsin Bookwatch: July 2010

About the Author

Bruce Henderson is the author of Window to Eternity, which deals with death and the afterlife. A journalist for most of his career, he served as an editorial page editor and columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times. For the past ten years he has been the director of development and now director of communications for the Academy of the New Church and the General Church of the New Jerusalem in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Chrysalis Books; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877853320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877853329
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,271,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Childs on April 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Bruce Henderson carefully and compassionately lays out the Swedenborgian concept of "permissions," in which God does not will nor send tragic events, and yet allows bad things to happen in order to preserve the crucial element of human freedom. And still, God only allows painful things to happen if some good can be brought out of them. A key factor in getting through tragedy is not to look for God in the problems, but in the solutions. Henderson also dispels the idea that God sends us harsh situations to teach us lessons, because God never sends harsh situations. Harsh and painful situations are always a result of human choices toward evil, and those choices must be allowed or freedom would not exist. And even the results of evil choices are only allowed if God can ultimately turn them to good ends. This book asks us to see tragedy in a higher light, and to wonder: "What good end might be made possible through this suffering, and how can we co-operate with God in working toward that end?"
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 28, 2010
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Much of the doubt of God in the world lies in the evils and horror of tragedies in the world. "Why Does God Let It Happen?" is a spiritual and religious guide that hopes to answer that question to why evil continues to have such a powerful presence in the world, and why is there seemingly a lack of intervention from God. Thoughtful and spirit lifting, "Why Does God Let It Happen?" is a fine addition to any spirituality collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Andrews on January 3, 2014
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We all have challenges in life as we grow. God does not cause the problems but allows them to help you learn and grow through the difficult times. Clear and easy to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig W. Bostock on December 6, 2013
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The book really explains why bad things happen and that it is a permission from the Lord to preserve our freedom rather than something caused by Him.
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