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It's easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes--especially seemingly senseless suffering--we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control. In the midst of suffering, we often question the very foundation of our faith--our belief in the God who says he loves us.
Since our trust and obedience rest on God's character, the questions that life's tragedies force us to face are difficult, even frightening. Who is God? Can he really be trusted? What are his purposes in the face of suffering? If he can stop suffering, why doesn't he?
Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived in a wheelchair for more than thirty years, and Steve Estes, a pastor and one of Joni's closest friends, explore the answers. When God Weeps is not so much a book about suffering as it is about God. It tackles tough questions about heaven and hell, horrors and hardships, and why God allows suffering in this life.
Through a panoramic overview of what the Bible says about suffering, the authors make clear who God is, why he permits so much heartache and pain, and how it is we can trust him. With both a practical edge and heartfelt warmth, When God Weeps offers a message of deep reliance on God--and keys to a radical, life-transforming dependence on his love and mercy in spite of our doubts, fears, longings, and questions.
It's a message much needed. Despair and discouragement are rampant. At the same time, fewer people are able to balance God's purposes and his mercies. Instead, attempting to avoid tragedy and suffering, many Christians confuse simple formulas for faith. But where does that leave the family who loses a son on a military mission? Or the young mother who isn't healed of cancer?
When God Weeps is for people like these . . . and for thousands more who need more--much more--than answers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thank you Joni and Steve for new perspective and new life!
Its only when you get to the end of the book that you get the full impact of the grace and goodness of God fully seen in the midst of suffering.
This is an excellent book dealing with the subject of suffering and where God is in the midst of our suffering.
I have given this book to many people enduring trials. Joni has a great Biblical perspective on suffering.Published 21 hours ago by Gina P Condella
In 1999, I became disabled with chronic pain. I was so angry with God, I didn't talk to him for two years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynn
Nothing she does disappoints.
I hope it is an encouragement to her to know that her trials and suffering, and God's faithfulness therein, have given given encouragement to the... Read more
This is an excellent book on suffering and the question "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
I recommend it to anyone.
If Joni Erikson Tada can deal with her circumstances of being paralyzed and moving on in faith, nothing more needs to be said. Great book.Published 3 months ago by Joyce E. Pelletier
Editing and misspelling aside, over-all, the book had a first hand insight into the lives, faith and hope for those with challenging
physical disabilities. Read more
This book is a sound reminder that our hope in Christ will not fail. Heaven is real and more wonderful than we imagine, and that our trials and suffering has true worth.Published 4 months ago by John W Harding