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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Paulist Press (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587680602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587680601
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Richard Leonard, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Australian Province. He is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office, a consultant to the Australian Catholic Bishop's Media Committee, and a film critic for all the major Catholic newspapers of Australia. A holder of a doctorate in cinema studies, he has lectured all over the world. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I thought this easy to read book of one persons idea of God, was very simple and realistic.
KaMike
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through difficult times in their lives especially serious illness and death of a loved one.
Maria L.S.
Next to the work of Rabbi Harold Kushner, this is the best stuff I've read on the important questions of why do bad things happen to good people.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stephen J. Paddack on October 7, 2011
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An interesting provocative story about an Australian Catholic priest and his sister, a good person and a nurse doing charitable works. In an accident she suddenly becomes a quadriplegic. Hence, the title of the book. She even considers euthanasia. Ethical questions arise. She grapples with decisions; decides to live and goes on to lead a productive life. It's an easy, interesting read. It makes those who are whole feel grateful and gives hope to those who are not.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. M. Cawley on November 2, 2011
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The author uses a personal experience of family tragedy to begin a reflection on who God is and who God isn't. He puts to rest many if not most of the misconceptions about who God is and what God's will is, from the erroneous to the mythic. I've already given away over a half dozen of these gems to folks who struggle with an understanding of God in their lives.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By dcnlgjms on February 18, 2011
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This is a great book. It has more thought provoking material in it than any book I have read. It is not long but it is not necessarily an easy read. I found myself stopping my read and re-read what I just read then just thing about what Fr. Leonard had written. He challenges our preconceived ideas and he give his raltional for make his point. I highly recommend the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. L. Donahue on March 2, 2013
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This short work is based on the author's own experience of tragedy in his family, along with his theologically sound image of God. We all sometimes ask the question as to God's whereabouts when we or family members are suffering, but it is our image of God that is usually at fault. Leonard points out the notion of God that is implied in some of our commonplace observations, some of which have not changed since the Book of Job.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midge on August 19, 2011
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We are using this book for a faith sharing group in our church. It would be equally useful in a bereavement or other support group. We find the stories and insights applicable to our own lives and comforting in that the author's image of God is very 2011.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tessie on July 9, 2011
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The premise of this book is similar to Rabbi Harold Kushner's "When Bad Things Happen To Good People". Here, though, one isn't obligated to take away God's power in a particular area to be able to accept what is being stated. This book suggests that like a parent, God chooses not to "know" all the details so that we may grow and mature by using our free will. I found this book most comforting and it enabled me to reconcile the evil that occurs in this life experience with God's love for us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Adams on November 23, 2013
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I am an Episcopal Priest, and I used this book as a 7 week study. It was magnificent. In 30 years of teaching, I have never used a book that was more engaging. Everyone, including myself, were amazed at what this author could do to stimulate thought in such brevity. This is a MUST READ for Christians. . . actually. . . for just about anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lois Hall on May 9, 2013
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I loved this book because it provides a down to earth response to the question posed by the title- 'Where the hell is God' especially in our hour of need. The book is thought provoking by calling into question the way we think about 'our' God. It challenges the reader to re-evaluate their most basic beliefs and practises. I would recommend this book to anybody who is trying to find answers to the most difficult of questions about why things are the way they are.
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