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God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense Paperback – March 25, 2014
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What Jennifer teaches us is rooted and grounded in truth. What is truth? It's God's Word which sets us apart and enables us to live in the courage of faith. How this is exemplified in my precious friend's life! I am so proud of you, Jennifer, for taking us to the bread of life and nourishing our souls.
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? This is the faith-wrecking question asked by believers and atheists alike... Jennifer Rothschild speaks to this issue like few others - offering real answers with refreshing personal insights, solid biblical truth, and genuine heartfelt compassion. She can speak to you because she's been there and she cares. If your life isn't making sense, read God is Just Not Fair, and discover how God is using your trials to lead you to hope, healing, and joy.
Like David, Job, Jeremiah, and other saints of Old, Jennifer Rothschild asks the hard questions of God with startling honesty and refreshing transparency. And, akin to Jacob, Jennifer wrestles mightiliy with God through the dark night of her soul--that readers might experience thee relief of His light and the certain assurance of His blessings. -- Ann Voskamp, Author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
What Jennifer teaches us is rooted and grounded in truth. What is truth? It's God's Word which sets us apart and enables us to live in the courage of faith. How this is exemplified in my precious friend's life! I am so proud of you, Jennifer, for taking us to the bread of life and nourishing our shouls. -- Kay Arthur, Cofounder of Precept Ministries International, focused on establishing people in God's word
“God, is this fair?” My wife and I asked this question after the passing of our precious daughter. The fact is, everything in life doesn’t turn out the way we expect---just ask Jennifer Rothschild, one of our favorite “LIFE Today” guests who became blind as a 15-year-old. With candor, Jennifer deals head-on with deep, probing questions many of us have asked. For those who wonder if God hears their prayers…cares…or even if God is good, this book will point you to Hope. Ultimately, “what matters most is not the questions,” Jennifer writes, “but the heart of the questioner.' -- James Robison, Founder, LIFE Outreach International, cohost, 'LIFE Today' Television, Fort Worth, Texas
After many years of great friendship and Bible study with Jennifer Rothschild, I have witnessed her immense passion for Christ’s ability to heal and inspire others. In God is Just Not Fair, she asks the hardest, timeless questions of faith while bringing hope to others who, like Jennifer, have gone through the testing challenges of life. -- Mark Richt, Head football coach, University of Georgia
In this tender book full of compassion, Jennifer wrestles through the questions that can rise to the surface during painful circumstances. 'Why is this happening?' 'Is God there and does He care?' Unlike other resources that wrestle with these deep issues from the head, Jennifer does so from the heart. She will show you how to have unrelenting courage to plead for God's power and, at the same time, for remarkable strength to trust God's plan. This is a book I'll be recommending for years to come. -- Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
At some point in our lives, I am betting that every one of us has cried out, “Why, God?” My friend Jennifer understands that heart cry at the deepest level – and has a lifetime of wisdom to share with us. “God is Just Not Fair” is a wonderful, wonderful book. Jennifer does not settle for pat, easy answers but encourages us to ask the hard questions and then hold tight to the eternal perspective that is the only way the answers will truly be found. -- Shaunti Feldhahn, Social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? This is the faith-wrecking question asked by believers and atheists alike. It has caused millions of the faithful to doubt everything they thought they knew about God. Jennifer Rothschild speaks to this issue like few others--offering real answers with refreshing personal insights, solid biblical truth, and genuine heartfelt compassion. She can speak to you because she's been there and she cares. If your life isn't making sense, read God Is Just Not Fair, and discover how God is using your trials to lead you to hope, healing, and joy. -- Kirk Cameron, Television and film actor
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Questions arise like:
God are you fair?
God do you err?
God, do you hear prayer?
God, do you care?
God, are you aware?
God, are you there?
In her latest book "God Is Just Not Fair" Jennifer Rothschild takes each of these questions apart and examines then in light of Scripture. And who better to do so then someone who has asked them all herself.
Having lost her sight as a teenager, Jennifer has navigated the world blind for her entire adult life. And she does it with grace and dignity, I might add, not to mention while maintaining a sense of humor. I've read all of her books because there is much to be gleaned from this woman's life.
This is by far the author's most candid work. It may very well be my favorite. I found myself laughing, crying, and praying as I read.
Jennifer's words provide incredible insight for those in the thralls of hardship. They also brings bountiful comfort and hope. And who doesn't need hope?
There is not a person alive who in some way won't find themselves within the pages of this book.
It is not wrong to ask questions. In fact, it is right. How we process them and where we turn to for answers is what makes all of the difference. There are only two potentials when dealing with hardship: we get bitter, or we get better. Much of that depends upon the lens through which we choose to view life.
I'm so grateful that Jennifer Rothschild has chosen to view her hardship through the lens of faith.
Even in the darkest moments while suffering deep depression, due to chronic exhaustion and other physical changes, she continued to look to the right source for her answers. With more holes in her "blanket of faith" then she could possibly patch she allowed God to fill the missing pieces.
There is so much to be learned from her experiences as well as her teaching. I find myself re-reading portions of this book over and over again.
God is just not fair. Sometimes that can be a very hard pill to swallow. Which is why you need to read this book. It is medicine for the soul...a real heart cure!
She begins the book by writing in the first few chapters about how God does not give us what we deserve; we deserve death and suffering for our sins, but God didn't leave us there. He is not FAIR--He shows us mercy and forgiveness, even when it's not what we deserve. He *is* JUST, though; He keeps his promises and does what He says He will do, even when that doesn't seem fair to us. Fairness is a subjective term.
Jennifer goes on to address several different things that hit home for me, especially the sections on wrestling with God and on whether or not God hears our prayers (and the question of what is possible vs. what is best for us). I think we all can relate to the issue of unanswered prayers! She addresses some very difficult points, and her writings about her experiences with depression in particular are very frank and revealing. She shows us her heart in this book, her heart at a very difficult time of despair and doubt. She shows us that even when we're going through times where we question whether or not God is fair, He is there. He hears us, and He can bring us out of our pit, every time. This is definitely a book I will be recommending to others and giving as gifts.
I still hurt, I still wish God had done things differently but now I know better that he really is there with me. Thank you, Julia.
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She is an excellent author.