I just found out about this deal and wanted to pass it on asap while it’s not too late. Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancey helped me in a profound way when I first read years ago in college. At the time was going through a very difficult time in my life which left me in a great deal of pain and confusion. Regular readers of this blog may remember that I included it in my list of Books I Recommend When Grappling with Horrific Events.
Here’s the amazon book description:
If there is a loving God, then why is it that … ?
You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain.
Does God order our suffering? Does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance?
In this Gold Medallion Award–winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn’t know what to say.
Download the book here.