Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. In Disappointment with God, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn’t always do what we think he’s supposed to do. Insightful and deeply.

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The problem with pain is that it will always be a problem– something gov will always makes us uncomfortable whether we are experiencing it or witnessing it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Since deserts are well known for their lack of food and water, he then miraculously makes bread and meat appear, as well as arranging for water to gush out of a rock. It’s marked 4 because I struggled with some of the suggested disalpointment and even at times struggled with some of the questions presented not the main three.

Jan 14, Katharine rated it really liked it Shelves: What we feel now, we will not always feel. I love how the author of this book directs every main point to a Bible passage and cites some works of other authors that have written about the same issue.

A lot of the discussion centers around the book of Job, with many qu I read this book my first by this author after a friend had questions about it. Yancey’s viewpoint is as though he is out standing among the multitudes with the rest of us looking in the same direction we are and looking at the same thing. Our disappointment is itself a sign, an aching, a hunger for something better.


The foundation for all of his points comes from the book of Jon I can’t make enough compliments about Philip Yancey. Share your thoughts with other customers. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He holds back for our sakes.

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I can’t make enough compliments about Philip Yancey. This book did challenge me at times, but overall I was blessed to not have to read this book because I was personally disappointed with God. I think the only way these get answered is when a person has the courage to bring these questions to God and allow him to answer.

Yancey takes you on a journey in which it is okay to question and doubt. Published March 31st by Zondervan first published Why is God Silent; why does God not reveal himself; and why does God not act. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

Jun 13, Linda B rated it it was ok. The Bible Jesus Read. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass. Yancy disapoointment the message that those who are disappointed in God are pretenders.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. What if I veil My Divinity so that the creatures are free to pursue their individual lives without being overwhelmed by My overpowering Presence? It is also my opinion that Mr. He keeps it simple reading for any level of religious beliefs, whether you’re Christian or not. A difficult topic tackled with empathy and skill 19 November The topic uancey ‘if God is good and all powerful then why does he allow suffering’ is a difficult topic at best and when you need to tackle it emphatically it becomes almost impossible.


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So, what is the deal then? Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Buy the selected items together This item: I was recommended this book by a pastor when I was going through a really hard time in my life and I was having a kind of faith crisis. If, wwith, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. From the Publisher Is God unfair?

Where is God when you need Him? In any event, although this book was a good, thoughtful read, if someone was interested in the topic, I’d recommend instead Yancey’s more recent book on Prayer, which tackled many of the same issues in what I think is a more effective manner. If your struggling with your faith, this book will help you to gain a Biblical perspective that will turn the light yanfey and remove any excuse for doubting the goodness of God.

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