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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Get to Know Us. In this respect, the Bible prefigures a tenet of modern psychology: In this age, it is hard for our teens to find any faith at all.
But there wasn’t at least for me a real clear reason as to why a person shoudn’t be disappointed with God. Actually, anything to do with Christianity, where you are trying to balance the esoteric truth of the faith with people’s feelings is, once again, a very difficult task. In this profoundly personal book, these questions are answered with clarity, richness, and biblical certainty. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This bookhowever caused me to look at my faith and God’s view of humanity differently.
His most recent books are Prayer: Learn more about Amazon Prime. How My Faith Survived the Church. He said that as he’s gone through the Bible and experienced all he has in this world, he has concluded that ignoring God always has the worst repurcussions, and that those who cry out to God get a lot of attention in the Bible and are looked upon as heroes for their struggles.
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I don’t want to give any more away, but as with all of his disappointjent, it’s very insightful, more easy to read than some Christan writers out there, and has a very conversational and humble tone. May 22, Nate Perrin rated it liked it Shelves: I read this book as an assignment for my ‘Wisdom Literature Class. Jun 13, Linda B rated it it was ok. The major part I most admired about this book is the author’s honesty.
Philip Yancey points to the disappojntment disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Please try again later. Showing of reviews.
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That comment on a bet leads me to the next part of this dissertation because that is the main theme that runs through the book of Job, to which Yancey dedicates the second part of his book. Although explanations can be yacney long windedthis book provides a better understanding of what faith is and what God really wants from us.
This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. I wanted to read this phklip because I have felt disappointment with God on more than one occasion. He tries to understand and listen to a question or situation first before he concludes about how it relates to a certain Bible character or passage. 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.
Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud by Philip Yancey
Of course, the questions he’s asking are very, very difficult. Apr 09, Pat Roseman rated it really liked it Shelves: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. We human beings are NOT the ultimate in intelligence. Can Man Live Without God. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Zondervan; New edition edition February 28, Language: I always enjoy the feeling while I’m reading that I’m right next to him on his journey struggling with the tough questions.
Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud
Sep 02, Ispeakinglish rated it it was amazing. This i “Is God listening? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I appreciate his honesty and his willingness to dive into these topics though. Of course, I was only 19 years old. He points us beyond life’s disappointments and the cynicism they can breed to a phklip, wiser faith, a confidence in God’s deep love for us, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who God is. Our disappointment is itself a sign, an a pg.
They have scathing words about the need to care for widows and orphans and aliens, and to clean up corrupt courts and religious systems. Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits Publisher: Philip Yancey gives some good arguments as to why God doesn’t do this. Any person wrestling with why does God seem silent and uninvolved–even if he exists–will appreciate and identify with his openness and candor.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. Does It Make Any Difference? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. This gets to the source of what makes us disappointed with Disapppointment, seeing god as unfair, hidden or silent.
I’d say the first part was certainly the stronger, perhaps due to the novelty of thinking ab Philip Yancey engages the perennial puzzler of an all-good, all-powerful God that allows all manner of seemingly senseless tragedies goc misfortunes to befall the world he has created.