God Can't Sleep: Waiting for Daylight On Life's Dark Nights [NOOK Book]

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Pain is a universal human condition. Suffering is woven into the fabric of our fallen world. No one is immune from pain, no one can escape it. It’s a condition that impacts people, relationships, even entire countries. As a child in a missionary family serving in West Africa and Malawi, Palmer Chinchen witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of civil war, pandemics, and extreme poverty and hunger. And in such moments, it can seem like God is asleep while the world spins out of control. Chinchen believes ...

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Overview

Pain is a universal human condition. Suffering is woven into the fabric of our fallen world. No one is immune from pain, no one can escape it. It’s a condition that impacts people, relationships, even entire countries. As a child in a missionary family serving in West Africa and Malawi, Palmer Chinchen witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of civil war, pandemics, and extreme poverty and hunger. And in such moments, it can seem like God is asleep while the world spins out of control. Chinchen believes that while pain may not always make sense, it’s vital that we develop a Christian response to suffering. Drawing from powerful Scripture and his unique world experiences, Chinchen fearlessly tackles the big questions: Where is God when life hurts? When will this pain stop? Why do innocent people suffer? Through Chinchen’s insights that encourage, comfort, and offer hope you’ll be inspired to respond to a hurting world as you connect with the compassionate heart of a God who can’t sleep.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A former missionary kid in Liberia and now pastor in Arizona, Chinchen (True Religion) writes an all-in book about life lived full-on. This is not your father's theodicy; it aims higher than chirpy preacher platitudes and tells the stories of people in international settings from Haiti to Liberia who embody God's goodness to overcome evil in the world. Chinchen's chapter on heaven is powerful and moving, interweaving the little that Scripture has to say about it with God's "snapshots" of heaven on earth. His writing is low on religious sap and backed up with life experience. His fresh voice is as good as Rob Bell's or Donald Miller's, but a cut above them theologically, and he offers more authentic global stories to boot. The 20- and 30-something generation will devour this one like termites in a lumberyard. This isn't the next Blue Like Jazz; it's better. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434704009
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 652,748
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Palmer Chinchen is an engaging communicator who speaks with unique authority on the need for a Christian response to affliction and injustice. Drawing on his years of experience in Africa, he pulls the listener into the fabric of his message and creates a new passion in Christ-followers for responding to a hurting world. He is pastor of The Grove in Chandler, Arizona; he holds a PhD from Trinity International University in Illinois and a MA from Biola University.

 

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Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Part I Dark Nights 19

1 Darkness 21

2 Boulevard of Broken Dreams 31

3 Dark Night of the Soul 47

4 Silent Nights 59

Part II Gray Days 73

5 Dirty Little Secrets 77

6 Fear Locker 87

7 The War of Fog 103

8 The Hand in Front of Your Face 115

Selah 129

9 You 131

10 Mercy Drops 145

Part III Bright Mornings 159

11 Désolé 165

12 Take Her Back 173

13 Heal Over 183

14 Hold On 193

Merci 205

15 Daylight 207

Notes 225

Scripture References 235

Discover More Online: 237

About the Back Cover Photograph 239

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    A great resource!

    This book truly challenged me, in a good way. The author brilliantly blends the miracle of Gods mercy, grace & love with powerful true stories of people facing huge pain, suffering and devastating circumstances. An inspiring resource for people needing practical guidance in how to endure and even thrive amid huge trials. A refreshingly straightforward honest approach to a tough topic! Thanks for the reality check I needed!!

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