Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good?by R.C. Sproul
Covers all aspects of divine providence. Written for all who face the hard questions of providence in the concrete arena of faith, "this book is an effort to face those issues and questions that arise with regard to God’s providence," Sproul writes. "It is designed to look at the question of providence, not only from a doctrinal viewpoint, but chiefly from an examination of concrete experiences of flesh-and-blood people whose lives and struggles are recorded for us in sacred Scripture.”
Meet the Author
R. C. Sproul (Drs, Free University of Amsterdam) is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He has written more than sixty books, including The Holiness of God, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, Chosen by God, What Is Reformed Theology?, The Glory of Christ, The Mystery of the Holy Spirit, and Getting the Gospel Right. He is also general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, which has been published with the New King James Version and the English Standard Version. Dr. Sproul was professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale until 2004 and, before that, taught at Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, and teaches on the national daily radio program Renewing Your Mind.
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This book really looks at the biblical doctrine of providence. It is written for a lay person, but not insulting and fluffy. Dr. Sproul does not try to give easy answer for the hard questions. He gives sound biblical answers, even though they can be hard to swallow. The first chapter really sets the tone for the book. God does use temporal punishment for his people as per the first chapter. All the things, both good and bad, are on some level the providence of God. We do have a freedom, but only in as much as God allows. God is sovereign in all things or He is not Sovereign at all. Definitely an opposing to view for those who preach that God only gives good to children and those who believe that God gives us complete control over our choices.
As usual, R C Sproul is superb in his analysis of this topic. He has trmendous insight and uses flawless logic to present his case. This book is for the serious student, as well as new Christians who struggle with the question of why things happen to them.