Where Is God When it Hurts/What's So Amazing About Grace? [NOOK Book]

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Award-winning author Philip Yancey takes you for a soul-searching look at two of Christianity’s most important topics WHAT’S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE? In this critically acclaimed, bestselling book, Philip Yancey explores the church’s great distinctive—grace—at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, and if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Offering compelling, true ...

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Overview

Award-winning author Philip Yancey takes you for a soul-searching look at two of Christianity’s most important topics WHAT’S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE? In this critically acclaimed, bestselling book, Philip Yancey explores the church’s great distinctive—grace—at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, and if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Offering compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power, Yancey searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace? WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS? 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. In this 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 doesn’t know what to say.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310867074
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 92,322
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado.  Website: www.philipyancey.com


 


 

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Table of Contents

Where is God When it Hurts?

Preface 13

1 A Problem That Won't Go Away 17

Part 1 Why is there such a thing as Pain?

2 The Gift Nobody Wants 27

3 Painless Hell 39

4 Agony and Ecstasy 49

Part 2 Is Pain a Message from God?

5 The Groaning Planet 63

6 What Is God Trying to Tell Us? 77

7 Why are we Here? 89

8 Arms too Short to Box with God 105

Part 3 How People Respond to Suffering

9 After the Fall 119

10 On My Feet Dancing 133

11 Other Witnesses 145

12 Extreme Cases 155

Part 4 How can we Cope with Pain?

13 Frontiers of Recovery 169

14 Fear 177

15 Helplessness 189

16 Meaning 201

17 Hope 213

Part 5 How does Faith help?

18 Seeing for Himself 227

19 The Rest of the Body 241

20 A Whole New World Outside 251

Discussion Guide 265

Sources 283

Acknowledgments 291

1 The Last Best Word 295

Part 1 How Sweet the Sound

2 Babette's Feast: A Story 303

3 A World Without Grace 313

4 Lovesick Father 329

5 The New Math of Grace 343

Part 2 Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace

6 Unbroken Chain: A Story 359

7 An Unnatural Act 367

8 Why Forgive? 379

9 Getting Even 393

10 The Arsenal of Grace 407

Part 3 Scent of Scandal

11 A Home for Bastards: A Story 425

12 No Oddballs Allowed 431

13 Grace-Healed Eyes 445

14 Loopholes 461

15 Grace Avoidance 477

Part 4 Grace Notes for a Deaf World

16 Big Harold: A Story 497

17 Mixed Aroma 509

18 Serpent Wisdom 523

19 Patches of Green 537

20 Gravity and Grace 555

Sources 567

About the Author 577

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