Why, God, Why?: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense [NOOK Book]

Overview


“Why do bad things happen?” 
“God, I don’t understand!” 
 
Heartbreak and loss happen to us all. On New Year’s Day, at the age of thirty-seven, Karen Jensen’s husband died suddenly in his bed, leaving her alone to raise two grieving boys and pastor a bewildered congregation.
 
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Why, God, Why?: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense

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Overview


“Why do bad things happen?” 
“God, I don’t understand!” 
 
Heartbreak and loss happen to us all. On New Year’s Day, at the age of thirty-seven, Karen Jensen’s husband died suddenly in his bed, leaving her alone to raise two grieving boys and pastor a bewildered congregation.
 
Despite her strong faith and love for God, she had some serious questions.
Has tragedy shaken the foundation of your life? Have you been blindsided by an event you never expected to face? What should we do when we’re going through the dark places in life?
 
…when we’ve lost everything?
…when we’re in pain?
…when we’re wondering why?  
 
With a mix of sharp insight and warm optimism, Karen skillfully combines experience and scripture to guide you through the land mines of doubt and confusion that come with loss. She then provides solid principles for moving forward past the pain and into a brighter future.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781621366119
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 7/29/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Sales rank: 666,051
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rev. Karen Jensen is an instructor at RHEMA Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and the editor and principal writer of the Connections alumni magazine. A professional writer for more than thirty years, she has ghostwritten for authors such as Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth W. Hagin, Richard and Lindsay Roberts, and Kate McVeigh. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Writer Karen Jensen is a traveling motivational speaker as well

    Writer Karen Jensen is a traveling motivational speaker as well as a professor at RHEMA Bible Training College in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. After her husband’s sudden death at the age of thirty-seven, Jensen became a single mom as well as the senior pastor at the church where she and her husband had previously pastored together. This traumatic experience of great loss gave Jensen a first-hand look at how a Christian should believe, question, and think about God when bad things happen in our lives, the subject of many of her studies and of the book Why God Why? What to do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.




    In her book, Jensen gives the believing reader permission to question God when things go wrong and we don’t understand why. Her primary analogy throughout the book is that of a stove, where questions can go into the front-burner pots, but when we are done asking they need to be moved to the back-burners so that we can go on living our lives on the front-burners, rather than stewing in the questions and being unable to move on. Each of the following chapter presents the reader with a “front-burner truth” about God and our circumstances, and suggests ways in which to put these truths into action in our lives.




    Because Jensen has experienced great loss herself, she provides insight into what a journey toward moving on might look like, as well as encouragements through stories of God’s provision for her and her sons. In some places, however, it might seem to someone who is struggling to have faith in God after loss that her experience was easier than theirs may be because she is so strong. In general, however, this book would probably have a positive influence on someone who is struggling with unexpected loss or great change in circumstance.

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