The Will of God: Answering the Hard Questions [NOOK Book]

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How are we to know the will of God? In this honest discussion, veteran pastor and theologian James C. Howell considers a number of issues relating to God's will, how it is known, how it is done, and how we respond when bad things happen and we feel God is absent or has turned away from us. In this sensitive presentation, Howell explores these questions and provides ways of recognizing the true things to which we can hold in the midst of hard times. Howell proceeds simply and practically to consider personal ...

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Overview

How are we to know the will of God? In this honest discussion, veteran pastor and theologian James C. Howell considers a number of issues relating to God's will, how it is known, how it is done, and how we respond when bad things happen and we feel God is absent or has turned away from us. In this sensitive presentation, Howell explores these questions and provides ways of recognizing the true things to which we can hold in the midst of hard times. Howell proceeds simply and practically to consider personal understandings of God, God's will for our lives, and ways in which God's will is lived. He reflects on what to do and believe when bad things happen, "why" they happen, and the quest for God in the midst of it all, recognizing that God's will is for good.

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With great courage, a Methodist pastor from North Carolina attempts to explain the will of God and the meaning of evil in fewer than 150 pages-a task that would have daunted Aquinas for a lifetime. For some collections.


—Graham Christian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611640021
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 556,206
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James C. Howell is pastor of the Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of a number of books including Discovering the Will of God: Answering the Hard Questions; The Beatitudes for Today; and Introducing Christianity: Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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Table of Contents

1 The God Who Wills 3

2 God's Will for Me 21

3 God's Will Undone 31

4 God's Will for Us 39

5 When Bad Things Happen 51

6 Why Bad Things Happen 61

7 Where Is God? 77

8 God's Will for Good 87

9 When God's Will Is Done 97

Notes 103

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