Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

by Philip Yancey
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Disappointment with God 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me through my own pain and disappointment. It is true to Scripture and, in so doing, shows God from his own perspective rather than ours. Reading this book has helped to re-orient me to the One True God rather than the sugar daddy that I had thought I knew. I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with life, which can be so painful, and with the challenges to our faith that this painful life brings. It will turn you back to the God who loves you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not even all the way through the book and I've already purchased two other books for a few people who I know need encouraging! This book goes into detail on stories we've all heard before but in such a perspective I've never even thought of before. I am absolutely blown away by his directness and with the boldness in which he tackles the different questions we've all had a million times. It's so refreshing to finally know that our questions have been answered we just didn't dig far enough into the Bible ourselves to find them! God Bless !!!
Sajatey More than 1 year ago
At some time or another, we all experience God's silence. Philip Yancey does not sugar coat God's omnipotence in that He chooses when and if He will make His presence known or His voice heard. Disappointment With God is an excellent book that takes us through Job's disappointments and relates his experiences to ours today.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
Disappointment With God by Phillip Yancy Yancy's begins his book with examples of circumstances from several Christians who have suffered greatly and feel disappointed with or abandoned by God. The author chooses the situation of Richard, the person suffering the least of the examples (but a fellow author), to follow throughout the book. Using OT scriptures, Mr. Yancy tries to explain the mind of God. His attempt actually turns eerie (downright creepy) when Yancy imagines himself as God questioning in his mind whether or not man would obey when created. It is my opinion that Mr. Yancy conveys the message that those who are disappointed in God are pretenders. They are people who never had "real" faith so they never were true believers. Instead of helping a friend out of a spiritual depression, Mr. Yancy slapped him down and decided he just did not have enough faith. There was no compassion in the book for the suffering Christian. Mr. Yancy has his own experience being a pretender as he explains in the book that he deliberately pretended to be a Christian in college until one day he began praying out loud and "had a vision of Jesus". It is also my opinion that Mr. Yancy's answers in this book are no better than the callous conversations the friends of Job had for his sufferings. Mr. Yancy's questions in the book were: 1. Is God unfair? 2. Is God silent? 3. Is God hidden? My questions for Mr. Yancy are: 1. Are you trying to prove the old adage "Christians shoot their wounded"? 2. Do you have no compassion for a suffering Christian? 3. Did a tree have to die for this book? I would never recommend this book to a Christian who is going through trials.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yancey's fearless wrestling with the uncertainties of faith comes around once again in this book, which I discovered only recently. The beginnings of many of the points he explores in later writings are here. The reassurance that God still reigns, even in our darkest times, has touched me deeply at this time in my life. As he says in this book: 'Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.' The illustration about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is exceptional! The concluding story about his father is so poignant that I could barely read it. Each time I finish one of his books, I have a new marker on my faith journey. God is honoring now--and will honor in eternity--Yancey's transparency and honesty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Philip Yancey touches some of the deepest thoughts and struggles Christians battle. As the smoke clears his considerations are spot on. If you've followed Jesus for any length of time this is a must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I brought the book to give as a gift to someone and some of the pages fell out! poorly made!
RHSTX More than 1 year ago
Disappointment With God is just another book in a long line of books presenting apologies (defenses) for God. One looks for real questions and real answers... but there are none... sorry to disappoint!