Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts

Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts

by Adam B. Dooley

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Overview

Written by a pastor and father who has walked a painful road, Hope When Life Unravels explores the encouraging, upside-down truths of the book of Job, and other key Bible passages, to remind us of the ways God is present in our pain.

Why does God allow suffering? And why does God seem to go silent when we're in pain? In Hope When Life Unravels, Dr. Adam Dooley, pastor and host of the daily radio broadcast A Better Way, searches for answers to our biggest questions about suffering as he shares his son Carson's story of battling leukemia.

Adam speaks openly about the gut-wrenching struggle his family endured for three years of life-threatening illness and how God met them in their hours of need—even when it wasn't in the ways they wanted. And, along with his own story, Adam takes readers through the story of Job, unpacking insights about God's character, his love, and how we can stay connected to him even during seasons of pain.

Both inspiring and comforting, Hope When Life Unravels invites us to draw closer to a God who is often active in our lives in times when we have trouble seeing him the most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310359272
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 377,530
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Adam Dooley and his wife, Heather, along with three sons and two daughters, live in Jackson, TN. He is the pastor of Englewood Baptist Church (ebcjackson.org) and the founder of A Better Way Ministries (adamdooley.org). His greatest passion is helping others apply the timeless truths of Scripture to our contemporary culture. Adam has degrees from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (BA) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv; Ph.D). Follow him @adambdooley.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 Who's Really to Blame for Our Suffering? 19

2 The Dark Side of God's Love 31

3 More Than You Can Bear 43

4 It's Not Always about You 59

5 Don't Waste Your Pain 69

6 Hanging On for Dear Life 83

7 Life with an Uninvited Guest 97

8 With Friends Like These 111

9 The Most Courageous Faith 129

10 The Answers You Weren't Looking For 143

11 Light at the End of the Tunnel 157

12 When the Dawn Breaks 169

13 Life Will Never Be the Same 179

Epilogue 187

Acknowledgments 191

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