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Acts of God: Why Does God Allow So Much Pain?by Bob Russell
Synopses & Reviews
"Why God? Why did you let this happen? Why do you allow so much pain?" Be it a job loss, illness, or loss of a spouse or child, these are questions we've all had. It's as much a cry as a question; a wound; a shout of betrayal of all the rules of life and fairness as you knew them.
Bob Russell offers no trite platitudes to answer the questions in Acts of God, the accompaniment book to the Acts of God videos and curriculum. Instead, through the biblical story of Joseph, he provides assurance that we are in a bigger story than the pain, suffering, and trials tell us we're in.
Whether you're in the middle of suffering, processing something from your past, or seeking answers to the suffering you see around you, Acts of God shows a way back to hope; hope in God that brings hope to our circumstances.
"Sooner or later, just like the rest of us, you'll ask The Question:
'Why, God? Why did You let this happen?'"
Bob Russell has seen it all. From a tragedy in his childhood church, to broken families among those he has loved as a pastor, to a world torn by war and injustice. Why?
But he thinks we're asking the wrong question. Rather, we should be asking Who? Who is God, and what is He doing as our hearts are hurting?
With compassion and wisdom, Bob Russell helps you turn your Why? into Who?-and lead you to the God who can be trusted.
About the Author
BOB RUSSELL At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups. An accomplished author, Bob has written over one-dozen books.Bob and his wife Judy of 47 years have two married sons, Rusty and Phil. In his leisure time he enjoys playing golf and is an avid University of Louisville football and basketball fan.
Table of Contents
1. Why, God? Facing Life's Toughest Question.
2. Night Vision: Finding Light When All Seems Dark.
3. Suffer the Children:Where is God in a Hurting Home?
4. Bless This Mess: Hope for Troubled Homes.
5. Trials and Temptations: Where is God When the Enemy Attacks?
6. Storm-Proof: Weathering Life's Dark Moments.
7. Bearing the Wait: Why Is It Taking So Long?
8. Time-Tested: The Secret of Outlasting Long Term Discouragement.
9. Blessing and Testing: How Does God Use Good Times?
10. Redeeming the Time: Making the Most of Sunny Seasons.
11. When the Bad Guys Win: Why Won't God Punish the Wicked?
12. Pardon Our Dust: Why Must Aging Be Such a Trial?
Epilogue: Beyond This Veil of Tears
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