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Compact Guide to the Christian Lifeby Karen Lee-thorp
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Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us. But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. And before long, we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives.
Adversity is hard to endure and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child? Grappling with His concern for us we ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?”
In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God. As you begin to explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you’ll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely—even when life hurts.
A source of instant information on the Christian faith and how it applies to life in the modern world.
It's easy to trust God when things go your way, but what about when things go wrong?
In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Navigator author Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on God’s sovereignty. The revelations changed his life.
In Trusting God, he shares the scope of God’s power to help you come to know Him better, have a relationship with Him, and trust Him more—even when unjust things happen.
Tragedy, grief, loss, and death are part of life. Discover how Trusting God can reveal biblical truths about God.
Also available: Trusting God Discussion Guide
A wealth of wisdom on the Christian life-at your fingertips! A Compact Guide to the Christian Life is an instant source of information on the Christian faith and how it applies to life in the modern world. By providing highly relevant, concise explanations of how Christianity works in practice, this Compact Guide will give you immediate access to information otherwise buried in lengthy commentaries and reference books. Over 100 topics are covered, including: Prayer • The Bible • Important Doctrines • God’s Will • Emotions • Friendships • Sex • Dating • Children • Money • Work • The Christian in Society • and many more. There’s even an alphabetized index of topics to help you find your way around. Whether you’re a new believer with dozens of questions about the Christian life, or a mature Christian who needs a quick reference tool, A Compact Guide to the Christian Life will prove to be a handy source of practical wisdom that’s easy to use.
About the Author
KAREN LEE-THORP is a freelance writer and former senior editor for NavPress Bible studies. She has written or co-written more than fifty books, workbooks, and study guides. She speaks from years of research on the Bible and women’s issues as well as from her own experience of God’s goodness in the face of incest, anorexia, and health challenges. She holds a BA from Yale University. Her books include Why Beauty Matters, the Doing Life Together series (Zondervan), the Revolutionary Parenting Workbook (Cook, with George Barna) and several volumes in the series Bringing the Bible to Life (Zondervan). She lives with her family in Southern California.
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