Disappointment With God by Phillip Yancey offers a powerful look into the nature and character of God. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and chosen as Christianity Today’s Book of the Year, it addresses with candor the age old question:  Why does God allow suffering and setback?

Yancey writes:

Is God fair? Why doesn’t He consistently punish evil people and reward good people?
Why do awful things happen to people good and bad, with no discernible pattern?

He then teases us and asks us to imagine “a world designed so that we experience a mild jolt of pain with every sin and a tickle of pleasure with every act of virtue. Imagine a world in which every errant doctrine attracts a lightning bolt, while every repetition of the Apostle’s Creed stimulates our brains to produce an endorphin of pleasure.”

He takes us on a walk through Biblical history, showing us that this was, in fact, God’s experiment with the nation of Israel. And it failed because they failed.

Turning our attention to the story of Job, he unlocks the mystery that lay within those wonderful pages and the pennies begin to drop. (It was at this point that I put the book down, wept and worshiped.)

Phillip Yancey is a wise sage in our generation. Throughout this book he gives us the the big picture of a loving, faithful God who walks with us through the storm.

This powerful book is a must read for anyone who has ever doubted God’s faithfulness. It will serve as a tonic for the weary soul. It will relieve the pain of unanswered questions. Even if Yancey’s effort doesn’t provide the ultimate cure for our restless souls, he points us to the One who can.

One of my favorite’s, a HIGH Five stars and one I encourage every Christian to read.

Here is a short list of Phillip Yancey’s best books~

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Stasia is mother to six beautiful children and wife to a dedicated, loving husband.  They have served as a family together on the mission field on four continents for nearly 30 years.  Stasia’s passion is to share in true colors the grace of God in her life.  You can read more about her and the ministry of the Women’s Bible Cafe here.  If this article has blessed you in any small way, please consider showing your support by clicking subscribe in the upper right corner.  Copyright© 2015 Stasia Nielsen All Rights Reserved