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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Maurice England Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“If there is a loving God, then why is it that…?” 

You’ve heard that question, perhaps even asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order our suffering? Does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance?

In this Gold Medallion Award–winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. Philip Yancey can help us discover how to reach out to someone—even when we don’t know what to say.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark | 2/18/2014

    " Thanks Philip you have although not your intention convinced me there is no God. At least not the loving heavenly Father that the bible, church and Christians think he is. Appreciate your insights but life experienced contradicts the reasons you tried your best to offer. God should thank you for defending him but I quite doubt he cares at all about you or the world if He exists at all in the manner the church thru the lens of the bible thinks. ............Pg 245 the fact that Jesus came to earth where he suffered and died does not remove pain from our lives (ok then what is the fuss all about. The cross the thorns and all)...But it does show that God did not sit idly by and watch us suffer in isolation ..( o ok thanks alot but that does not help me, helloooo) what kind of God is it ? Not only cannot help but came to suffer along ??!! So ?? .........Pg 248. All of this objectors missed the main point of the gospel, that in some mysterious ways (that word again) it was God himself who came on earth and died. God was not up there watching the tragic events conspire down here. God was in Christ....(ok, so is the father the son ?? Christ is actually the God the Father but disguised as the son....wow brilliant !!) well done....more theology ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/13/2014

    " I heard Philip Yancey speak several years ago in Exeter, and found it fascinating ti listen to his ideas. One thing he said has really stuck with me. He said he doesn't write books because he has the answers, but because he wants to ask the questions. I find it very refreshing to follow his thought process, and sometimes not necessarily reach a conclusion, but rather to ask the questions with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barb | 2/11/2014

    " I have read this book but it has been quite some time since I did so. I think I need to re-read it. There seems to be a lot of pain in our world lately, "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Victor Sianghio | 1/31/2014

    " I got lost in the book. The first few chapters talked about pain. This doesnt show the connection to the title. I was hoping that it would be more of a spiritual book; but it didnt really show itself to be as such. It didnt really show its difference with other books that talked about death. "

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