When God Weeps When God Weeps

When God Weeps

Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty

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Publisher Description

A must-read for anyone who has ever asked God, "Why me?"

It's easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes--especially seemingly senseless suffering--we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

In the midst of suffering, we often question the very foundation of our faith--our belief in the God who says he loves us. Since our trust and obedience rest on God's character, the questions that life's tragedies force us to face are difficult, even frightening:
Who is God?Can he really be trusted?What are his purposes in the face of suffering?If he can stop suffering, why doesn't he?
Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived in a wheelchair for more than thirty years, and Steve Estes, a pastor and one of Joni's closest friends, explore the answers. When God Weeps is not so much a book about suffering as it is about God. It tackles tough questions about heaven and hell, horrors and hardships, and why God allows suffering in this life.

Through a panoramic overview of what the Bible says about suffering, the authors make clear who God is, why he permits so much heartache and pain, and how it is we can trust him. With both a practical edge and heartfelt warmth, When God Weeps offers dependence on his love and mercy in spite of our doubts, fears, longings, and questions.

Religion & Spirituality
June 22

Customer Reviews

mcmjd ,

Changed my life

Oh suffering....why are we so afraid of it. This book has given me all the understanding and peace I was looking for. Please please please read this. The biggest revelation this book has given me is that God indeed is aware and involved in my suffering!!! It is NOT because this is a broken world and oh well just look forward to Heaven....but HE wants to use my suffering in my everyday life! There is purpose! There is a reason to live on this earth with intent and revelation!

MKWick ,

A Solid Theological Look at Suffering

I purchased this book and A Step Further 2.5 years ago for my wife's 34th birthday. These books are not exactly what you call fun books, but I felt they were appropriate gifts considering what we were dealing with at the time. I did not enjoy this book as much as A Step Further, but comparing these books is like comparing apples to oranges. This is more of a theological book that answers deep and thought-provoking questions such as: If God is loving, why is there suffering? What's the difference between permitting something and ordaining it? When bad things happen, who's behind them - God or the devil? Joni and Steve explore God's heart, His future hope for us, and the work it accomplishes in our lives today. I would recommend this Gold Medallion Award winner to anyone who wants answers to why life is full of hurt.

Pretty goodish amazinggggg ,

When God Weeps

The finest book on suffering I have ever read. Once you read this you don't need another. It's theologically strong and interesting and easy reading. It's a serious book on a difficult subject. Scripture references are excellent.

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