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Why?: Making Sense of God's Will

Adam Hamilton

Why?: Making Sense of God's Will

Adam Hamilton

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When the ground shakes, and a poor nation 's economy is destroyed; whenthe waters rise, washing away a community 's hopes and dreams; when a child suffersneglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God If God is allpowerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allowtragedy and suffering to infest his creation

When we lift ourprayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the willof God for our lives, yet can't seem to discern it; when God seems far away; whereis God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, whyis finding and understanding God's will so difficult at times? InWhy? Making Sense of God's Will best-selling author AdamHamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the willof God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresseshow we can comprehend God 's plan for the world and ourselves. Chapters include: 1. Why Do the Innocent Suffer? 2. Why Do MyPrayers Go Unanswered? 3. Why Can'tI See God's Will for My Life? 4. Why God'sLove Prevails When it comes to the weightiestproblems for our faith, like suffering and unanswered prayers and God 's will, philosophers don t get the job done for me. But thoughtful pastors do. For me, theone thoughtful pastor who offers wisdom for our deepest questions is Adam Hamilton.This book is a rare gift and the kind of book that needs to be close at hand for allChristians. This book proves theology has to be done by pastors. ScotMcKnight, author of A Community Called Atonement

As someone for whom the Christian answers I grew up with failed tosatisfy the troubling questions of my adulthood, I deeply appreciate Adam Hamilton sthoughtful book Why? I recommend this book to anyone who longsto leave behind simplistic answers and discover a God who invites them into acollaborative process of bringing redemption, love and hope to a world in desperateneed. Lynne Hybels, author of Nice Girls Don t Change theWorld Unlike many Christian writers thesedays, Adam Hamilton does actually make sense of God 's will. This is a profoundlysatisfying treatment of common misconceptions about God. Everyone who asks Why when confronted with evil, innocent suffering, unanswered prayers, and failure toperceive God 's will should read this book. Roger Olson, author ofQuestions to All Your Answers



- Publisher When the ground shakes, and a poor nation's economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community's hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation?

When we lift our prayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the will of God for our lives, yet can't seem to discern it; when God seems far away; where is God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, why is finding and understanding God's will so difficult at times?

In Why? Making Sense of God's Will best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresses how we can comprehend God's plan for the world and ourselves.

Chapters include:
1. Why Do the Innocent Suffer?
2. Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered?
3. Why Can't I See God's Will for My Life?
4. Why God's Love Prevails

When it comes to the weightiest problems for our faith, like suffering and unanswered prayers and God's will, philosophers don't get the job done for me. But thoughtful pastors do. For me, the one thoughtful pastor who offers wisdom for our deepest questions is Adam Hamilton. This book is a rare gift and the kind of book that needs to be close at hand for all Christians. This book proves theology has to be done by pastors.
-Scot McKnight, author of A Community Called Atonement

As someone for whom the 'Christian answers' I grew up with failed to satisfy the troubling questions of my adulthood, I deeply appreciate Adam Hamilton's thoughtful book Why? I recommend this book to anyone who longs to leave behind simplistic answers and discover a God who invites them into a collaborative process of bringing redemption, love and hope to a world in desperate need.
-Lynne Hybels, author of Nice Girls Don't Change the World

Unlike many Christian writers these days, Adam Hamilton does actually make sense of God's will. This is a profoundly satisfying treatment of common misconceptions about God. Everyone who asks 'Why?' when confronted with evil, innocent suffering, unanswered prayers, and failure to perceive God's will should read this book.
-Roger Olson, author of Questions to All Your Answers


- Publisher

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When the ground shakes, and a poor nation 's economy is destroyed; whenthe waters rise, washing away a community 's hopes and dreams; when a child suffersneglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God If God is allpowerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allowtragedy and suffering to infest his creation

When we lift ourprayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the willof God for our lives, yet can't seem to discern it; when God seems far away; whereis God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, whyis finding and understanding God's will so difficult at times? InWhy? Making Sense of God's Will best-selling author AdamHamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the willof God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresseshow we can comprehend God 's plan for the world and ourselves. Chapters include: 1. Why Do the Innocent Suffer? 2. Why Do MyPrayers Go Unanswered? 3. Why Can'tI See God's Will for My Life? 4. Why God'sLove Prevails When it comes to the weightiestproblems for our faith, like suffering and unanswered prayers and God 's will, philosophers don t get the job done for me. But thoughtful pastors do. For me, theone thoughtful pastor who offers wisdom for our deepest questions is Adam Hamilton.This book is a rare gift and the kind of book that needs to be close at hand for allChristians. This book proves theology has to be done by pastors. ScotMcKnight, author of A Community Called Atonement

As someone for whom the Christian answers I grew up with failed tosatisfy the troubling questions of my adulthood, I deeply appreciate Adam Hamilton sthoughtful book Why? I recommend this book to anyone who longsto leave behind simplistic answers and discover a God who invites them into acollaborative process of bringing redemption, love and hope to a world in desperateneed. Lynne Hybels, author of Nice Girls Don t Change theWorld Unlike many Christian writers thesedays, Adam Hamilton does actually make sense of God 's will. This is a profoundlysatisfying treatment of common misconceptions about God. Everyone who asks Why when confronted with evil, innocent suffering, unanswered prayers, and failure toperceive God 's will should read this book. Roger Olson, author ofQuestions to All Your Answers


- Publisher

When the ground shakes, and a poor nation's economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community's hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation?

When we lift our prayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the will of God for our lives, yet can't seem to discern it; when God seems far away; where is God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, why is finding and understanding God's will so difficult at times?

In Why? Making Sense of God's Will best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresses how we can comprehend God's plan for the world and ourselves.

Chapters include:
1. Why Do the Innocent Suffer?
2. Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered?
3. Why Can't I See God's Will for My Life?
4. Why God's Love Prevails

When it comes to the weightiest problems for our faith, like suffering and unanswered prayers and God's will, philosophers don't get the job done for me. But thoughtful pastors do. For me, the one thoughtful pastor who offers wisdom for our deepest questions is Adam Hamilton. This book is a rare gift and the kind of book that needs to be close at hand for all Christians. This book proves theology has to be done by pastors.
-Scot McKnight, author of A Community Called Atonement

As someone for whom the 'Christian answers' I grew up with failed to satisfy the troubling questions of my adulthood, I deeply appreciate Adam Hamilton's thoughtful book Why? I recommend this book to anyone who longs to leave behind simplistic answers and discover a God who invites them into a collaborative process of bringing redemption, love and hope to a world in desperate need.
-Lynne Hybels, author of Nice Girls Don't Change the World

Unlike many Christian writers these days, Adam Hamilton does actually make sense of God's will. This is a profoundly satisfying treatment of common misconceptions about God. Everyone who asks 'Why?' when confronted with evil, innocent suffering, unanswered prayers, and failure to perceive God's will should read this book.
-Roger Olson, author of Questions to All Your Answers

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in the country, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly identified him as one of the top "Ten People to Watch." Hamilton is the author of Confronting the Controversies, Making Love Last a Lifetime, Unleashing the Word, Leading Beyond the Walls, Selling Swimsuits in the Arctic, and Christianity and World Religions, all by Abingdon Press.

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  • Catalogue Code 331665
  • Product Code 9781426714788
  • ISBN 1426714785
  • EAN 9781426714788
  • Pages 99
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Dimensions 175 x 127 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.118kg

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