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Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. In Disappointment with God, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn’t always do what we think he’s supposed to do. Insightful and deeply.

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This is the kind of book that I would recommend to friends who share the same questions. It asks questions like “Why do bad things happen to good people?

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I’d say the first part was certainly the stronger, perhaps due to the novelty of thinking about human history from God’s perspective. I was in a place of agonizing emotional pain and was being beat up by the enemy and the world so if you are going through that, hang in there and read this book. This book did challenge me at times, but overall I was blessed to not have to read this book because I was personally disappointed with God. Trivia About Disappointment wi Get to Know Us. But, as Yancey points out here, and in other parts of the bible, just because God is visible, is audible, and performs great and powerful feats of magic if you want to call it magic does not mean that we will all bow down and worship him and dedicate our lives to him.


Jun 30, Ti-Leigh Telford rated it it was amazing Shelves: Duncan Ndegwa Yes i have and i was humbled after being so mad with God. Customers who bought this item also bought. My angels love me unceasingly, but they can see Me at all times.

I can’t say that I feel better after having read this book or that my problems have disqppointment solved, but, from an apologetics perspective, I now have a lot more to think about and can draw on a lot of his disappointmrnt as I discuss trials and tribulations with my peers.

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I respect their opinions, whether I agree with them or not. He takes the reader through the history of mankind, from the OT when God was manifesting Himself day and night, to when Christ came in the flesh, to the age of the Holy Spirit. The Jesus I Never Knew. Jun 13, Linda B rated it it was ok. Philip Yancey did a thorough research job for this book’s sensitive topic. Philip Yancey points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. A lot of the discussion centers around the book of Job, with many quotations from other authors such as C.

Job felt the weight of God’s absence; but a look behind the curtain reveals that in one sense God had never been more present. I can’t make enough compliments about Philip Yancey.

Yancey presents his viewpoint simply as another human being with the same questions any of us might have. Amazon Disappintment Refurbished products with a warranty. And he’s certainly not shy about his own background and influences, so if you’re offended by authors like C. Why is God Silent; why does God not reveal himself; and why does God not act.


Although explanations can be little long windedthis book provides a better understanding of what faith is and what God really wants from us.

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Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. The indwelling life of Christ is what births endurance, faith, and hope. He also effectively tackles the the questions: Basically, if God were to return in two minutes time and obliterate everybody who has upset another person then, well, there will be nobody left because I assure you that we all have done something, whether intentionally or not, to upset another person and that is not going into the debate as to whether our actions were right or wrong.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I did get to understand better- and have a new perspective on the Bible and the stories told in there, and this has prompted me to read the Bible again, by going through each story and taking in details that I was vod of.

He tries to understand and listen to a question or situation first before he concludes about yaney it relates to a certain Bible character or passage.