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Where Is God When It Hurts?

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Philip Yancey's updating of his modern classic answers questions about how to come to terms with the tough times in your life.

If there is a loving God, then why is it that … ?  You’ve heard that question, perhaps 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?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Award and an inspirational best-seller for over twenty years, Where is God When it Hurts? has been revised and updated by Philip Yancey to explore the many important issues that have arisen during that time.  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.  And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn’t know what to say.

"As I look back on my first real book, I shudder that I had the audacity to tackle one of the most daunting theological questions, the problem of pain, in my late twenties. Yet suffering was one of the impediments to my faith, and it poses questions that confront all of us at some point.  This was a book I could not not write.  Thirteen years after its initial publication, I went back and revised it in view of all I had learned since.

I have heard from hundreds of readers since then and it astonishes me that even now sincere Christians spread guilt and confusion instead of comfort when tragedy strikes.  I hope this book sounds a different note, presenting “a God of all comfort,” in Paul’s phrase."-Philip Yancey

Contributor(s) Philip Yancey
About the Contributor(s) Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Learn more at



UPC 025986214371
ISBN-10 0310214378
ISBN-13 9780310214373
Release Date Feb 27, 1997
Weight (lbs) 0.3200
Height 6.75
Width 4.13
Length 304
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $7.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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