Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Where is God?" by Dr. John Townsend

Where is God?
by Dr. John Townsend

Snack of choice:
Peanut Butter and Celery

Story behind the story:
This book is the second one I received from Thomas Nelson publishers blogging network, now known as

Story Line:
“Finding His presence, purpose, and power in difficult times” is the official mantra of the book. John Townsend, co-author of the bestseller “Boundaries,” brings his reader on his journey to Antarctica, a perfect picture of God’s wonder and yet an equally awe reaction to the complete desolation of the place. This journey is what moves us forward in relationship with God – moving from a place of fear to a relationship of hope.

The Real Story:
I’ve been looking for a book that I could point others to and feel confident in the material. This is that book. Solidly based in Scriptural principles (which weren’t just references, but texts), He allows for the big question, “Where is God?” While others might feel unspiritual asking this question, Dr. Townsend treads through it with confidence. He does this not because he doubts, but because he believes. He points others to relationship with God, not simply an outward display. He begins with our search for meaning in suffering and why it occurs. I love the way he writes about the three sources of suffering (excellent stuff!). He urges you to build relationship with others who are “safe” and trustworthy. This book is a great tool to work through in a practical way the troubles that we will all inevitably face – with HOPE in CHRIST!  

Check out:
“Disappointment with God” by Phillip Yancy
and “Job” as behind the scenes story of troubles. 

6 out 5 hopeful, but troubled people

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