Isn't God supposed to bless his people? In one horrible year, Chin and his wife experienced burglaries, a miscarriage, a failed church plant---and, worst of all, Carol's diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer. Learn how he came to grips with the reality of suffering, was strengthened by it, and discovered the untamable goodness of God. 240 pages, softcover from Bethany.
It took thirty years to build Peter's faith, but only three months to knock it down.
When Peter Chin moved his family into an inner-city neighborhood to plant a church, he was sure he was doing what God wanted. But in the span of a few months his family experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage, a break-in at their home, a breast cancer diagnosis, and the termination of their health insurance. Why would God allow these things to happen?
But God had one more surprise prepared for the Chins: a child, conceived in the most unlikely and dangerous of circumstances, through whom Peter would realize that although God's ways were wild and strange, they were always good.
Filled with twists and turns, deep insights, and surprising humor, Blindsided by God explores the reality of suffering, the mystery of God's ways, and why, even in the darkest times, there's always reason for hope.
Peter Chin is a pastor and columnist for Christianity Today, and his work in multiethnic and urban churches has been featured by NPR, CBS, and the Washington Post. He pastors Rainier Avenue Church, a multiethnic congregation located in one of the most diverse zip codes of the country, and lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Carol, and their five children. Learn more at www.peterwchin.com.
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