The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of the Faith
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The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of the Faith  -     By: Christopher J.H. Wright

The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of the Faith

Zondervan / 2016 / Paperback

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If we are honest, we have to admit that there are many things we don't understand about God. We do not have final answers to the deep problems of life, and those who say they do are probably living in some degree of delusion. There are areas of mystery in our Christian faith that lie beyound the keenest scholarship or even the most profound spiritual practices.

For many people, these problems raise so many questions and uncertainties that faith itself becomes a struggle, and the very person and character of God are called into question.

Chris Wright encourages us to face up to the limitations of our understanding and to acknowledge the pain and grief they can often cause. But like the psalmist in Psalm 73, he wants us to be able to say, "But that's all right. God is ulmtimately in charge and I can trust him to put things right. Meanwhile, I will stay near to my God, make him my refuge, and go on telling of his deeds."

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Title: The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of the Faith
By: Christopher J.H. Wright
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 0310530709
ISBN-13: 9780310530701
Stock No: WW530702

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Many Christians believe that they have to understand everything about their faith for that faith to be genuine. This isn't true.

There are many things we don't understand about God, His Word, and His works. And this is actually one of the greatest things about the Christian faith: that there are areas of mystery that lie beyond the keenest scholarship or even the most profound spiritual exercises. Sadly, for many people these problems raise so many questions and uncertainties that faith itself becomes a struggle.

But questions, and even doubts, are part of faith.

Chris Wright encourages us to face the limitations of our understanding and to acknowledge the pain and grief they can often cause. In The God I Don't Understand, he focuses on four of the most mysterious subjects in the Bible and reflects upon why it's important to ask questions without having to provide the answer:

  1. The problem of evil and suffering.
  2. The genocide of the Canaanites.
  3. The cross and the crucifixion.
  4. The end of the world. 

 

"However strongly we believe in divine revelation, we must acknowledge both that God has not revealed everything and that much of what he has revealed is not plain. It is because Dr. Wright confronts biblical problems with a combination of honesty and humility that I warmly commend this book." —John Stott

Author Bio

Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is Global Ambassador for the Langham Partnership International. His many books include Hearing the Message of Ecclesiastes, Hearing the Message of Daniel, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Deuteronomy (Understanding the Bible Commentary), Salvation Belongs to Our God, The Mission of God, The God I Don't Understand, and The Mission of God's People. Chris and his wife Liz, who have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, live in London, UK, and belong to All Souls Church, Langham Place.

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