Saturday, June 25, 2011


When the ground shakes, and a poor nation’s economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community’s hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation?

When we lift our prayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the will of God for our lives, yet can't seem to discern it; when God seems far away; where is God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, why is finding and understanding God's will so difficult at times?

In Why? Making Sense of God's Will best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresses how we can comprehend God’s plan for the world and ourselves.

My thoughts...

This is an excellent book for study, an easy read with only 98 pages but Why? is one of those that you will read again.
Hamilton quickly gets to those questions everyone asks... Why do we suffer? and Does everything happen for a reason?

He challenges the reader to see God as a parent, guiding, helping, and always being there for His children. Things work for the best, we may not see it but God does. His plan is in place and His will shall be done. Hamilton gives us realistic answers, opens our eyes to help us see the bigger picture.

I enjoyed this book tremendously and give it 5 stars.

I received a kindle copy of this book free from Abingdon Press in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Why?
SubTitle: Making Sense of God's Will
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Imprint: The United Methodist Publishing House
Pub Date: 04/01/2011
ISBN: 9781426714788

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