Why? by Adam Hamilton
Making Sense of God's Will

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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. "When it comes to the weightiest problems for our faith, like suffering
and unanswered prayers and God's will, philosophers don't get the job done for me.
But thoughtful pastors do. For me, the one thoughtful pastor who offers wisdom for
our deepest questions is Adam Hamilton. This book is a rare gift and the kind of
book that needs to be close at hand for all Christians. This book proves theology
has to be done by pastors."-Scot McKnight, author of A Community Called Atonement
"As someone for whom the 'Christian answers' I grew up with failed to satisfy the
troubling questions of my adulthood, I deeply appreciate Adam Hamilton's thoughtful
book Why? I recommend this book to anyone who longs to leave behind simplistic
answers and discover a God who invites them into a collaborative process of bringing
redemption, love and hope to a world in desperate need."-Lynne Hybels, author of
Nice Girls Don't Change the World "Unlike many Christian writers these days, Adam
Hamilton does actually make sense of God's will. This is a profoundly satisfying
treatment of common misconceptions about God. Everyone who asks 'Why?' when
confronted with evil, innocent suffering, unanswered prayers, and failure to
perceive God's will should read this book."-Roger Olson, author of Questions to All
Your Answers

About Adam Hamilton

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Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. A master at explaining difficult questions of faith in a down-to-earth fashion, he is the author of numerous books.
Published October 1, 2010 by Abingdon Press. 96 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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