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Winner of the Gold Medallion Award and an inspirational best-seller for over twenty years, Where is God When it Hurts? Has been revised and updated by the author to explore the many important issues that have arisen during that time. Sensitive and caring, this unique book discusses pain–physical, emotional, and spiritual–and helps us understand why we suffer from it and how to cope with our own and that of others. Using examples from the Bible as well as the author’s personal experiences, this expanded edition speaks to everyone for whom life sometimes doesn’t make sense. Philip Yancey can help us discover how to reach out to someone in pain even when we don’t know what to say. It shows us how we can learn to accept without blame, anger, or fear that which we cannot understand.
About the Author
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Learn more at philipyancey.com
‘What a book. A masterpiece. Complete, moving without waxing sentimental. Not the kind of book you’d expect to be unable to put down, but just that.’ – Jerry Jenkins
‘I started to read it thinking I was going to read a pleasant little easy-to-read book on the subject of pain; I finished feeling as if I had read a classic. It probes aspects of pain that C. S. Lewis never touches and draws upon the lives of suffering saints from John Donne to Joni Eareckson Tada. But I was most impressed with Philip’s honesty and willingness to admit the inadequacy of words to unravel problems that go back to the patriarch Job.’ – William J. Petersen
‘I’ve read everything I can get my hands on about the problems of pain and evil, and this book is the clearest, most practical thing I’ve read.’ – Keith Miller
‘If I expected to find inside a shallow theoretical treatise unworthy of such a profound question, that’s not what I found…by the time you get to the end of these chapters your heart is crying out, ‘Thank you, God, for pain!” – Paul Harvey
‘One of the most helpful treatments of the problem of evil that I’ve ever read…on a level that really speaks to people. If I were looking around for something to give individuals who are going through travail or difficulty, this is the book I’d recommend.’ – Dr. Vernon Grounds
‘I know firsthand that pain and paralysis sometimes seem to push away the presence of God. To ask ‘Where Is God When It Hurts?’ is honest, reasonable even. And thank the Lord, Philip puts our questions into perspective, helping us find out exactly where God really is when we hurt.’ – Joni Eareckson Tada