Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. In Disappointment with God, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn’t always do what we think he’s supposed to do. Insightful and deeply.

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Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way. This insightful and deeply personal book witj to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life.

Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. Can I be loved by creatures whom I have not programmed to adore me forever?

He keeps it simple reading for any level of religious beliefs, whether you’re Disappointmeny or not. I appreciate his honesty and his willingness to dive into these topics though. I have to say I have been looking for answers and this did not really give me one, but I guess that’s because there may be no answer. Re-creation involves us; we are, in fact, at the center of his plan Further, it seems to come about as a wager between God and Satan. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

And he’s certainly not shy about his own background and influences, so if you’re offended by authors like C. That comment on a bet leads me to the next part of this dissertation because that is the main theme that runs through the book of Job, to which Yancey dedicates the second part of his book.

It is also my opinion that Mr. Basically, as a lot of pastors have suggested, the thing about the Book of Job is that we see what is happening to Job from a heavenly point of view. See all reviews.


In the end it boils down to a decision; Be disappointed with Him or be disappointed without him. To ask other readers questions about Phili with Godplease sign up. However, I do believe they missed the point. Anyway, I believe that Yancy has tackled this topic superbly because I believe that he outlines the situation quite well. The major part I most admired about this book is the author’s honesty.

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All these while I remain sceptical about how people around me define faith and prayer, as if those who are broken a I’ve learnt so much from this book. See all Editorial Reviews.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. That response never once occurred to Job.

Since deserts are well known for their lack of food and water, he then miraculously makes bread and meat appear, as well as arranging for water to gush out of a rock. Yancey has more foresight and intuition than disapplintment other persons of faith? The problem with pain is that it will always philp a problem– something that will always makes us uncomfortable whether we are experiencing it or witnessing it.

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Mind you, if you want to write a Christian book that explains Christianity without offending anybody then, well, you might as well look for another topic to tackle because whatever way you approach the topic you are going to offend somebody. The foundation for all of his points comes from the book of Jonah, which was already my favorite Old Testament book. Jaded, cynical at times.

He takes the reader through the history of mankind, from the OT when God was manifesting Himself day and night, to when Christ came in the flesh, to the age of the Holy Spirit. I did get to understand better- and have a new perspective on the Bible and the stories told in there, and this has prompted me to read the Bible again, by going through each story and taking in details that I was oblivious of.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Disappointment with God tackles the problem of pain in a powerful way. His attempt actually turns eerie downright creepy when Yancy imagines himself as God questioning in his mind whether or not man would obey when created. Get to Know Us. Yancey expects certain things of his readers: The question of suffering is one of those questions that has plagued humanity for centuries, though I must say that the short if unempathetic answer to that question is ‘if there was no suffering then we would be in heaven already’.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I’d say the first part was certainly the stronger, perhaps due to the novelty of thinking ab Philip Yancey engages the perennial puzzler of an all-good, all-powerful God that allows all manner of seemingly senseless tragedies and misfortunes to befall the world he has created.

I’m sure you have heard of the term Trophy Wife. What if I create beings in My own image as a Creator, beings who are free?