'Is anybody in charge around here?' 'Does anybody care about me?' The answer to both these questions is 'God', and that is the Christian doctrine of providence. In this easy-to-read book, Melvin Tinker brings home to us what that means in practice as we see God working our his purposes in our lives. There are no simple answers, but Mr Tinker can make hard things clear and help us to understand who is watching over us and why. Highly recommended.' --Gerald Bray, Research Professor, Beeson Divinity School
God's sovereign rule is complicated but crucial. Melvin Tinker steers us through with clarity and thoughtfulness, always keeping himself to what the Bible actually says rather than what we might want it to say. That faithfulness to Scripture, combined with pastoral sensitivity and application to life, makes this a most welcome and useful book --Graham Beynon, Grace Church, Cambridge, director of Training for East Anglia Ministry
About the Author
Melvin Tinker has served as Vicar of St John Newland since 1994, Melvin read Theology at Oxford University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall. He has previously been curate at Wetherby Parish Church, Chaplain to Keele University and vicar of All Hallows, Cheadle. As well as speaking around the country and abroad, Melvin is the author of over fifty published articles dealing with a wide range of subjects relating to ethics and theology.D. A. Carson
(PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There
and How Long, O Lord?
He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.