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An honest approach to a difficult subject
on 5 January 2001
I was quite sceptical when I read this book, expecting all the usual Christian cliches. I didn't find them!
The first part of the book starts with three questions which so many Christians ask, Why does God seem unfair, why does God seem silent and why does God seem hidden.
Philip Yancey takes you on a journey from the Old Testament to the Cross through to now, examining these three questions and how God has related to humanity. He draws inspiration from the Bible (in a non-cringy way) and from secular writings.
In the second part of the book, Yancey draws this all together and looks at how Christians can respond, using Job as one example among many.
The book is clear, honest, challenging and a very easy read. If you have ever asked the three questions then I recommend you read this book.