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When Prayers Aren't Answered: Opening the Heart and Quieting the Mind in Challenging Times

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In difficult times, many people turn to religion and spirituality for comfort, understanding, and meaning. But sometimes those belief systems seem ill-equipped to handle the intensity of human pain and suffering. Where does one find comfort when danger seems so pervasive, when disease, death, and injury strike with such randomness? When God’s power seems so limited, even w...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by New World Library
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Apr 09, 2009 Geri rated it 5 of 5 stars
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A great book for anyone who has ever struggled with loss,disappointment, anger, etc. and not believing that God is listening... It was a great book to read during Lent!
At one time or another, everyone experiences a really difficult time, one that threatens to pull them under. In our grief and pain, it is almost impossible not to question why. How could this happen? Why would God allow such pain and suffering? How could life be so cruel? What did I do to deserve this?

At times like this, prayers become heavy with emotion and urgency. We want God to make things right, fix this now, to prove that he is still listening. Sitting in pain, feeling vulnerable and isola...more
Wow what a great book! I first heard of John on Steve Maraboli radio show. Their interviews are incredible. I had to buy this book!!! Top 5 fav's. Thanks John!
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