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When Life Hurts: Understanding God's Place in Your Pain

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Pain calls our most basic beliefs about God into question. Philip Yancey's When Life Hurts addresses five major questions brought on by pain: Is God competent? Is He really so powerful? Is He fair? Why doesn't He seem to care about pain? And where is God when I need Him most? Yancey provides thought-provoking answers to questions faced by believers in their darkest moments ...more
Board book, 64 pages
Published October 18th 1999 by Multnomah (first published 1999)
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James Hutton
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
When Life Hurts, by Philip Yancey is a short book that tries to help the reader understand God’s place when one feels pain. It contains five short sections that one can go to when facing a particular challenge about pain. For example, section one is for when you wonder why God created pain, section three is for when God seems unfair, and section four is for when you wonder if God cares.

None of these sections are particularly long. Each section is about ten pages in length, at least two of which
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mrs. Joyce Lesley Keating
A book for the worst times of life

I chose the book because I had
two lots of surgery last year and then my husband died. There were no easy answers in it but the ideas pointed the way to greater faith and a way to pick up the pieces.
Gabriella
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Uplifting. Creates a moment of understanding - even if it's just for the moment.
Jenni Smith
This book is a quick read. I read it in a few sittings. It was a comfort to me.
Danielle
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fast, easy read. Great book for those struggling and wondering why? Life is not perfect and we need to realize that God is involved even through the pain and suffering.
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A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago. He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there as Editor and then Publisher. He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle: ...more