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Why is this happening to me?

Why won't God stop this?

Why am I in pain?

Why did my child die?

Why do they hate me?

"I would really recommend this book to those who are seeking Christ and for those who have accepted Him...." Richard DeMoss, Readers' Favorite
Paperback, 139 pages
Published January 17th 2020 by Zion Press
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Joan
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
It is sometimes hard to trust God when we suffer. Challenged in that very subject, Wise studied the Bible and current academic research to understand why trusting God is sometimes so difficult. The first part of the book is a bit academic in style with lots of footnoted research reviewed. The second part of the book is much more personable as Wise shares his own experience of suffering.

Wise explores four reasons we suffer: we live in a fallen world, we experience pain because of our sin, God is
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Erin
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
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My Thoughts on Why Can’t We Trust God?:
I think this book read well. There are definitely aspects of it that I might not agree with but the author presented his argument well and in an informed way. I do appreciate that it is based on scripture and does use scripture to back things up.

Not everything is something that I agree with but I do think this is an important topic. It’s so easy to fall into the why is God doing this to my mindset of thinking we’re being picked on. That if God wanted to he
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Karin Thompson
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a refreshing book of encouragement of how much God loves you.
If you have been struggling with the concept “Can God love me?” then this book is a must for you.
Wise leads you through a detailed journey of how much God loves you flaws and all. I found it so encouraging to be reminded that I can truly trust God because of his great love for me. Through scriptural examples Wise shows, how God came through every time someone places their trust in Him.
Using the analogy of a bowling alley, Wise
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Joni
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Why Can't We Trust God is an interesting read. There are many bible references and stories. Some provided moments of introspection. There were a couple stories that left me with more questions than answers. An interesting, thought provoking read.
Fay Jacobsohn
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent book on why there are pain and suffering in the world. From a faith-based standpoint along with science, the author explains how our trust is formed and how we can trust in God. Using lots of Scripture and some personal experience, the author explains the four sorrows that should point us to God.

I enjoyed this book and fully agree with the premise of it. I'm just not sure that Why Can't We Trust God? is the best title for this book. It should be called, “Why Is There Pain an
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Sara
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
While I often read books that are pertaining to spirituality and God, this particular theological style of read is not at the top of my list. Lately, I have found that it is good to get out of your routine and try new things or push through hard things. So, with the title and the cover peaking my interest, I started reading. The first few chapters were exactly why I don't pick up theological books of this nature. It is very hard for me to get through them quickly and this was true for Why Can't ...more
Deana Dick
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The word trust makes me quiver at times. It has been a struggle for me all my life. I have often questioned why God would allow such horrific things to happen if He loves us. How do you explain to someone that God has a reason for taking a loved one or having you go through a traumatic event? In this book I found many scriptures that help explain questions I have had and examples that show how much He loves me.

I am one of those people who takes notes as I read. I want to remember things I find
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Emma Filbrun
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I struggled to read this book. That was not because it wasn't worth reading, but because I have a hard time reading theological books like this. It was a very worthwhile book, but I found it hard to keep focused. I also struggled at times to tell how the content related to the title. However, it was a very inspiring book, and short enough that I read it through twice to get more out of it. Some of the things that stood out to me were that we cannot love until we can truly trust. Children trust a ...more
Katie
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm not certain I've ever read a book quite like this. The book bridges research in how we trust others from different parts of ourselves as a being and relates them to Scripture to reveal how perfect God and His plan for our life is. The book focuses around suffering which pertains to the title because we are always very quick to question God in suffering. The author relates his own anecdote dealing with the loss of a child to relate to the reader as well. The book is for the deep thinkers and ...more
Debbie
Mar 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Why Can’t We Trust God? " Thomas Wise is a book that is filled with Biblical examples and some from the author's own life.

This book explains why there is suffering and tells us we need to listen for God's voice and even through the author doesn't come out and say it this way, I think he is saying that the more we trust and rely on God we learn to trust Him more, just as children learn to trust their parents. It explains that "All things work out for the good" Romans 8:28

I recommend this book to
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Patti Pierce
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why Can’t We Trust God? caught my eye because of the title. I know we can trust God, for He is the same. This book combines personal stories, Biblical stories, and Biblical Scriptures to prove how much we need to rely on God. At many places in this book, I found myself agreeing with what the author had to say.

At other points in the book, I realized some things discussed such as what age Adam was when he was created by God never crossed my mind. I loved reading the personal stories that were incl
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Mary
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This little book seems especially appropriate for this time with a pandemic and panic reigning. The author share why we can and should trust God in all circumstances. We know we live in a fallen world so negative things are to be expected and should come as no surprise. In six chapters this book addresses personality, sorrow, and joy, and connects each to God, whom we must trust to find the answers/contentment we seek. The author has served as a mentor so he knows how to help those who struggle. ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
This book addresses some issues and questions we all struggle through. It’s a book that takes some concentration to read, as there’s deeper concepts presented here. The author shares his research as well his own personal experiences and sadness. (Just a note: This book tells of the loss of a child. I wanted to make sure I included this in my review in case this is an emotional trigger for someone.) The author does focus on the need to trust Jesus for salvation.

As I write this review, I find that
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Michelle Castaneda
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why Can't We Trust God? by Thomas Wise tackles this question in different ways. He looks deeply at the obstacles in our faith and how we can overcome them. Mr Wise deals with the topic with great reasoning and well-ordered arguments and illustrations. This book is perfect for strengthening your faith based on the solid principles of God’s Word. I think this book is great both for believers and nonbelievers alike. This book is such a gift to our world that seems so upside down these days. I highl ...more
M.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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It was a good read.
Paula
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
This one ended up being difficult to read.
It was a good premise to write on, but I had a hard time with the presentation. A good subject, and some good examples from the author's life and from the Bible. Ended up skimming after a while and didn't finish all of it.
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