An Honest, Hopeful Look at Christian Doubt
Doubt often has less to do with the head than the heart. When Christians go through trials–from unmet personal expectations to the death of a loved one–they often feel like God has abandoned them, or maybe he never cared at all. Kluck and Martin walk readers through dark times in their own lives to reveal a God of love who never forsakes his children. Here is grace and hope for any believer struggling to believe.
Though this book was written by two authors with different writing styles, it seemed to blend together okay for me. I did expect that it would have more scriptural references, however it was more about the author’s personal stories and their own disappointments in life. We can learn from others and how they deal with disappointments, applying what we learn from their stories to our own lives. Both of the authors learn that in their darkest moments they could still find God and realize he had an influence on their lives. When we have negative experiences we tend to doubt that God is even there. but through the experience we learn of His glory and greatness. Opinions on this book range from not so great to very good and I think that is because everybody has their own personal experiences with tragedy. We often want someone to give us all the magical answers so we can hurry through the pain of our darkest moments. Like the authors though, we must work through all these thoughts and emotions that these times cause, so that we can draw closer to God. This book is not for everyone. If someone is experiencing a pretty severe tragedy in their life, I am not sure this book would be a lot of comfort until after their experience of tragedy.. However, others might find it a very useful book to read. I would highly recommend that you read not only my review but others as well, before you make a decision about reading this book. Personally I found it a good book to read and was able to gain a lot of insight from reading it.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House Publishers. I was not obligated to write a positive review. Th opinions in this review are my own.