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Seriously, God?

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Have you lost your faith, or are you feeling angry with God, or in despair? This book will help. Fr Michael White and Tom Corcoran share parables and stories from the Bible, and stories from personal experiences so that you can see things differently. They study the common questions of why we experience pain and misery, loss of faith, our feelings that our prayers are not answered, and many other concerns. Handling grief and wondering why someone we loved died for seemingly no reason also plays a big part in this helpful book.

I had forgotten some of the parables and stories from the Bible, so it was good to read them again, and to read the author's interpretations, and how they can help us with our own experiences of life. For example, reading about Joseph's sufferings, and his decision to forgive his brothers, can also assist us with our own pain, and sturggles to forgive.

The part that I found especially moving, however, was the chapter on Revelation and the idea of heaven. Revelation is an especially difficult book to understand, but I found the author's explanation of it beautifully written, and very inspiring. I'd like to read more of their books.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Enjoyed the read, but felt overall that the flow bounced around a bit too much for my taste.

Received complimentary e-copy for honest review.
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I have struggled with faith all my life.  I do not believe in God but would love to. I am envious of those who truly find comfort in their religion.  I was interested in this book because it addressed the questions of how a loving God could allow such horrible things to happen.  While I appreciated the authors stories and how they connected their lives back to God, I came away feeling no different then before.
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Seriously, God? by Michael White and Tom Corcoran is just the right book for the "doubting Thomas" times in which we live.

The authors deftly answer the doubts people often voice about God and His goodness in the midst of tragedy, trauma, and heartache. 

Numerous Biblical stories illuminate the idea that, despite the difficulties we experience in life, God loves us and truly wants what is best for us. 

White and Corcoran also offer words of consolation for those who may feel angry at God because of the trials and tribulations of life:

"When questions and confusion, frustration and anger arise about where God is and what he's doing, we have nothing to fear. We don't have to run from those thoughts and emotions. We can lean into them. God is big enough to handle all that."

White and Corcoran deal wisely with what has been called "the problem of evil" as it relates to the all-loving and all-powerful nature of God. In reading Seriously, God? we can grow in not only our knowledge of Him, but in our personal relationship with Him.
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