Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Review: Unreasonable Hope: Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain by:Chad Veach
About the Book:
“Where was God when ____? How could God allow ____? Why?”
These are the questions that flood our hearts and minds when the unimaginable happens. When things go horribly wrong and the world seems to be unraveling, how do you believe in God’s goodness? How do you cling to hope?
Chad Veach directs readers away from clichéd Sunday school answers that fail to offer real comfort or provide faith-building insights. Instead, he draws from God’s promises in the Bible and from the story of his own daughter’s diagnosis of a devastating and debilitating disease to reveal simple, purposeful steps for dealing with pain. Resting in God’s love, remembering his past faithfulness, and realizing the distinction between having faith and clinging to hope are just some of these steps.
Veach reminds us that because we know who God is, we know there is hope.
Trying to figure God out, I personally think is a real big mistake. Just when you think you figured Him out, everything changes again and you are left wondering. This has happened to me more times than I can count. It's easy getting drug done in the mud of self pity when we don't have all the answers. I know personally, that I will allow myself a short time feeling sorry for myself and then it's time to get back up and start again.
Unreasonable Hope is a great place to start to figure out and sort through the why's of this world. The author gives us insight into what it takes to resolve these issues in our own minds. A way of achieving inner peace through what could be a very trying time to an individual. Resting on God's love and promises is a very special way to put a lot of feelings and situations into prespective and this book helps you do just that.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.