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The God I Don’t Understand

Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith

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Dr. Chris Wright

Why is there evil and suffering in creation? Can someone explain what the Cross really means and how what happened there saves me? What are we supposed to believe about the so- called end of the world?

god-I-dont-understandThere are few who can truthfully say they have never had questions about things God has done and said. Even the most beloved and devoted theological scholars and believers throughout the ages have had questions for which they’ve never found satisfying, understandable answers. So how can you have joyful, fulfilling faith where you find no answers to these and other of life’s most puzzling questions? Dr. Chris Wright’s revealing new book, The God I Don’t Understand (Zondervan, January 2009), tackles those questions and more. Wright is the international director of the Langham Partnership International, a consortium of trusts founded by John Stott, including John Stott Ministries in the United States. With the kind of passion for which Dr. Wright has become well known, he opens his heart to non- believers, believers, and those who work in all kinds of ministry with an immediately engaging, less academic, more approachable style than many theologians. The questions on his heart are the questions on ours; his search for answers is our search as well.

In The God I Don’t Understand, Wright confronts head-on issues including:

• The mystery, offence, and defeat of evil

• The destruction of the Canaanites and why it is such a stumbling block for Christians

• The embarrassment some Christians feel about the “God of the Old Testament”

• The incomprehensibility of the Cross and the misleading ways some Christians speak of it

• Why “the end of the world” is a very inadequate phrase for what the Bible teaches

• What the new creation will be like and what the future holds for believers

Each page offers a new, encouraging discovery as he examines every facet and nuance of some of the most puzzling questions in the Christian faith and shares with readers how to find and maintain a joyful, soul-calming faith even when no definitive answers can be found.

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