Author: Harold S. Kushner
Release Date: 2007-12-18
The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the nationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers. When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. In these pages, Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
If God is good, why does He allow suffering? Popular author Dave Earley provides solid biblical answers in 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People. Why does God allow bad things to happen to "good" people? Popular author Dave Earley provides twenty-one key reasons, carefully drawn from scripture and accompanied by contemporary, real-life stories. Written in Earley's casual, readable style, 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People promises hope and encouragement through the pain.
Life is full of challenges. Some of the challenges we face in life are so painful that we invariably ask, Why is this happening to me? The Bible promises a day in the future when there will be no more pain and no more sorrow when the Lord establishes a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1-4). But until then, bad things will continue to happen. But we are not helpless. The Bible provides answers to suffering that will help us deal with the painful challenges we face. By following Biblical prescriptions we can grow spiritually and emotionally. Lifes difficulties will no longer be viewed as evils, but as challenges to be overcome with victory; lifes adversities can be made to work for us rather than against us.
Many people wonder why bad things happen to good people. You have to realize that there are many things which are hidden from us; and they are known to God. And we do not have to worry ourselves to know about many of them, especially when knowing the true nature and reason may not avail any good. We are not God; and we cannot know everything. Yet God reveals what He wants us to know to us. The Spirit of God reveals many things to us; but He reveals what God wants us to know. And you may not have to use what God told you about a situation to generalize and apply it to some other situations. If you do, you may be erring and deceiving yourself and others.
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though NOTHING is a miracle, and the other is as though EVERYTHING is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein and I believe on miracles—join us! In fact, if I could just say one thing to you, it would be; ‘Always, always, always… Expect a Miracle!’ Through the pages of my book you will find sometimes graphic and possibly disturbing situations. But, don’t give up—please continue reading—I promise you, I reveal the blessings hidden deep inside all of those uglier ‘messings’. Together, we will uncover: The blueprint to wrestling for your very own blessings The secrets to revealing your personal miracles The process to doubling your blessings by paying them forward.
Author: Dr. Charlie B. Mayson
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Bad things happen to good people. Life shows up at your door and either your prepared or your not. Good hard working people have to prepare for difficult times. Behind the Glass is the first in a series of books about a mans journey through an unjust legal system. His tools for spiritual development and his preperations for a possible long prison term.
Author: Robert A. Schuller
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
Release Date: 1995
This hope-giving book helps readers understand that God's blessings are available in the present and that they can take hold of them. Different chapters view God's blessing, even when life hurts, when forgiveness is needed, when you reach out to others, when you need refuge, and when you don't feel the joy of His presence.
If God is good, why do bad things happen? Is God in total control of life on earth? Does everything happen for a divine reason? Does God punish us? Is God testing us? What about the judgment of God? What about Job's suffering and Paul's thorn? When does God answer prayer? Isn't it time to get the right answers about God and eliminate those big, nagging question marks? Yes, it is time. In God, Why? Chas Stevenson presents powerful, precise, scriptural logic that eradicates popular spiritual myths and flawed teaching that has misled and confused people about God's character and God's good will. You're about to make a delightful discovery of Bible truths that will clear the hazy image of God and bring the reality of who he is and how he works into plain sight. If you have a personal relationship with God already, God, Why? will bring relief to your soul, strengthen your faith, and empower you for life. If you aren't sure about God, it will resolve the spiritual inconsistencies that may have obstructed your view of God. And for everyone, God, Why? will end the confusion by accurately answering the tough questions. At last, a solid explanation of why things happen that will leave you happy...with hope and certainty about God Almighty!
Author: J. P. Vaswani
Publisher: New You Books
Release Date: 2005-05-01
The book entitled "A Girl Called Anne", is suitable for all ages. While it sets out to be an inspiration to its readers, it manages to capture the imagination and gives an insight into a real jamaican family life. The story is based on the life of a jamaican girl, living in rural jamaica in the 20th century. This touching story tells how unforeseen circumstances and challenges can adversely affect a child'hs life. As the story unfolds, the reader gets a closer look at family life in rural Jamaica, West Indies, some unfamiliar customs and behaviours that are therefore expliained in the Glossary. The story is told through humour, historical facts, childhood memories, love scenes, and some scenes that may cause one to ponder how all these lead eventually to self actualization. Conversely, it is a clear indication of how strength of character, and determination are enabling factors in overcoming challenges and are contributors to happiness and prosperity in the end. "A Girl Called Anne", is a fascinating story which ensures the reader is gripped to the finish. The language is simple and, is easily understood. It is a book that a reader will definitely want to own.
Why do bad things happen to good people? I started writing this book years ago to answer my own questions around pain and suffering. I came in with my own doubts and misgivings; my religion if you will and the love of God and His Holy Spirit broke down years and years of hurt and wrong teaching in my life. I hope this book answers the questions you have as well as give you hope and understanding.
Author: David Henry
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Why bad things happen to good people has always been one of the hard questions of Christianity. While the answer is explained here in a format and in language children can understand, My biggest hope in writing this is for people to be able to step out of their humanity for a moment and look at the story with a slightly larger perspective.
The author considers the different opinions people have before investigating the biblical answers about a crucial topic that needs to be faced by an evangelistic church. He looks at the situation biblical characters faced, the opposition to Jesus himself, and the suffering of the early church.
Author: Billy Graham
Publisher: World Audience Inc
Release Date: 2017-03-10
The authors are: Billy Graham, Adrian Rogers, John A. Huffman, Jr., Thomas K. Tewell, James Kennedy, William Bouknight, Reverend Chuck Smith, Michael W. Foss, Robert Anthony Schuller, Robert H. Schuller, Dr. Roger Swearington. Why bad things happen to good people is a topic that has increasingly captured my attention-and for two principal reasons: First, the number of dedicated Christians and Jews to whom this question seems to remain quietly disturbing-in times of personal crisis, occasionally even evoking a desperate plea: Why, God? Second, the effect upon agnostics. This appears even more devastating and often more decisive: "If this is how Christianity or Judaism works in times of need; if this is how God operates, I'm not interested!" Such is not an uncommon agnostic's response. There are, no doubt, a number of other personal, historical, sociological, and family factors in play, which would more precisely define any given agnostic's reluctance to accept God or to join a church or synagogue. World Audience Publishers, New York www.worldaudience.org