Item description for When God is Silent: Choosing to Trust in Life's Trials by Charles R. Swindoll...
Overview This positive book of encouragement and hope is compiled from text in the newly released Job by best-selling author Charles Swindoll. His practical application of the Bible to everyday living makes God's truths a reality to people experiencing loss, uncertainty, and doubt. This book will be directed at a broad audience of both genders. The object is to create a book that will provide encouragement, comfort and direction for the matrix of modern life. Based on guidelines gleaned from the life of Job, the book will focus on: a) Seven things Job teaches us about ourselves b) Seven things Job teaches us about God
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1404101470 ISBN13 9781404101470 UPC 023755006066
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More About Charles R. Swindoll
Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as a senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck s listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. A leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck s extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation of men and women for ministry. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren."
Charles R. Swindoll has published or released items in the following series...
Great Lives (Thomas Nelson)
Great Lives from God's Word
Swindoll Leadership Library
Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary
Reviews - What do customers think about When God is Silent: Choosing to Trust in Life's Trials?
Great Presentation - Very well done Apr 7, 2009
This book is obviously not meant to be a verse-by-verse look at the book of Job. The presentation and Photography in the book makes that clear from the outset. However, some critical points are made about who God is and how that should adjust our perspective on our problems and pain. Anyone going through trials will appreciate these points.
The book never made me think that I was part of some cosmic game, as the previous reviewer said. On the contrary, the truth of God's sovereignty causes us to ponder the deep thoughts that are necessary to get through times of struggle. The point of the book of Job is clearly made in this book. "God's plans are beyond our understanding and too deep to explain." - and we desperately need to know this so that we can Stop Trying to explain everything.
I would also recommend "The Problem of Pain" by C.S. Lewis
Encouraging? Jun 12, 2007
I hate this book. I am being treated for cancer and I received this from a fellow Christian to encourage me.
Beautiful cover, lush photos, nice paper and words inside that basically say, "God's in control, you have nerve to question your situation, so suck it up". I almost felt like I was being scolded for not cheerfully accepting my fate. Very surface level stuff - nothing doctrinally deep at all. And unless you have read the book of Job or were familiar with scripture (Paul's story especially) there is nothing to really relate to in this book.
I would never give this book to an unbeliever because they would walk away feeling like they were nothing more than a pawn in some cosmic game. I have received much better devotionals devoted to getting me through this hard time with faith and hope - this book bolstered neither.
Check out this book instead: "When Life Isn't Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering" (Trusting the Master Series)