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Overview Before, during, or after readers are assaulted by doubt, pain, confusion, disappointment, or grief, this powerful book will help them zero in on Christ to ensure that no crisis of any kind will ever shipwreck their faith.
Publishers Description When the Hits Just Keep On Comin' There are small hits: The car won't start. You lose something valuable. It's raining on your five-hundred-person outdoor event. And there are big hits: She's diagnosed with cancer. You're being laid off. They're getting divorced. Regardless of magnitude, each trial causes us to ask, "Lord, do you really care?" Tony Evans bases his resounding, "Yes, He does " on a thorough analysis of John 11. While interacting with Martha and Mary, who were reeling from news of their brother's death, Jesus' words and actions have much to say to us today. Before, during, or after you're assaulted by doubt, pain, confusion, disappointment, or grief, this powerful book will help you zero in on Christ to ensure that no crisis of any kind will ever shipwreck your faith. "I Need a Miracle." You're in over your head. The hits just keep coming. "Maybe" you could handle this if you knew God cared. But right now? Well...you're not really sure. Catastrophe, sickness, loss, and other unexpected trials and setbacks can make you doubt that God is good or wants your best. But He "is" good. And He "does" care. Tony Evans reveals this truth in a new way through an eye-opening study of John 11. As you delve into the miracle of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead, you will find a pointed message for your own life and specific circumstances. Lingering, crippling doubts, fears, and disappointments have no rightful place in your life. Look up and take heart. God really "does" care. More than you could begin to imagine. INSIDE LEFT FLAP
"Wake up, O L ord ... Why do you ignore our suffering and oppression?" --Psalm 44: 23-24 Questioning God is nothing new. Since biblical times men and women have entertained doubts about His heart, His attentiveness, and His intentions. We demand answers to our cries of "Why, God?" and "How long do I have to endure this? " God is not put off or intimidated by your questions. He wants you to be real with Him. But He also wants to be real with you. And that means assuring you that He cares. In hard times and sickness, in fear and confusion, in pain and disappointment. It matters not what you face, but, rather, whom you choose to face. As you seek His comfort, you'll also find His challenge. Jesus cares too much to leave you where you're at. So the question is yours to answer: Will you believe Him for life beyond what you've ever experienced? Story Behind the Book As senior pastor of the 7,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Tony Evans knows when his flock is struggling, he knows the Truth, and he knows how to convey it in a life-changing way. This book is based on a series of messages that he originally gave in 2004 entitled, "Lord, Do You Really Care?" Combining it with another series he delivered on "The Caring Christian" in 2003, this book makes the powerful compassion of Christ applicable to any believer struggling with any crisis.
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Tony Evans, Th.D, is a Christian pastor and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster in the United States.
Dr. Evans serves as Senior Pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which was founded in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 500 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers' platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades[clarification needed] and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Evans' goal is to transform communities around the world by changing it from the inside out. Both the National Adopt-A-School Initiative (NCAASI) and its paired program "Miracle of the Million" are aimed at empowering families to impact churches which transform communities within cities to reach the state and revolutionize the country in order to touch the world.
Dr. Evans currently serves as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is also the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks for 32 years.
SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Tony Evans es el fundador y presidente de Alternativa Urbana, un ministerio nacional dedicado a la recuperacion de la esperanza en la vida personal, en familias, en iglesias y en comunidades. El Dr. Evans ejerce tambien como pastor principal de Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship en Dallas. Es autor de numerosos exitos de libreria, y su programa de radio se escucha en mas de 500 emisoras todos los dias.
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highly recommended. Jul 17, 2008
i liked: the author's writing style here was easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to understand and digest. very conversational; like he and i were sitting across the table from each other. he didn't take the high road in acknowledging and addressing really tough, contemporary questions. using the story of lazarus, martha, and mary in john 11, he illustrates the answers with a solid biblical view, not opinion. with each chapter, he parks on a verse of chapter 11 and really draws out well the practical meaning of the scripture. to further illustrate the life application, he cross references other bible verses and mixes in stories and experiences from his own life and ministry. i disliked: i did not find any aspect of the book that i did not like.
Great book Apr 25, 2008
This is a wonderful book that will encourage you in God's care and love. Dr. Evans does a wonderful job of applying God's word to circumstances in our life that are difficult and that have caused us to become discouraged. I've read chapters in this book that have really convinced me that God cares deeply about me and what I go through. I've learnt that even when He may seem distant, He has us safely protected in His hands. He loves us dearly and is intimately involved in our lives.