Lord Willing?

Lord Willing? : Wrestling with God's Role in My Child's Death

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Does God's perfect plan really include this? When her young son was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jessica Kelley couldn't stomach Christian clichEs. God's will? Divine design? The Lord's perfect plan? In Lord Willing?, Kelley boldly tackles one of the most difficult questions of the Christian life: if God is all-powerful and all-loving, why do we suffer? For Kelley, this question takes an even more painful and personal turn: did God lack the power or the desire to spare her four-year-old son? For those dissatisfied with easy answers to why evil and tragedy occur, Lord Willing? offers a refreshing, hopeful journey straight to the heart of God. Be prepared for something more beautiful, more pure, and more healing that you can dare to imagine.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 318g
  • Herald Press (VA)
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1513800191
  • 9781513800196
  • 522,349

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-An alarming number of popular Christian personalities would have us believe that human suffering--even horrific tragedy&madsh;is ordained by God. Had Jessica Kelley followed this logic as she lived out the very real personal tragedy of her four-year-old son's brain cancer, she would have been left with a resigned, passionless faith--if any faith at all. But instead of drawing faint comfort from a God whose will cannot be thwarted, Kelley drew deep strength and hope from a God whose love cannot fail. Hers is a hard-won joy that only comes from realizing that no matter how great the darkness, love prevails.- --Janel Kragt Bakker, assistant professor-Memphis Theological Seminary- (12/01/2015)show more

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Does God's perfect plan really include this? When her young son was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jessica Kelley couldn't stomach Christian cliches. God's will? Divine design? The Lord's perfect plan? In Lord Willing?, Kelley boldly tackles one of the most difficult questions of the Christian life: if God is all-powerful and all-loving, why do we suffer? For Kelley, this question takes an even more painful and personal turn: did God lack the power or the desire to spare her four-year-old son? For those dissatisfied with easy answers to why evil and tragedy occur, Lord Willing? offers a refreshing, hopeful journey straight to the heart of God. Be prepared for something more beautiful, more pure, and more healing that you can dare to imagine.show more

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