• When God Doesn't Make Sense

  • By: James C. Dobson
  • Narrated by: Mike Trout
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

1994 Gold Medallion Award winner!

Every person who lives long enough will eventually encounter circumstances that are difficult to explain theologically. From years of counselling experience, Dr. James Dobson offers assurance of God's constant care, even when human suffering is beyond our comprehension.

©1995 James C. Dobson (P)1995 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Good book for difficult times

Narrator sounds like a young Dr Dobson. Book answers questions for those lost or in pain. While Dr Dobson isn't a theologian, he understands much & shares his understanding in this book. I would recommend this book highly, but also follow up with others, who are theologians & have a deeper, more thoroughly studied understanding of why God does what He does (like Lee Stroebel or N.T. Wright). Simply Christian is a marvellous book for those seeking understanding.

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Heartbreaking but rewarding

I have often had these questions, it is nice to know that I am not alone in that. well written book from many different perspectives. Sometimes the recording was a bit quiet but it was still clear.

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fantastic

loved it, well narrated, teaches how to deal with pain. we are to trust Christ like little children.

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Faith to go on

Faith to go on despite unanswered questions. Love the last 10/15 minutes especially—very hope filled-will re-listen to that part possibly daily

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Must read

Loved it! Was very challenging and I enjoyed every minute of it! Must read!

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When God doesn’t make sense

This was a great book. I loves the authors examples of those who have faced adversity in life and weaves through biblical verses that help you comprehend the greatness of God.
The author provides biblical evidence that although God doesn’t make sense faith and prayer is above all the most important things to do when seeking God and his love.
This book has really helped me feel closer to God after surviving an difficult life. I’m learning to forgive and make amends with my creator. My faith in God should be greater than any loss, struggle or pain I have endured.
Although some of the beliefs of the author about these new times are not aligned with what I believe I respect his view of the world and was still able to received the beautiful messages.

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Excellent book!

great understanding and wisdom was given to the author from God in the writing of this book.

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Excepting this life as it is

Everything in this life is temporary....this is a very frank discussion about the hardships in this life. The author talks straight but rounds it all out but challenging us to have a different perspective when we consider the obstacles we face.

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wonderful

I lost my son five years ago. I wished I had listened to this a long time ago

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Great book, not so great narrator

The book, for me, was 5 star. I love Dr James Dobson and listened to a few excerpts read by the man himself on his broadcast, which is what interested me in the book. There are some really heart wrenching bits in the book. I feel like this is one that Dr Dobson should have read himself. He's a great speaker and doesn't seek to hide emotion when it's warranted. However, the narrator of this book is what caused me to lose focus on the stories sometimes. Very dry reading and sort of monotone.

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A book that speaks the truth

Love it and it brought to light the truth in our work with God. narrator's sound quality was too low in some parts and there was a struggle to hear him.