When you ask a question don't you expect an answer? The problem with unanswered questions that we have about faith, God or Christianity is if we don't get an answer , we may decide it was not important . For some it may be that we start to believe false statements and our journey may take a different direction. I loved the authors' candor as he tackled tough questions. When we ask a question to God and don't receive an answer, we think He is not listening or maybe ignoring us. Of course that is not true but in the book he talks about God being silent in our lives for a reason. "God's silence is personal because it can be the agent of our transformation."
I was so enthralled with the statement of "memorial stones" in our lives. We all need to be reminded of times when He was there to help us through a hard time . Do we remember what He did for us? It's nice to remember those times and thank him for protecting us and perhaps growing our faith during those trials. I always remember people saying when you are in trouble , they don't hesitate to call out to Him. We also need to call out to Him and thank Him everyday for all He has done for us.
The chapter on mental illness and suicide was one of the best, most accurate accounts of this national epidemic. How many of us are guilty of letting the "beast' out when someone comes to us with a problem? We go into scripture quoting mode and make the person feel ashamed. The bottom line is people don't want to be lectured, they want to be loved and accepted. He goes on to say that no where in the bible does it say if you commit suicide that you are going to hell. What a bold statement. I have always been told the complete opposite. This doesn't mean He condones suicide, in fact it is "a poor testimony ."
There are so many great nuggets of revelation in this book that I feel like shouting from the rooftops. I'm thankful that I was able to read this book with clear eyes and an open heart. I encourage everyone looking for answers to take this book, study it and let the truth set you free. "Christians are not perfect, just forgiven ."
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.