When God’s Ways Make No Sense
By Dr. Larry Crabb
We’ve all asked God that question, “Why?” Our finite minds can’t comprehend what God is doing and why. We can’t see the good that will come from it as we are walking through it. We wonder if God really loves us, if he will really take care of us, if he really is all powerful… etc All these lies spring out of lack of faith and cause us to doubt our creator. So what do we do when God’s ways make no sense?
Dr. Crabb’s book When God’s Ways Make No Sense, is a “powerful exploration of God’s often mysterious ways… Dr Larry Crabbe challenges you to seize the opportunities for growth and maturity that come your way when you experience troubles and failures. Rather than pushing back against adversity, you are invited to look closer at what God is doing in your life when it feels like He is far from you. Unpacking the stories of three very different biblical figures, Crabb lights the way to a life of resting in the goodness of a God who is always working out His plan for our lives.” (book cover)
Crabbe presents 3 responses to life: “Will we resist and run, like Jonah? Will we distort and deny, like Saul? or Will we tremble, refusing to turn away from the God whose thoughts and ways are higher than ours and instead wait patiently…” (95) Thoughts are clearly illustrated with examples and illustrations, there is lots of commentary, and the voice of the book is definitely psychological. The author writes with a rather introspective approach and you can see his background coming through loudly. In a book of this subject matter, I want to see more of what the Bible says and less what others say. I wish there was more scripture used throughout. It wasn’t that there wasn’t any scripture, I just wanted to see more. Nonetheless, there were tons of take-aways and application points. What would have made the book even better would have been thought provoking questions for self-reflection and to help draw out what we are thinking about the subject matter so that those areas of wrong thinking can be changed. I give it 3 stars of 5.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has in no way influenced my review. All thoughts are my own.
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