Let God Be God

by Ray C. Stedman     |     Book Summary


Author: Ray C. Stedman
Publisher: Discovery House
Date: January 1, 2007
Pages: 249

Book Summary of Let God Be God by Ray C. Stedman


Suffering raises questions:

 

  • Why does God allow suffering? 
  • What can I say to help suffering people? 
  • Why do godly people apparently suffer while wicked people seem to not?

Suffering in our own lives raises even more: 

  • Why does God allow this? 
  • Why doesn’t He answer my prayers? 
  • Why is life unfair? 
  • Does God even care?

The book of Job is one of the earliest written documents that addresses the questions of suffering. There is deep wisdom here and insights that will help even the most agonized sufferer.

We also often find Job perplexing. It may be the oldest book in the Bible and one of the oldest books known to exist, and yet as we delve into it here we will find it to be startlingly relevant to the questions we ask today.

After thousands of years, it turns out, humans haven’t changed all that much. Our experiences of suffering continue, and the questions we ask persist. The wonder of the book of Job is that the God behind it hasn’t changed in the slightest. Job’s God still speaks today, urging us to let Him be God in our lives, even as we suffer.





Let God Be God

by Ray C. Stedman

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Let God Be God by Ray C. Stedman

AuthorRay C. Stedman
PublisherDiscovery House
DateJanuary 1, 2007
Pages249


Overview:

Suffering raises questions:

  • Why does God allow suffering? 
  • What can I say to help suffering people? 
  • Why do godly people apparently suffer while wicked people seem to not?

Suffering in our own lives raises even more: 

  • Why does God allow this? 
  • Why doesn’t He answer my prayers? 
  • Why is life unfair? 
  • Does God even care?

The book of Job is one of the earliest written documents that addresses the questions of suffering. There is deep wisdom here and insights that will help even the most agonized sufferer.

We also often find Job perplexing. It may be the oldest book in the Bible and one of the oldest books known to exist, and yet as we delve into it here we will find it to be startlingly relevant to the questions we ask today.

After thousands of years, it turns out, humans haven’t changed all that much. Our experiences of suffering continue, and the questions we ask persist. The wonder of the book of Job is that the God behind it hasn’t changed in the slightest. Job’s God still speaks today, urging us to let Him be God in our lives, even as we suffer.