When Goliath Doesn't Fall: by Jody Conrad
Author: Jody Conrad
|Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord!—Habakkuk 3: 17-18|
You've read the Bible stories of God's amazing faithfulness. You've seen Him extend His blessings and healing to your family and friends. He's even answered your prayers for other issues in your life. But sometimes, no matter how much you pray or cling to the victories of the past, your present problem remains depressingly unchanged—with little hope for the future.
Most Christians understand and accept that life isn't always fair and that sometimes our prayers may not be answered; but still it's hard to get past the hurt and confusion of "why?" after you prayed and trusted God, believing that He'd defeat the ugly giant in your path, only to watch in sorrow as the giant didn't fall. How do you reconcile and rebuild your faith and hope in Christ when it seems He let life defeat you?
In When Goliath Doesn't Fall, Jody Conrad pulls the mask of Christianity down and admits to the ugliness of real life. Sometimes, no matter how hard you pray, babies die. Sometimes, no matter how much you trust God, doctors find cancer. Houses catch on fire; tornados demolish entire communities; and terrorists successfully crash airplanes into buildings. How are we supposed to respond when Goliath doesn't fall?
With compassion and understanding, Jody joins you in life's trenches and tells you about a different kind of deliverance. She shows you the unconditional and strangely hopeful worship of Habakkuk's heart and helps you discover how to cultivate a beautiful, wild faith that is still able to worship; still able to rejoice; still able to sing of the joys of heaven—even with cancer in its lungs.
Physical Info: 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
US SRP: 14.99 US
Pub Date: March 2008
- Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth
- Christianity - Prayer
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